24 days ago
THE GUILTY (2018)
Directed by: Gustav Möller
Starring: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi
Few movies have had me walking out of the theater speechless. This is one of them.
Den Skyldige (The Guilty) is a Danish thriller that's so well made, it's practically flawless. Every element is perfectly executed, creating a story that's so absorbing, it will leave you craving for more and yet absolutely satisfied.
The directing, for one, is great. Every element is carefully balanced, and the dark and intriguing tone of the film grows in intensity with every second that goes by. The screenplay is also great: The dialogue is perfect, the story is engrossing, the twists are unexpected, and the characters are wonderfully written, especially, of course, our main man, the only face that we consistently see throughout the movie. The ending is a perfect example of how an ambiguous ending can do wonders.
The cinematography might be some of the best I've ever seen in a thriller, as well as the editing. They create a tense, claustropbobic atmosphere that always kept me at the edge of my seat.
The acting is also great, especially Cedergren's intense performance.
I cannot reccommend The Guilty enough. It's a masterclass on how thrillers should be made. Find a way to watch it, and enjoy the ride.
Personal enjoyment: 10/10
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