Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Drama
by: Lili Pad
This film offers a riveting script and a great cast. Even the most seemingly benign scenes possess a low level of fear, and the final hour is heavy enough to leave audiences shaking in their seats.
“Prisoners” has an emotional complexity and a sense of dread that makes for absorbing and disturbing viewing. This film star Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in a story that poses the question: How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (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 (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver. Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. 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 a desperate father go to protect his family?