Prisoners

PRISONERS

Review: Keller Dover is now facing every parent’s worst nightmare. It is that his six-year-old daughter goes missing along with one of her friends. Keller decides to take matters into this own hands.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Dylan Minnette, Zoe Soul, Erin Gerasimovich, Kyla-Drew, Wayne Duvall, Len Cariou, David Dastmalchian and Brad James
Year: 2013
Genre: Crime, Drama and Thriller
Conclusion: 3/5
This film features a top quality cast with very strong performances. I love the way that the whole film has been shot. Apparently in early production Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale were set to star, with Bryan Singer directing. The two actors opted to star in The Fighter (2010) instead. Also Leonardo DiCaprio was attached to the project for a long time, but he dropped out. The cinematography/camerawork is brilliant by Roger Deakins. He has worked on films such as Rango (2011), Skyfall (2012) and after doing Prisoners then went on to work on the fantastic Blade Runner 2049 (2017). According to the Screenwriter, the original cut of the film was three hours. This is still a very long film for what it should be. There are scenes in this that weren’t really necessary. It did lose its way a bit in the middle and didn’t quite know where to go. This is a very gritty tense thriller. 

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