- Posted September 21, 2013 by
Prisoners Cherry @theMovies Review
The star studded film is a good film not great but a good solid adult drama that is every parent's greatest fear that a moment of distraction will have your child abducted.
I give it a solid B because the cast is great and gave performances that run the gannet of how people react to a missing child. Some turn to drugs or alcohol to dull the pain and others are enraged willing to cross any line to save their child. But when you have such a star studded cast and everyone wants their moment to shine it becomes blinding. This movie would have been better with judicious editing since it's a little long. As well as some of the pivotal scenes ring a little off that made for awkward laughter. I don't want to give anything away since it's got some major unexpected twists with the who, how and why of the motive of the villain as well as major plot points that just fade away with no real answers from the film.
Prisoners is directed by Denis Villeneuve, from a screenplay written by Aaron Guzikowski and executive produced by Mark Wahlberg.
Stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo & Paul Dano
Your child is missing. Every second counts. How far would you go? When his six year old daughter Anna goes missing along with her friend Joy, Keller Dover faces every parent's worst nightmare. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been spotted earlier on the street. Detective Loki is put in charge of the investigation and immediately arrests the driver of the RV, Alex Jones, however a lack of physical evidence forces them to release him. With the police pursuing different leads to no avail and his family life disintegrating, a desperate Keller decides to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will he go to save his daughter?