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Review: Engrossing 'Prisoners' ends up holding audience hostage

5:59 PM, Sep. 18, 2013
Hugh Jackman and Maria Bello will get a lot more frantic than this after their daughter becomes a kidnap victim in 'Prisoners.'
Hugh Jackman and Maria Bello will get a lot more frantic than this after their daughter becomes a kidnap victim in 'Prisoners.'
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"Prisoners" is a mystery told with such skill that just when you think you've figured it out, it finds new blind alleys for us to visit.

Well-cast and wonderfully acted, it's a child kidnapping thriller with sorrow, intrigue, psychology and just enough urgency to suck us in. Then it almost outsmarts itself with a draggy, "let's explain it all" third act that undercuts the big theme it wants us to ponder.

The grey skies of a Pennsylvania winter set the tone. The Dovers and the Birches are friends and neighbors. Remodeling contractor Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is man's man, something of a ...

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