Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Running Time: 153 minutes
Synopsis: How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release.
As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child's life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Verdict: Prisoners starts quietly with two families enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner although this does not set the pace for the film as all of a sudden the audience is thrown into a nail-biting ride when young daughters, Anna and Joy, mysteriously vanish.
The acting of Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal is outstanding and completely pulls you into the intense storyline. Jake Gyllenhaal is phenomenal in his portrayal of the dedicated police officer.
I was confused by the ending as after such an intense film, I expected to be left on the edge of my seat especially after surviving so many unexpected twists and turns!
- Grace Skarvellis
Release Date: October 17th, 2013