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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Movie: Prisoners

The Story

Two little girls are abducted but there's not much evidence except for an old RV that was parked in the street and the police seems to be stuck with dead ends. One of the fathers decides to take matters in his own hands, the question of how far will you go to protect your family, arises.


  • It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time, which is quite impressive for a movie that is 2 1/2 hours long.
  • You just keep guessing and guessing about what the hell is going on and you're being mislead quite some times.
  • The story ends up being very intricate once it starts falling together, everything seems to be connected in a way.
  • The acting is phenomal, Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhall own the movie.
  • The cinematography is great and while it doesn't look actually pretty, it rains a lot and the colors of the movie are quite dark and grey, it all fits the story and the darkness of the movie perfectly.

  •  I would have liked to know more about detective Loki's background because it was obvious he's had his own struggles.
  • The ending was a bit abrupt but it wasn't really disturbing because you basically know what will happen anyway

All in all

A really interesting and suspenseful movie that keeps you in its grip. It's not only about the mystery of who has abducted those two little girls and if they'll be found again but it's also a character study and it does make you wonder what you would do in the same situation. It was quite interesting to see the different reactions to what had happened from the different characters. 


4 of 5 stars


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