Prisoners was directed by Denis Villeneuve and was first released in 2013. The film itself is about the kidnapping of a child and his father’s struggle to find him.
Prisoners is a fairly successful film in the market. With a budget of 46 million dollars, the film managed to collect box office revenues of 122 million dollars during its run.
Prisoners also received satisfactory reviews from film connoisseurs. On the IMDb site, this film received a rating of 8.1 out of 10 points based on 623,373 thousand ratings. While on the Rotten Tomatoes website, this film received a rating of 81 percent with an audience score of 87 percent.
Prisoners . Movie Synopsis
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his family are celebrating Thanksgiving with the Birch family who are their friends. The celebrations were normal and happy, while their children went out to play.
Keller Dover’s daughter, Anna, plays near an old RV with Joy who is none other than the Birch family. Unfortunately, both of them disappeared and never returned home that night.
Keller then realized that his daughter had not come home yet and started looking for her. Keller’s son, Ralph, told a story about an RV parked on the side of the road. Allegations of kidnapping began to surface.
This case is directly handled by Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal). Meanwhile, the police finally found the RV as described and immediately dispatched Detective Loki to investigate.
Detective Loki approached the car parked in the forest area and met the driver who turned out to be Alex.
Seeing Loki, Alex immediately panicked and tried to run away, but his attempt failed after hitting a tree. Alex was finally arrested and began to be interrogated.
It was later discovered that Alex has an IQ equivalent to a 10-year-old child and rarely talks. On the other hand, there isn’t any forensic evidence in the RV to suggest that he committed the kidnapping.
With Alex’s mental condition like that, the police believe that it is impossible for Alex to get rid of the evidence. That’s why the police think that Alex is innocent and will release him.
Keller, who knows this, feels angry and attacks Alex. That’s when Alex raved and said the girls weren’t crying.
Alex’s words made Keller even more convinced that Alex was the culprit. But because he has no evidence, Keller finally kidnaps Alex and tortures him in an abandoned building.
Alex still refuses to confess and the torture continues, while Loki begins to suspect Keller’s behavior. On the other hand, it is possible that the real culprit is still roaming free out there. Then who is the real kidnapper of Anna?