Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terence Howard, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello and Viola Davis
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
I would like to keep this review as simple as possible as I don’t want to give spoilers and ruin your movie experience. My first impression of prisoners was another suburban detective investigative story with lot of dark scenes and tension. But what I found was some brilliant acting a perfect screenplay and a story that grips you to your seat till the end.
Hugh Jackman plays the father whose daughter is kidnapped and how good he plays it. Jake Gyllenhaal was a surprise to me as I have never been a big fan of his acting but he handled his detective role rather well.
The plot is very solid and always keeps you wondering for the worst or something good and that’s the definitive line which sets it apart as it successfully portrays the emotions and tensions faced by ordinary people when they have to go through the most difficult of circumstances that life brings and then have to make choices, the story line is never lagging and one doesn’t feel that it’s been dragged just to fulfill the runtime.
I was a little disappointed in the ending though as it could have been more complex but it still justifies the storyline. Intense is the word that perfectly describe the movie. I rate this as the best Jackman movie acting wise. The soundtrack is also brilliant and matches the tense atmosphere. As it is the best i have seen so far in the cold dark suburban detective genre i will give it..