Quick Movie Review – Prisoners


The suspense and intensity in this movie are enough to make your blood pressure rise. In a wintry suburb tucked away in nowhere-specifically-America it’s Thanksgiving Day. The Dovers (Hugh Jackman, Maria Bello) and The Birchs (Viola Davis, Terrence Howard) are breaking bread together as a creepy RV is parked down the street. With the 2 teenagers from both clans parked in front of the television in a tryptophan haze, the two sets of parents suddenly realize that their youngest daughters never returned from a trip to the Dover home for a whistle. The RV is gone and so are the girls.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays laid back Detective Loki with a record of solving all of his cases. His cool as a cucumber demeanor severely clashes with the two families already at their boiling points. As Loki keeps a cool head and searches for the kidnapper, Keller Dover takes matters into his own hands by kidnapping the man he thinks is responsible. Prisoners has many spicy twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s hard to take a side when you don’t know who the bad guy is. So I guess you’ll just have to wait until the end.

For another take check out (i.e. listen to) Cherry Davis vlog Prisoners Review

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