Prisoners is a crime drama about a father’s quest to find his abducted daughter and her friend with the help of a detective who would stop at nothing to accomplish this task. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film features Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Keller Dover (Jackman) is a struggling businessman in the carpentry business who finds his daughter and her friend missing after a Thanksgiving dinner in a neighbor’s house. With just an abandoned RV serving as a clue, detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) does everything he could to come up with multiple leads, but takes a while for the father to just sit down and wait. Hell bent on finding his daughter, Dover takes matters into his own hands. Critically acclaimed and making the rounds in several film festivals, Prisoners is an effective thriller complemented by serious dramatic overtones emphasized by the scenario of how far a father would go for his family. Both Jackman and Gyllenhaal are able to give justice to their roles, evoking sympathy that makes you root for them as the plot unfolds.
Prisoners is one of few movies on movie2k that works well both as a suspense thriller and an effective crime drama.