Keller Dover: You know the most important thing your granddad ever taught me? Hmm? Be ready. Hurricane, flood, whatever it ends up being. No more food gets delivered to the grocery store, gas stations dry up. People just turn on each other, and uh, all of a sudden all that stands between you and being dead is you.
Currently Watching: Prisoners
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Written by Aaron Guzikowski
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard ------------------------------------ Keller Dover: "Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst."
When Keller Dover's (Hugh Jackman's career best IMO) daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts
This is one of those films that feels fresh every time I watch it. It always keeps me guessing and shocks me as it unfolds. Few movies can do that (LA Confidential immediately comes to mind) and that is why I consider it a great film. The material is so bleak. Downright soul crushing. I posted the quote above because it is so heartbreaking and intricate to the film. Keller is not ready for what is to come. It's never expected or anticipated. Faith, I feel can get you through, and is easily shook, and here (spoilers) intentionally taken. Jake Gyllenhaal is excellent here. It's actually a very tricky physical performance (the blinking and all) and really well done by him. Loses its way a bit in the 3rd act with the maze aspects. I imagine it's symbolism for symbolism's sake (willing to hear thoughts of others on here) Not unlike, the Freemason ring visually shown throughout the film that Gyllenhaal's Loki wears. The ending is satisfying here, although it may have been more memorable with a darker, not so open and shut ending. Having said that (spoilers) I am satisfied that it comes full circle with the whistle. And on another note, BLADE RUNNER:2049 next Friday!!!!!
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