A thrilling ride from start to finish, Prisoners is a film that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The film is extremely emotionally draining and dares to show the violence you don't want to see. Prisoners is one of the best movies of the year and has Oscar worthy performances by both Gyllenhaal and Jackman.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: As it unravels, you realise the plot and themes are actually rather convoluted and silly, and the fact you get so much breathing room to think about all that makes it quite a big problem.
VERDICT: A dark, scary thriller where the brilliant cast and direction can't quite overcome the weaker foundations.