The story is centered on children kidnapping. A party is being held by Terrence Howard and his wife Viola Davis. The couple invites their best friends Hugh Jackman and Mario Bello. Their children who go for a stroll outside suddenly disappear. A van parked across the street is allegedly to be responsible for the demise. Jake Gyllenhaal, a detective assists the families by commencing an investigation. A further search reveals some suspects such as the town priest who’s found with a dead body in his basement. This he defends himself by saying that he acted in the manner that was right.
Jackman is angry and goes for the van driver Paul Dano. Dano is a mysterious person who acts like a small child. After some torturous events he gives clues as to who he truly is. It’s at the vigil that a suspicious man, David Dastmalchian is seen. He attempts to run but Hugh gets a hold of him. A store owner identifies him and states that he had seen him on several occasions purchasing toddler clothes. He narrates to Hugh who he is but shortly before he can tell the whole truth he shoots himself dead. They investigate his identity and discover he has been doing this with the help of his aunt. They search her place and find Jackman’s daughter who they rescue and take to the hospital. Hugh on the hand is trapped in the basement.
The film has great parts. The thanksgiving scene is beautiful. The preparations are intense and the house is soon to be decorated to befit the function. The kids are happy dressed in warm clothing. They are also playful. The house is attractive and we can see several other houses down the streets surrounded with woods.
The film has also shown tense moments. When the kids disappear the whole family is left in a mess. There is a great level of tension as everyone attempts to find them. This leads to an intervention by the detective who is also surprised by the occurrence. It’s raining and the members have to go out there and find their lost kids. The manner in which Hugh torments Dano is despicable and unnecessary. What’s more is that the tools and equipment used to carry out the torture are bloodcurdling.
Prisoners is a great movie and has an interesting story worth watching.