It’s hard to understand how to take Prisoners, or whom to identify with. This crime thriller follow the disappearance of two girls, and the efforts of one of their fathers and a detective to get them back. The father starts going too far, and soon pops up on the detective’s radar.
The characters are well-drawn and the developments in the case and the opposition between Jackman’s and Gyllenhaal’s characters kept me engaged. The ending seemed a bit too much luck-based though, and I wished the villain got more of a comeuppance.