BrentDreher's Rating of Prisoners

Brent's Review of Prisoners

4 years ago via Flixster


Hugh Jackman must be going for another Best Actor nomination, since his performance here is probably the high point of his career to date (Jean Val-who?). The story is at times both grisly and morose, but it ends up serving the characters well, for this movie is less about the plot and more about the characters and their reactions to it. The final reveal is shocking (in a way), and were it not for an overplayed moment towards the end, the script would be perfect. In the end, it's the dramatic version of a Saw film - something so great and dangerous that you want to look away and cry but can't.