“Prisoners” is a white-knuckle, near-masterpiece of a thriller; Hugh Jackman delivers the best performance of his career.
In theaters: Friday, 20 September 2013
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard
Jonathansaid on Monday, January 27, 2014 1:32:16 AMI agree with everything you said about the quality of this film. The acting is amazing and the director wonderfully crafted a tense mood throughout this film. However I feel like the whole point of this movie (People of faith always lose faith or act hypocritically in the face of dire situations) is an insult to people like Wilma Derksen, who had the exact same thing happen to her but immediately chose forgiveness.
ghostdinisaid on Friday, October 18, 2013 11:55:16 PMI think the film was perfectly paced, not too long at all. The dreadful tone never lets up, and the long length milks that for all its worth.
Mikesaid on Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:15:54 PMI agree totally with Richard here. I hope Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal earn Oscar nominations. This is the movie the 1992 American remake of "The Vanishing" tried to be.