Child endangerment and kidnapping is a subject that’s not much fun.
Still, it’s fertile ground – for either overwrought dramatics or serious tension.
Prisoners delivers the latter in spades.
About the film
Hugh Jackman – singing and dancing Wolverine Hugh Jackman – is really out of his usual sort of roles here.
Yes, Wolverine is grumpy, but he’s a mutant. Keller in Prisoners is just a rough, tough dad with a very short fuse.