Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal will certainly keep audiences at the edge of their seat! This new thriller is about an abduction that occurred to two families during Thanksgiving. The film will depict what people will do to make sure that their family is safe and that they will go to lengths to make sure that they get their daughters back. Prisoners have been receiving great reviews from critics all over the country so without further ado; check out the latest review below:
“Prisoners: A Must-See Film
Prepare to be electrified! When it comes to thrillers, Prisoners is the must-see sensation of the year. Grisly, gruesome and unnerving, this first-time English-speaking feature by French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) about the harrowing circumstances surrounding the kidnapping of two 7-year-old girls, is the most brilliant, nail-biting police procedural I have seen since David Fincher’s 1995 film, Seven. (And you can throw in the best highlights from Silence of the Lambs, too.) With Hugh Jackman as a distraught blue-collar father driven to the brink of madness when his daughter disappears in broad daylight and Jake Gyllenhaal as the seedy detective whose pokey sleuthing leads to unimagined horrors, you will be frozen to your seat with awe.
Thanksgiving Day, on a neat, inviting street with green lawns and white two-story Colonial homes in a suburban neighborhood that seems a long way away from the violence you read about in newspapers (the story is set in Pennsylvania, but the movie was filmed in Atlanta), two families of friends and neighbors are clearing away the pumpkin pie and settling down to watch the big game when Keller and Grace Dover (Mr. Jackman and Maria Bello) and their best friends, Franklin and Nancy Birch (Terrence Howard and Viola Davis), suddenly realize their daughters are not in the house. A frantic search for a van that was parked earlier that day in front of a vacant house leads to an emaciated, mentally challenged man named Alex (another loopy role for the creepy Paul Dano) who lives with his aunt (the great Melissa Leo). When Detective Loki (Mr. Gyllenhaal), the cop assigned to the case, lets the weird suspect go for lack of evidence, panic sets in and Mr. Keller, a hotheaded carpenter with a short fuse, flies into an uncontrollable rage and turns vigilante, taking Alex into his own lawless custody and applying a brand of torture that is hard to watch. Alex has the mind of a 10-year-old, and the terrible things that happen to him in the locked closet of a derelict house begin to turn the audience’s terror to sympathy. But this movie is just getting started, and, although the running time nearing three hours passes seamlessly, the shocks build with an intensity that is nothing short of unbearable.
The neighbors hold a candlelight vigil that leads to a priest with a corpse in his cellar. As you follow the cleverly attenuated minutiae of the investigation, clue by clue, your brain does double time putting the pieces together. Another wack job turns up the clothes the children wore at the time of their vanishing, hidden in trunks filled with poisonous snakes. But where are the bodies? A man rushes a dying child to the hospital in a blinding snowstorm with blood pouring into one eye.”
Click here to read the rest of the review at The New York Observer.
Prisoners opens in theaters today, September 20th 2013 and is directed by Denis Villeneuve.
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