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.
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.
This is possibly one of the most stress films I've seen and I'm not sure if it's because I was on a plane while watching it, but the intensity throughout the film was almost too much. This is definitely not one of those films where you can predict the ending because so much is going on within the plot. And yet the only thing that is barely touched upon - Detective Loki's history - is what interested me the most.
Una película que te atrapa y te pega a la butaca durante todo su metraje, un thriller único y lleno de una tensión que casi se torna insoportable, y con interpretaciones de lujo, con música excelente y fotografía que abunda en ese gris-negro de la vida desde abajo. O cómo trabajan dos mentes dispares. Villeneuve demuestra una vez más que es de los mejores realizadores actuales.