“Gripping and Suspenseful” – Prisoners in Theaters Today


How far would you go to save your child?

Prisoners is one of those films that will have you on the edge of your seat, from beginning to end, full intense action, suspense, nail-biting scenes. When I first heard this film was 2 ½ hours long, all I kept saying was “I hope it’s not boring!” and boring was the last thing this film was. Prisoners will leave you wanting more!

As a non-parent the film made me mad! All I thought about was about my nieces, and everyone that has a child. What would I do if (God forbid), my nieces were kidnap? What would I do, if I know the suspect? Would I take matters into my own hands or let police handle it? How far would you go? All these questions come up as you watch this film, and with every scene you watch you can’t help your emotions. You will get mad, you will get sad, you will gasp, and you will want yell at the screen. You will also not want to get up after the movie starts, because you will not want to miss what happens next. Yes, it’s that good.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners

Amazing cast and performance, Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), plays his parent role really well. I wasn’t really feeling his look in this film, the hair threw me off a bit, and he seems like he lost a bit of weight, but overall, he truly delivered. Terrence Howard’s and Viola Davis both also delivered amazing performances.

Viola Davis, Terrence Howard

How far would you go to protect your family?  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 best 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?

If you catch any movies this weekend, then I suggest you go see Prisoners.

Please note: Complimentary tickets to attend a press/media screening of Prisoners were provided by the PR/Marketing agency.