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Prisoners (2013) 


Initial release: September 20, 2013 

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Running time: 153 minutes

Screenplay: Aaron Guzikowski

Cinematography: Roger Deakins

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal 


  • Good, tense film. The story is about a father who tried to find her kidnapped daughter. 

    Easy enough.


    The focus is on the father, and what he did to try to get the information to get her back. 


    I thought the film would give you clues. It did, but so little to go on. I've suspected the one person that linked to the film, but the story didn't go down that path until much later.


    Good cast. I like Jake Gyllendhaal, as he is great playing serious roles, with range of emotion. 


    The other characters are mostly there to either give support, or to give emotional tension to the main characters.


    Recommended to anyone who like dark films.