A film described by many as intense and thrilling from start to finish. Based on the hype, I thought I was in for a hell of a ride. Instead, I got a film that took its time. But, while the film traveled at far from break-neck speed, it was certainly intense. At two and a half hours, it does not let you off easy.
Prisoners’ stars include Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Jackman plays Keller Dover, the head of one of two families that both lose their youngest daughters on Thanksgiving. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the oddly named Detective Loki, who is on a mission to find them. He is definitely the hard-man cop: neck tattoo, never lost a case, and willing inflict a little police brutality to get answers. Keller Dover is a devout Christian, always prepared for the worst, and willing to break the law, and some bones, to get his daughter back.