Antoine Fuqua is known for crafting suspenseful films that examine heroism, policing, and authority. Despite the fact that it was not his first feature film, he is most known for Training Day, which tells the narrative of a new cop’s terrible first day on the job alongside a crooked opponent. He’s adapted a popular Danish film about a 911 operator with a hero mentality who pushes some ethical boundaries for his latest. IMDB
The Guilty is a nail-biting thrill trip that unveils its mysteries in exactly the right amount of time to keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s aggravating to see a stressed Joe clutching his face with only a keyboard between his itching trigger fingers. It makes excellent use of the single-location gag, and Gyllenhaal’s powerful performance holds it all together. Gyllenhaal uses his eyes to create distinct characteristics for each character in all of his performances. He beams anguish, grief, and rage from his eyes, letting his nuanced reactions to do the work of providing us with enough by being the only thing on screen.