We’ve all been in a movie at some time in our life where we’ve wanted to check our watch or phone to check the time. That’s usually a good indicator that the movie has gone on too long or that something sad is about to happen and you don’t want to see it. In this case, I wanted to do it during “The Prisoners”.
“Prisoners” starts on a rainy Thanksgiving morning. The Keller family is heading over to their good friends, the Birch’s. After dinner the two littlest girls want to go back to the Keller house to look for a whistle. They tell them it is ok but to grab their older sister and brother to be safe. They don’t and end up getting kidnapped. The families call the police and a detective Loki is put in charge of the case. He finds the RV that the girls were messing around with earlier in the day and finds a man inside it. He takes him in for questioning to try and solve this case so he has a perfect record.
“Prisoners” is a two hour and twenty six minute movie. Factor in the previews before and you’re in the theater for almost three hours. But, when I go back and think about it, there isn’t much that you could take out that wasn’t crucial to the plot line. The acting was pretty good with Hugh Jackman playing Keller Dover and Jake Gyllenhaal playing Detective Loki. The Birch family is played by Terrence Howard and Viola Davis. Once the movie starts to pick up Hugh and Jake take charge.
Overall the movie was good but like I said it just felt like it was too long but I don’t know what they would take out to not make it as long. If you want to see a suspense filled thriller then this is the right movie for you. If you'd like to see what my friend Tim English had to say about it, click on the link below.