Arguably the best American genre film I´ve seen in recent years. It manages to perform an enthralling balancing act between hope and despair, and I would in fact compare it to films such as "The Vanishing" and "Memories of Murder".
Solid thriller from Villeneuve's mind. I trully like his storytelling - it catches you from minute one and gets you interested until the end. The one thing: it needed a better ending. A little predictable for my taste. Nicely acted, it's a pack of stars commited to the story. Nice, really nice.
I've always been a big fan of psychological thriller. This one actually has a great premise from the beginning and Jackman swept me off my feet. The only thing I LOATHE from this movie is the lack of feminine power which embodied in Maria Bello's character. It pained me every time her character was shown either crying or sleeping or having other types of nervous breakdown.
The Silence of the Lambs is a great film, not because of the depth of the screenplay, but on account of Foster and Hopkins's acting. Prisoners is a masterpiece because Canadian director Denis Villeneuve knows how to distill meaning in every frame he shoots and in every word uttered by his characters. Bravo.
A decent thriller, with good performances from the entire cast. It never felt boring, but never felt all that exciting either. I think it would have benefited from a little more time for the audience to engage with both families and the two little girls. The way they tied up a few loose ends and decided to finish on a good note wasn't very satisfying to me.
Christian and pagan forces try to stop evil. One pays for his sins, the other is almost a martyr. I think the film also criticizes conspiracy advocates like Alex Jones, and the people that for example are still trying to decode Kubrick's films. The film is to the point, including its heavy symbolism.
The nonsensical motivations and infuriating red herrings in the final act keep this from being the crown heir to Se7en and Silence of the Lambs, but this is still as close as you'll get to a great Korean thriller from an American studio
Not bad but about 30-40 minutes too long. Jackman and Gyllenhaal are great but Paul Dano aside, the rest of the cast fall to the wayside. The scene at Bob Taylor's house as well as the overall subject matter was troubling but the ambiguity of the final scene may have gotten to me the most.