I’ve just finished watching the film Prisoners and I have to say it blew me away. I wasn’t expecting much, but I knew that because it was Hugh Jackman (the Dad) that I would see it as time well spent (I’m a big fan, just incase that wasn’t obvious). Jake Gyllenhaal (the cop) is usually pretty good, but I’m not that bothered by him…until now…his was incredible and completely believable.
The film is probably held in high regard with me because it touches something that is a lot closer to my hear in recent years. A fathers love for his kids is impossible to imagine until you experience it yourself, and the film is based on Hugh Jackman’s missing daughter. I don’t normally get emotional with films, but I genuinely found it getting into my head and I have to respect the film makers for being able to do that.
Well worth a watch, and based purely on emotion I’d probably give it 7 out of 10 (I’m tight with my points!). I’d recommend that you watch it…unless you have kids and regularly have intense dreams/nightmares…because this film will not leave a happy impression on your thoughts!