Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Aaron Guzikowski
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis |See full cast and crew »
Prisoners is a serious drama and although it has it’s faults it showcases brilliant performances by Hugh and Jake.
I find that Jake is always consistently good, sometimes excellent, he never seems to let his guard down and always puts the most into his performances.
This is the first film that I have seen him in where I didn’t find myself completely lost in his character and was more aware that I was watching Jake work, this may be the curse of the supporting actors role, I am not sure.
The film is itself a vehicle for the contentious debate surrounding torture, is it ever necessary or can it be sanctioned?
This is a very dark and complex thriller and I give it a 7 out of ten.
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