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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
I think this film is one of the best films Devon Sawa has ever appeared in. I will admit the beginning is pretty boring, but as the film goes on, the better it gets. It's all about a lawyer, Callum Crane (Bill Pullman) who only cares about himself and his career and a young boy, Nathan Corrigan (Devon Sawa) who has just got out of jail and begins looking for his real...
Published on June 13, 2002 by E. French

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2.0 out of 5 stars So many coincidences, so absurd behaviors
Entertaining, but unbelievable.

**SPOILERS, SPOILERS AND ONLY SPOILERS**
Outside of a soap opera, what are the odds of someone unknowingly hiring his own son (whose existence he didn't know) to kill a girl with whom, coincidentally and also unknowingly, the son is temporarily living? What are the odds that son will have a criminal record, and also will...
Published on October 30, 2011 by Claudio Di Gregorio


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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, June 13, 2002
This review is from: The Guilty [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I think this film is one of the best films Devon Sawa has ever appeared in. I will admit the beginning is pretty boring, but as the film goes on, the better it gets. It's all about a lawyer, Callum Crane (Bill Pullman) who only cares about himself and his career and a young boy, Nathan Corrigan (Devon Sawa) who has just got out of jail and begins looking for his real father who just so happens to be Callum. On a one off date with his secretary, Sophie (Gabrielle Anwar), Callum gets very drunk, and rapes her. She then files a lawsuit against him after he fires her and gets promoted to be a judge. Callum hires Nathan after he saves him from being mugged by two thugs in a carpark to kill her. Nathan gets $5.000, a photo and an address of where Sophie lives, but throws it away, only to be found by his pal, Leo (Jaimz Woolvett) who owes money to someone. When he hears there's another $25.000 in the bag for killing Sophie, he sets out to find her...
Very good film which I recommend if you want to be in suspense!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Guilty..., August 17, 2011
This review is from: The Guilty (DVD)
Like the other Amazoners, I too, was surprised by the twists and turns this movie took. That ending was classic. To coin a phrase, "everybody loses." If/when this movie comes on cable (it was a Made-for-TV movie?), watch for yourself. It's not as predictable as you think!

Again: "everybody loses" (and will be worth your time...)

I rate "The Guilty"...4 stars!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pullman pulls average movie into entertainment, November 15, 2001
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becky robison (ft. worth, texas United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Guilty [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Actor Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping) gets past the average acting of the younger stars in "The Guilty" to make a pretty good suspense/murder mystery. Too much airtime was given to the younger actors which is always a mistake when seasoned talent is also used. Afterall, it's Mr. Pullman's name and talent that makes viewers want to see the movie. It's murder with a twist and a moral: Don't get caught up with Generation X.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twists & Turns Galore, July 30, 2010
This review is from: The Guilty (DVD)
I caught this movie on late-night TV not too long ago, and I loved it. Yes, it's full of unlikely coincidences, but so what? It's not a serious thought-provoking movie. It's just pure fun--break out the popcorn. I loved all the connections and interconnections, it was mind-blowing. I look forward to seeing it again, when I've forgotten all the twists & turns.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Polished modern noir movie, June 8, 2005
This review is from: The Guilty [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This crisp and well made little movie is set in Florida ,during what appears to be a season of perpetual rain ,virtually every external scene taking place in a downpour .

Bill Pullman plays an ambitious and ruthless lawyer who is appointed to a Federal judgeship ,a position he has long coveted .There are however clouds on his personal horizon .His wife is having an affair with his best friend ;he has an illegitimate son ,a minor criminal with a conviction for auto theft ,who has found out about his father and wishes to track hin down ;in addition his new assistant,a most attractive young woman is blackmailing him after he raped and fired her .

His solution ? Hire the son to kill the blackmailer and then set him up to take the rap .The only thing he did not anticipate was that the two would fall in love ,or that one of his son's criminal associates would then seek to step up to the plate .

The plot is slick ,cynical and twisty and a very capable cast do it full justice .

This is derivative but well made and attractively cast ,making it an enjoyable way to kill 90 minutes or so
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4.0 out of 5 stars GUILTY PLEASURE, March 29, 2004
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This review is from: The Guilty (DVD)
Bill Pullman stars as a cocky, self-assured federal judge-to-be who seems to get away with murder..or does he? Pullman takes his secretary out, and in a fit of drunken stupor, rapes her. She threatens to expose him; he decides to hire someone to kill her. Director Anthony Waller keeps the pace a little slow, but does manage some great camera angles and a few plot twists to save the day. Devon Sawa, Gabrielle Anwar, Joanne Whalley and Angela Featherstone provide good support and the ending is a real doozy!
A nice change of pace mystery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 5, 2014
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This review is from: The Guilty (DVD)
Great Movie!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than I anticipated, April 21, 2011
This review is from: The Guilty (DVD)
A good story with lots of twists and turns. Some holes in the story, but overall worth watching. Gabriella Anwar is hot!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Guilty, July 31, 2009
This review is from: The Guilty (DVD)
This movie was excellent, I really like Bill Pullman as an actor and he really plays a good part in this movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Sleeper Of A Noir, February 18, 2009
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Craig Connell (Lockport, NY USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Guilty (DVD)
This was a sleeper, a no-name movie that might have gone straight-to-video and was pretty good. It's one of these crime movies that doesn't have a lot of action yet keeps your interest all the way through.

Like a true film noir, none of the characters nor their morality in this are really good but what WAS good was a few things at the end of this story you rarely see in a Hollywood film.

Bill Pullman, Devon Sawa, Gabrielle Anwar, Angela Featherstone and Joanne Whalley (Kilmer) make for a diverse cast of actors. This is worth a look if you can find it anywhere for rent. It was a hard VHS to find and now, the same applies for the DVD version. Too bad.....it deserves a wider audience.
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