“Prisoners”

September 22nd, 2013 at 10:47 am by under A Look at the Movies

Four-Star

Rated R

2 hours 25 minutes

Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano

If you need a strong jolt of Adrenaline to keep you pinned to your movie seat, let me recommend joining the search for “Prisoners”.

Two families are thrown into a frantic frenzy when their children suddenly disappear. We feel their fears thanks to Hugh Jackman’s extraordinary performance of a lifetime.

Never before has stormy weather been so skillfully integrated into a suspense building mechanism.

Jackman’s positive the developmentally disabled young suspect kidnapped the children.

Detective Jake Gyllenhaal remains skeptical how that’s even possible. A word of warning about the excessive brutality that’s definitely not for the squeamish and the faint of heart.

The intensity of the acting and the directing are only matched by the intelligence of the script.

If you’re having trouble catching your breath, just remember, everyone else in the theater is having the same problem.

I’m sorry “Prisoners” takes so much out of you, but don’t expect any relief during the relentless two and a half hour mystery thriller.

“Prisoners” takes no prisoner on its way to a stellar four stars. It’s the most gripping film you’ll see this year, and for that matter, any other year.

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