The Guilty (Den skyldige) Reviews

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February 25, 2019
The Guilty is a clever Danish thriller that takes full advantage of the strengths and weaknesses of modern communications.
January 25, 2019
"The Guilty" is a nerve-wracking exercise in tension that also manages to reveal itself in layers, leaving assumptions dashed on the floor.
October 26, 2018
Make the right call and watch this immediately.
October 25, 2018
Godard said that all you need to make a film is a girl and a gun. Well, with his smart and mercilessly gripping abduction thriller, the Danish director Gustav Möller has pulled it off with a middle-aged man and a hands-free phone.
October 22, 2018
"The Guilty" is smartly constructed and tautened with regular twists, but, if it were merely clever, it wouldn't test your nerves as it does.
October 19, 2018
Set in an enclosed room with essentially one actor, and made up entirely of phone conversations, the film employs a full toolbox of cinematic techniques to fashion a complex character study.
October 19, 2018
Piecing together what is really going on is almost as satisfying as figuring out the clues of a first-rate detective story.
October 19, 2018
A cinematic study in tension, sound design, and how to make a thrilling movie with a limited tool box.
October 18, 2018
If the setting of "The Guilty" couldn't be simpler, its immaculate execution by first-time director Gustav Möller couldn't be more gripping and involving.
October 18, 2018
Clever sound design helps sculpt the clockwork narrative. The best stories are the ones that unfold in your mind.
October 18, 2018
"The Guilty" provides a master class in low-budget yet high-concept independent filmmaking. It's riveting.
October 18, 2018
It's a clever enough variation on a genre, done with a genuine sense of verve - the sort of rough gem you don't want to keep on hold.
October 18, 2018
Unfolding in real time, this immediately involving story bends and turns in surprising, sometimes horrifying ways.
October 17, 2018
It turns its cramped, claustrophobic confines not only into a virtue, but its biggest white-knuckle strength.
October 16, 2018
It has something to offer even those viewers who are sick of stories about dirty cops in need of redemption.
October 16, 2018
Möller makes a whole lot out of very little: a whole lot of dramatic forcefulness out of the most simple and basic of elements, a solitary man struggling to do the right thing.
June 28, 2018
This polished, well-calibrated thriller is a best-in-class showcase of the possibilities of cinema even with the most limited of resources.
May 16, 2018
Möller squeezes every drop of tension out of the concept, and then finds ways to suck the air from your lungs again.
January 23, 2018
Above all else, The Guilty is an acting showcase for Cedergren, whose has a considerable presence in European film and television but has yet to gain visibility in the English-language world.
January 23, 2018
A claustrophobic thriller that finds fascinating ways to transcend, spiritually, its confines.
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