Prisoners [Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet] [Import]
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As it turns out the tale is slightly more twisted than on the surface.
I will say the acting is good, but we have seen so many films of this genre they clearly ran out of catchy names and simply called this one "Prisoners" allowing the viewer to make everyone a prisoner either physically or of the mind. Yawn. I really liked the "Dirty Harry" version of this genre. Go ahead. Compare the dialog. Make my day. It took both Jackman and Gyllenhaal together to do what Eastwood did better by himself.
I am not saying this is a bad film, by no means. It is certainly worthy of a rental, especially if you like to see parents lament over their missing child. I just can't see shelling out a lot of green for a film that will remembered as a trivia question.
Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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"But this one,"Prisoners" is a movie I'm having a hard time with" just for it's lack of Police investigation,
and the circumstance of two missing children, who lives down the street from the accused perpetrator,
or suspect, as we seem to think he is, having seen so many movies on this subject and T.V. shows that
would not hesitate to tear his aunt's house apart, to try and find any evidence of foul play, what I'm saying,
right away they give you a suspect and no really hard investigation, the only thing you get is one angry Farther,
and rightly so , which the whole movie is based on, you know sometimes when your anger takes over your brain
you never ever think clearly, and that's a dam fact that no one can detest, I can really attest to why it was called
Prisoners, they were many here, his friend and his wife to name a few, even the investigating officer [Jake Gyllenhaal]
who was a prisoner in his own mind as what to do, now that he is confronted with the daunting task of finding these two
kids, the movie has a lot of really high tension moments and suspense, like edge of your seat, there's some very brutal scene to
the movie as well, that would make you cringe and to make you question your own Morales as what you would do in a case
like this.. the thing that bothered me the most is everyone seem to play second fiddle to the main character, Dover [Hugh Jackman]
1.85:1 1080p High Definition.
5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
Runtime 153 Minutes.
I Really Love It. All The Way Through.
The acting is excellent, though Jake's character is written as just a little too slow witted at times. And perhaps because they have both abandoned their usual on-screen personae, we can get into the plot with less trouble than we might otherwise. Gyllanhaal has never looked so unattractive, but it suits the character. And Jackman's beard obliterates Hugh Jackman, the actor.
The supporting cast is good, again, having trouble only with a script that trips them up at times. But how else would they get to that ending...that dreadful ending? Which may be exactly why this movie was made....I can think of only one foreign film, and its American remake that followed this route. I avoid them like the plague, too. In fact, I would prefer the plague at the end of this movie. Among the bonus material, an alternative ending would have been greatly appreciated. As it is, though it is a good movie, it will sit in my DVD cabinet never to be taken out again and watched; I hate ruining a lovely day.
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This movie is great and ends with a way that makes you ask yourself questions.Published 3 months ago by Holly Fortier
Many surprises in the twisting plot.
I don't like or condone violence, cruelty or sadism, so I won't be watching or sharing this film, or others like it.