A Thanksgiving party turns sour when two young girls vanish in broad daylight.
One of the Fathers (Hugh Jackman) decides that when the Police release the main suspect in the case he will take matters into his own hands.
What follows is a disturbing tale of the lengths a Father will go to to protect his little girl.
Meanwhile cop Jake Gyllenhall (Donnie Darko) is also attempting to find the girls.
The two men clash over the case but they have the same objective. Who will get to the bottom of it and where are the girls?
At a lengthy 2hrs 30mins Prisoners is a slow burner in the mould of the Jack Nicholson child abduction thriller The Pledge and it’s just as intriguing. The clues are there for a keen viewer to spot (I did) but even then there are one or two unexpected twists.
Often uncomfortable but always compelling Prisoners is up there with Gone Baby Gone in this particular genre. Catch it in cinemas now.
Ric’s rating: Highly Recommended.