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Plot: Keller Dover faces a parent’s worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter’s life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.
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Certainly Villenueve’s most accessible film, but still a very good one.
Final rating:★★★½ – I strongly recommend you make the time.
Be prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.
Prisoners is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski. It stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terence Howard, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. Music is by Jóhann Jóhannsson and cinematography by Roger Deakins.
When Keller Dover’s (Jackman) daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands…
At first glance of the plot synopis, one could be forgiven for thinking this is yet another revenge thriller filled out by police procedural side-bars. How pleasant to find that Prisoners has more to offer than a simple who is the criminal? And just how far will a vengeful father go to satiate his grief?.
Prisoners is such an apt title because all the main players here are trapped by either mental fragility or victims of their innocence, guilt or chaotic impulses. It’s a multi stranded character piece that poses many questions, while of course it has a big mystery element. The narrative features a whole host of clues that might be something, or not, unanswered questions dangle throughout until the finale reveals thge edgy secrets.
It’s safe to say that the themes at work here are dark and upsetting, with the core abduction thread siddling up against horredous back stories, torture and religious mania. Gruzikowski’s screenplay is quality, mesmerising even, there’s no lazy filler or extranous sequences, even as the jigsaw pieces are put together in the last quarter, you may find yourself wondering how you missed something so simple?.
This was Villeneuve’s first English language picture, and it’s not hard to see why he was highly touted as one of the next big director beings – his output that followed subsequently bears this out. His control of mood and pacing is superb, his garnering of high quality perfs from his cast (notably Jackman and Gyllenhaal) is impressive, and his teaming with the great Deakins is a match made in photographic heaven.
This is adult film making, a thriller designed to illicit emotional responses from the audience. Relentless and powerful, a troubling examination of the human conditioning in various guises – and we are witnesses. 9/10
A True (and terrific) Exploration of Moral Ambiguity
Wow, what an intensely suspenseful film Prisoners was. The film commences with a naturalistic and peaceful look of a suburban neighborhood, leafless trees calmly swaying along with the cool air that encompass them. All is fine, and a perfectly normal family visits their friends/neighbors for a delightful dinner and some music. Everything is fine and dandy until both family’s two kids run off to retrieve a toy they left outside. After pleasant conversation, the two families begin to realize that their kids haven’t gotten back yet. The noiseless environment around them feels incredibly unusual, and once they realize that their kids have officially gone missing, chaos breaks loose. We are suddenly presented with a ruthless father (played by Hugh Jackman) who loves his daughter so much that he’s willing to transcend any morally difficult obstacles to hopefully locate her.
A spectacular cast, ranging from the likes of Hugh Jackman to Jake Gyllenhaal to Viola Davis and Terrence Howard, create such a chilling atmosphere that everyone in the audience immediately notices the discomforting subject matter as they prepare for a disturbing viewing. One should know prior to visiting the movie theater that this film doesn’t feature morally perfect individuals. They are all human beings cast into an unbelievably frightening situation, and this is where larges amounts of debate will stir. There’s one side of the audience that will persistently detest the characters’ actions and the characters themselves, and there’s the other side (which I am proudly a part of) that will essentially understand that people can’t possibly (always) be the “goody-two-shoes” heroes, perceived in Hollywood blockbusters, in reality- that, by god, I will partake morally and ethically questionable activities to save a precious, loved one, absolutely! Such conversation/argument is healthy for it proves the memorability factor of the film itself. After you witness the terrifically-crafted picture, you will find enjoyment in discussing the movie’s events with friends and family with- eventually- two sides forming over the talk.
And holy crap is Hugh Jackman entirely convincing in his performance. You can see the longing to find his sweet, innocent daughter through his miserable eyes, filled with redness, desperation, and anger. Then, there’s Jake Gyllenhaal as the second lead, playing an ambitious cop who holds a very impressive resume: no unsolved cases left under his plate. Can that mean his skill will greatly help in this predicament? On a similar note, Paul Dano takes the prize after Hugh Jackman for another wonderful performance. No offense or anything, but he completely fits into these immensely creepy and eerie roles.
Speaking of, the soundtrack will definitely remain in that shocked mind of yours long after you’ve left the theater because it fills us with a sense of hopelessness and discomfort. At times, it sounds exceptionally ominous with the disconcerting sound of those violins in play. At others, it sounds like the music weeps for all those involved. The pace never seems to drag even though it clocks in at around 150 minutes as you remain at the edge of seat the entire time, utterly perplexed by everything that’s transpiring and wholly befuddled by the choices that these people are making. The film will make you cringe and question the humanity of the participants or the competence of our law (that word could mean two things). Although I was slightly disappointed with the end result, the majority of the film strongly intrigued me. And, oh, how could I forget, the cinematography is simply amazing. Roger Deakins, the brilliant cinematographer behind last year’s Skyfall, manages the camera-work of this film as well. As one wise critic said, a drive in the rain never felt so disquieting- a moment of foreboding.
Furthermore, I would not recommend skipping out on Prisoners unless you’re of the type that prefers more lighthearted and fun movies like The Avengers. If you love films that explore more than just entertainment and “fun,” such as important themes and moral ambiguity as a whole, you cannot go wrong with Prisoners. With a mix of top-notch cinematography, remarkably unsettling music, superb performances, and a thrilling/powerful story, Prisoners will definitely be one of this year’s features that I’ll surely be remembering. The true cinema season has started; now, let’s hope every film from here on out delivers like this one did.
terrible bad story
Just watched it. Acting great.
But this is so badly written —>
1 – HOW did the black girl escape! Her & her friend were drugged all the time? Oh, she just “managed” to get away — she’s in a locked room! Drugged! But she “manages” to get away . . . and another oh! her captor couldn’t catch her! But the captor managed to get them the first time in broad daylight — which is never explained!
2 – the captor knows one of her captives has escaped yet makes NO EFFORT to leave, clean up evidence, DO ANYTHING AT ALL, just stays there.
3 – and when girl says in hospital “you were there” Hugh Jackman runs away to make him look like the suspect; he doesn’t bother to tell anyone – like the cops – I KNOW WHERE SHE’S TALKING ABOUT! LET’S GO NOW, IT’S THE CRAZY AUNT!
4 – why did the aunt not kill them after capture? Why do they need to stay alive?
5 – guy gets beaten & imprisoned in a cube of pain for a week, yet can’t manage to articulate “my aunt did it.” He was coherent enough to say “They only cried when I left them” to Hugh Jackman when Hugh Jackman grabs him by the throat in public; but he can’t manage “after my aunt took them away” when Hugh Jackman beats him nearly to death?
6 – cop is angry, goes to his desk, throws things around, by CHANCE things fall on the floor & he sees a new CRUCIAL clue.
It’s a movie of bad red herrings, and coincidence.
PS. Cop goes into a room of trunks and RUSHES to open one! It’s full of SNAKES! Now if I opened up the first trunk in a room full of trunks and the first trunk was full of snakes, I don’t think I would open all the other trunks, yet Cop wants to open more!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 33 min (153 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Denis Villeneuve
Writer Aaron Guzikowski
Actors Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 37 nominations.
Production Company 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arri Alexa Studio, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema