It is a beautiful cloudy Thanksgiving afternoon and you are having a fun time with your family and friends. Your kids are playing outside in the yard and suddenly you notice it has been way too long since you heard or saw them. You rush out looking for them everywhere. You search your street, your neighbourhood - they are gone!
What do you do? How will you find them? Are they safe? Are they alive?
Director Denis Villeneuve and writer, Aaron Guzikowski, present 'Prisoners' this weekend- a fast paced, intense, dark, heart-wrenching kidnapping drama thriller that will make you want to never leave your kids alone.
The plot of 'Prisoners' starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhall revolves around a desperate father, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) trying to search for his daughter and her friend who go missing on a Thanksgiving afternoon. Their disappearance is linked to a motor home parked near the house. The family informs the police and that is when detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) starts his investigation. They manage to find the motor home and also find Alex Jones (Paul Dano), a mentally challenged person, who is their prime suspect.
Jones is accused even before he is found guilty but is released for lack of evidence. This infuriates Dover and he takes matters into his hands, stalking Jones and imprisoning him. False leads and dark connections form a labyrinth of clues as Dover vows to find the children at any cost, even lives.
Check out the Trailer of the movie below:
The New York Times describes the flick:
"It's all very creepy and mysterious, and "Prisoners" is, among other things, a satisfying whodunit, with artfully deposited clues and twists that are surprising without entirely undermining the film's naturalistic credibility."
Jackman and Gyllenhaal deliver strong performances, justifying their roles to the 'T' and so does Dano in his 'autistic' avatar. While ABC News has given the film a full five-star rating, the movie has got an 8.2 rating onIMDb. The reaction from the masses has been tremendous and it may rake in at least $20 million this weekend, according to Variety Magazine.