The Guilty

6.11 h 49 min2000R
A misguided young man (Devon Sawa, "Final Destination") recently released from prison is hired by a mysterious, high-powered lawyer (Bill Pullman, "Independence Day") to silence the woman he raped.
Anthony Waller
Bill PullmanDevon SawaGabrielle Anwar
English [CC]
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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Butterflymom54Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Suspensful story
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I like Bill Pullman. He does a good job playing an unlikable character. The movie has two stories the writer tries to intertwine. There are so many scenes that try to tie together but at times the process is tedious. The suspense is very good. Lot's of misuse of the name of Jesus. That's really disrespectful. He does not deserve to have His name be used as a way to deal with frustration and anger. However it is always a good thing to call on the name of Christ for help when dealing with all issues and most of the characters in this story could use a Savior. Gabrielle Anwar does a good job here too with her character. The movie ends with a shocking twist and that was good. The viewer will enter a world of low morals, self-centered behavior and disrespect, a rape: Maybe and a murder with blood splatter. Save this one for adults. Not sure anyone here could be redeemed. The best character seems to have a penchant for getting involved in some messy stuff. However his step-father is a priest and his mom really loves him so maybe there is hope in that. I thought it was a pretty good movie with some twists and turns and in need of a few tweaks.
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Aloha LeslieReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
A bit slow, but entertaining.
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Like many reviewers, I like Bill Pullman a lot, even in this film with him being out of charming, Mr. Nice Guy character. I did have problems (will hear it from the "Me Too" movement), with the "rape" charge by Gabrielle Anwar. Sorry, she led the guy on with deep seduction, he got drunk, and moved in. We never hear her say "NO!" except in her own mind. I never felt sorry for her "poor me" victimization act. Now, if he had really come on with her outwardly resisting, not seducing, I would have bought it and been on her side completely. BTW, I'm a woman. As a prior defense investigator, I've seen both sides of the fence. Not all women are "Me too", not all men are rapists. All in all, I enjoyed it...passed the time during voluntery social distancing. :(
7 people found this helpful
The Lone StrikerReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Meh.. Poor character plotting wrecks this. Too bad, it had potential.
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I enjoyed watching Bill Pullman play against type here - I've never seen him play a villain before, and he sort of pulls it off. The other actor I really enjoyed here was Gabrielle Anwar - she has a face that I felt I'd seen a thousand times. In a juster world, we all would have. She had a spate of success in the 90's and early 2000's, and is probably most iconically remembered for dancing the tango with Al Pacino in The Scent of a Woman - she stole the show in that. She is damn pretty, and a pretty good actress. I liked seeing her here.

Otherwise, this film has a nice noirish mood, and until about halfway through it seems to be really going somewhere. Then, the central characters start to do one inexplicably stupid thing after another. Everyone, even the smartest of us, will make an idiotic mistake once in a while. The two main characters here make at least a dozen gross errors that really make no sense at all. They expose vulnerabilities and fail to take advantage of situations in the most foolish ways possible. This quickly made the plot absurd. I almost quit watching, but Pullman and Anwar's acting pulled me through to the end. Overall grade, C -.
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Lillian StoneReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Smart Movie
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A well-paced, edge-of-your seat smart script. You have to pay attention to what is really going on. From start to finish we were all engaged. DVD plays well, and arrived quick. Our DVD menu offered audio English.
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Delilah M.Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Bill pullman is great as always but the story is lacking.... from the baby face kid who gets out of prison for petty theft to the secretary who leads him on and gives half hearted "no" ... the story just is unbelievable and had so much potential....
Amy M.Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie!
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Highly underrated movie!! I remember catching it on tv years ago and came across it as a recommendation and had to have it. Glad to add it to my collection.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Nice twist
L BuysReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Slow n boring
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Slow n boring
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