~ Posters of the Prisoners ~
Keller Dove (starring Hugh Jackson) and Grace Dover (played by Maria Bello) play the parental figures of the Dover family. They are an average hard-working blue-collar family who begin the story by visiting their neighbours, the Birch family, Franklin Birch (starring Terrence Howard) and Nancy Birch (played by Viola Davis) on Thanksgiving Day. Both Birch and Franklin have two children each, and the youngest child of each family is Anna Dover (starring Erin Gerasimovich) and Joy Birch (played by Kyla Drew Simmons) who head out from home in the afternoon to play and mysteriously disappear.
A hot-shot detective, Loki (starring Jake Gyllenhaal) is given the case and relentlessly tries to find clues that could lead to the whereabouts of the two missing girls. When mentally handicapped Alex Jones (played by Paul Dano) is found near to the scene of the disappearance, but with no valid evidence to link him with the kidnapping, the police is forced to releaser him and Keller take matters into his own hands.
In this movie, Hugh Jackson takes us on a trip through the intense emotions the family is put through during their darkest hour due to the kidnapping. I can feel his pain, anger and moral struggles as he deals with the situation.
The director does a pretty good job as it keeps us invested in the movie emotionally even though there are some intense violent scenes. In the whole 152 minutes, the film is detailed, precise and full of twists and turns, however the film is not entirely perfect as the story development is pretty slow.
I had the pleasure of watching the premiere screening all thanks to HerWorld Plus. The film opens in theatres on the 19 September 2013.
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