Today I watched the film Prisoners on DVD as the trailers intrigued me and I missed it when it came out in cinemas; Prisoners stars Hugh Jackman as a father whose daughter goes missing and Jake Gyllenhaal as the detective investigating the disappearance.
There are a lot of positives to this film, which include: a well written story, great acting, quite a bit of emotion and there is a lot of intrigue. The acting in this film is very good and it is nice to see more of what Hugh Jackman can do and I believed Jake Gyllenhaal as the detective as sometimes I don't like him in films, but this time I really did. Also the story is very clever in the fact of how the truth is revealed, just when you think you know what's happening the story throws a curve ball leaving you clueless; and even though it does this I was still intrigued throughout the film.
There are a few small negatives, which include: the story progression is quite slow and the end is a bit weird. To expand, the story is very good but seems to stretch out for some time; the intrigue is still there but it takes a while for the story to develop. Also the ending is a bit odd they could've added 10 minutes to the run time to finish the story properly however the film just ended. The film doesn't have a cliff-hanger and all the plot points get resolved, you have to watch the film yourself to understand that the ending is a bit weird.
Overall I really enjoyed this film and it sort of felt a bit like Broadchurch (which I really loved I think the american versions called Gracepoint), so taking everything into consideration I rate this film: