Flick Chick Review ‘Prisoners’
Flick Chick here once again in the pursuit of truth, justice and keeping you from spending your hard earned money on movies that suck! Today Ma and I polished up our badges and looked into the Bangor Mall Cinemas to see ‘Prisoners’
This movie runs approximately 153 min comes under the genre of a - Crime | Drama | Thriller and is rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout. Prisoners Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello , Terrence Howard
Warner Bros. Plot Summary:Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones,(Paul Dano) but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Watching this movie I think any parent would relate to the mental anguish and lengths a parent would go through to save their child. Both the screen writer and Jackman do a very good job of giving you insight not how the main character views the world and his responsibility to take care of his own. The style of this film creates several story lines but then leave the viewer to decide the epilogue for that character given where it leaves you. I don’t mind this type of film but some people find it annoying and prefer good or bad to have the writer tie up loose ends , if that is you be warned. There are several characters that I could not sort out from the script where they came from and exactly why they were how the were. I think had those character been more thoroughly explored been and more fleshed out it would have been a better film. The violence that earned this picture the R rating to me was handled reasonably. You got the point but they did beat you over the head with it…(no pun intended)
On a scale of 1 – 10, I give’ Prisoners’ an 8
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