Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Jackman Film Takes No Prisoners in Truth

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Jackman Film Takes No Prisoners in Truth

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THE question has been posed through creative licensing in movies many times: is torture ever justified to exact truth? It's a moral black hole that has made its reappearance in this year's best drama-thriller, Prisoners.

An anguished parent, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), takes matters into his own hands and decides to conduct his own private interrogation of the primary suspect in the disappearance of his daughter and her best friend.

Prisoners is every parent's worst nightmare: having to deal with the possibility that your child could be gone for good with no explanation. The acting is really the star of this movie with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal giving some of the best performances I have ever seen.

Gyllenhaal portrays a Police Detective struggling through red tape to keep the prime suspect in custody and unwillingly having to let him go while still struggling to find more leads on the disappearance of the two young girls.

You can see throughout the movie that Gyllenhaal has really put his all into this character. …

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