MattTory's Rating of Prisoners

Matt's Review of Prisoners

5 years ago via Movies on iPhone


A well-crafted and brilliantly-acted crime thriller, "Prisoners" is compelling, heart-pounding, and poignant.

While it suffers from a sometimes slower-than-needed pacing and some of the typical crime film cliches, "Prisoners" is still a great mystery with unexpected twists, a strong emotional center, and exceptional performances from Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhall and Paul Dano. It is a great take on moral ambiguity, and a powerful character study in how, and why, loss and tragedy drive us to make awful decisions.