Why ‘Road House’ is no longer Jake Gyllenhaal’s most impressive role in 2024

LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA: Jake Gyllenhaal is currently juggling multiple projects, including his roles in Prime Video’s “Road House” and Apple TV+’s “Presumed Innocent,” portraying completely different characters.

While Gyllenhaal showed his acting skills as an ex-UFC fighter in the 1989 remake of the same name in “Road House”, his role in “Presumed Innocent” is opposed to the action film where he plays the character of a famous prosecutor suspected of murder .

With his unwavering dedication to his craft, Gyllenhaal continues to impress with two consecutive strong performances. His portrayal in “Presumed Innocent” especially shows his acting skills, perhaps overshadowing his role in “Road House”.

How Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in ‘Presumed Innocent’ is better than ‘Road House’

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Jake Gyllenhaal as Rusty Sabich in ‘Presumed Innocent’ Episode 3 stills (@appletv+)

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in the 2024 “Road House” remake received positive attention, despite mixed reviews of the film itself. Now, he is garnering acclaim for his acting prowess in ‘Presumed Innocent’.

In “Road House”, his character is portrayed as a charming and capable doorman. The action-comedy film’s tone leans toward a lack of subtlety, relying heavily on fight scenes and clever one-liners to entertain the audience.

On the other hand, “Presumed Innocent” requires Gyllenhaal to show a much wider range of emotions, emphasizing his dramatic acting skills and ability to embody a complex character.

Unlike his character Dalton in ‘Road House’, which could be better described as a more light-hearted performance because it does not carry the same weight as we have seen in the series.

Gyllenhaal’s character Rusty Sabich in “Presumed Innocent” allows him to explore various aspects of his personality, exhibiting vulnerability, determination, and potential for deception, which contrasts with the lighter tone of “Road House”.

Fans fear Jake Gyllenhaal’s acting in ‘Presumed Innocent’

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Jake Gyllenhaal in “Presumed Innocent” photo shoot (@appletv+)

Fans also showered love on Gyllenhaal’s exceptional acting chops in ‘Presumed Innocent’ under a Reddit thread titled “Jake Gyllenhaal Is Endlessly Respectable in the Brilliant ‘Presumed Innocent’ Adaptation: Apple TV+ TV Review.”

A fan wrote, “He’s a really good actor when it comes to roles that are gritty.” Another fan added, “Yeah he’s slowly creeping up my list of favorite actors. I don’t think anyone beats my boy Sam Rockwell, though.”

One fan said, “The best content lately. Just putting out great stuff to watch.”

In a separate Reddit thread, a fan said, “They only released 2 episodes today. But, it’s good. And yes, Jake G is the reason we’re all going to watch this and he doesn’t disappoint. I just love this man. .The story isn’t that complex, it’s about Jake G’s acting prowess every Wednesday.

How to stream ‘Presumed Innocent’?

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Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Presumed Innocent’ photo shoot(@appletv+)

You can watch the series by subscribing to the Apple TV+ streaming service, which will transport you into the captivating realm of courtroom drama.

For a monthly subscription fee of $9.99, users can access all original episodes and movies available on Apple TV+.

“Presumed Innocent” Trailer.



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