great film. it lasts two and a half hours and it remains intriguing the whole time. jake and hugh did an awesome job also, and I feel that the movie is really well made tho it left me some unaswered questions halfway through (not the ending). really wish I could give it a 5*
Very surprising that I did not review this when I initially viewed the film a couple months back, but I found Prisoners to be exceptionally raw, in the best possible way. Yes, it is a bit long, but you get wrapped up in the characters and the story. Some of the torture sequences are hard to view, but you begin to side with this father in ways that you, yourself, might never imagine thinking about. Brilliant film.
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.