We watched Prisoners a few months back and I never got around to reviewing it.

Prisoners Movie Poster (from IMDb)

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Stars: Hugh JackmanJake Gyllenhaal, and Viola Davis

Runtime: 2 hours 33 minutes

Plot Summary: (from IMDb) How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, Alex Jones, but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Rating: On Demand.

This one obviously isn’t in theaters anymore, but it’s a really good movie. I’m sure if you’re a parent it’s even harder to watch. Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman play amazing roles – they make you love and hate them all at the same time. This movie makes you question what you would do if in the same situation and shows how quickly a single thought can spiral out of control. Definitely give this one a try!

Ratings Explanation:

  • Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
  • On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
  • TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
  • Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.