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Screener Squad: The Guilty

The Guilty Movie Review


I’m sure most of you never got a chance to catch the intense 2018 Danish film that this is a remake of (you can check out our glowing review of it here). It was immediately optioned for remakes by multiple different countries including, of course, the USA. In this new version, directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) and written by Nic Pizzolatto (“True Detective”), Jake Gyllenhaal plays Joe, a disgraced LAPD cop who is stuck in limbo working the 911 call center, and he’s not pleased about it. On the night before his morning trial (for offenses slowly to be revealed throughout the picture) he receives a call for help from a woman (Riley Keough) who has been kidnapped and is riding in the vehicle with her kidnapper. As the night progresses and Joe becomes more frantic trying to get information and help for this woman from every resource he has, he starts to lose control. And even worse, sometimes things aren’t exactly how they seem. Chris, Jordan, and Alan all really dug on this particular adaptation of the original film and defend its reason for being in their review.


DIRECTED BY: Antoine Fuqua

STARRING: Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Vidal, Adrian Martinez, Riley Keough, Peter Sarsgaard, Eli Goree, Ethan Hawke, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Christiana Montoya, David Castañeda, Beau Knapp, Edi Patterson, Paul Dano, Gillian Zinser, Bill Burr, Dillon Lane, Marlene Forte




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.



Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)

Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.



Chris HAlan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)

Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.



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