For those of you who aren't sure if you want to see Prisoners, I'm here to tell you to stop questioning and go see the movie. Prisoners is easily one of the best films I've seen this year! I've been hearing buzz about this movie for years, and it all started when the script made the Black List of unproduced screenplays back in 2009. The original script was written by Aaron Guzikowski, and holy shit, he delivered one hell of a insanely great story, and director Denis Villeneive did a amazing job bringing it to life.
The film tells the tragic story of two girls who go missing. One of the girl's dads, played by Hugh Jackman, takes matters into his own hands when he feels the detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) tasked with finding them and the person who kidnapped them drops the ball. Both of these actors gave incredible performances. In my opinion this is one of the best performances of their careers. The film has award nominations written all over it. I'm talking Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and who knows what else.
The story was amazingly intense. It's an edge of your seat thriller, and the gripping story had me hooked from beginning to end. It was still a hard movie to watch, especially specially since I have two little girls of my own, and the thought of anything bad ever happening to them or being kidnapped is one of my worst nightmares. This film got me thinking what I would do if I was ever put in that situation. There were some ethical lines crossed in the film, and all I know is I would do whatever it took to bring my girls back safe and sound. The movie definitely got my emotions brewing, and I was scared, nervous, and sad. I even got choked up a few times. The subject matter is extremely heavy, and there are some incredibly agonizing sequences in the movie that weren't easy to watch play out, but I couldn't look away.
If you're a fan of crime thrillers you'll love this movie, but even if you're not, you should still go out and see this film. There are a lot of twists and turns, and I never really saw what was coming around the corner. There were a lot of surprises and throughout the whole film. I never knew if it was going to end up having a happy or a sad ending until the movie actually came to an end. If you want to know more about the film then go see it for yourself, because I won't spoil it for you.
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