Thursday, September 19, 2013

Movie Review: Prisoners (2013)

Another Hugh Jackman movie is out in cinemas, and this time he's not in his usual role, instead he is playing a father whose daughter has been kidnapped.

Synopsis: The story revolves around a small-town repairman named Keller (Hugh Jackman) whose young daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands. However, he runs up against Detective Loki in the process, a hot shot cop with confidence to burn, assigned to the case.

Still not too sure about the movie? Check out the trailer below:

Verdict: 7.5/10. The first time I heard about the premise of the movie, I thought, sounds pretty much like 'Taken'. I felt that some parts of the movie could be disregarded and taken out, but overall, the film did a pretty good job. Hugh Jackman once again gave an impressive performance, and the persona of a dad in torment really came through. However, I felt that the connecting pieces of the puzzle should have come in way earlier than it actually did. That being said, the Director did a good job exploring other avenues of the story, making it more well rounded and wholesome.

I would say that this movie requires a lot of concentration and thinking, so for those who don't really like to do that, this might not be your cup of tea :p Didn't like the ending though, cos it was open ended, but I guess for those who like conspiracy theories, it would be a good close.

Overall, I would say this movie is pretty well done, and once again Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal did an awesome job :D

Til the next time, stay beautiful!



Kelvin Tan said...

7.5? Wow, that's high. If it's a thinking movie, then an open ended ending is most appropriate as it prompts it's viewers to guess what happened and make up their own ending. :)

Sharon said...

sounds like a great movie! i always like hugh jackman's acting! :)