What: Movie Review
Bolstered by its two promising actors, Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners is one of the best films this year so far. While its subject matter, & the movie itself can be at times extremely disturbing, excellent acting, strong directing & a vivid screen play make this film a tour de force in the upcoming Oscar race of 2013.
Directed by French Canadian Denis Villenueve, Prisoners is his first American box office film staring Hugh Jackman as a father of a kidnap girl who will stop at it nothing to catch the kidnapper. Jack Gyllenhaal stars as a street smart detective who's never lost a case and tries to do everything he can to help find the missing girls, one of them being Jackman's daughter.
Both Jackman and Gyllenhaal are extremely entertaining to watch in this film, giving their acting a full throttle. Fans of either should no doubt see this movie or rent it when it comes on DVD. While the movie is at times unsettling, it's also extremely emotional, and rewarding as one truly feels the sorrow & grief of the two families involved that have their girls missing. While fictional, Prisoners feels very realistic of what could happen in a situation like this could evolve with normal people and families in dramatic experiences.