5 months ago
This film is not at all what I was expecting it to be. It has multiple layers and a deep, well-thought through storyline while also being easy to follow and doesn't get too confusing. It tell the audience didactically what they should know and what has happened. This is refreshing as I feel like a lot of modern films are made too complicated and leave the audience to work it out for themselves, which can be very annoying.
The ending will leave you on the edge of your seat for sure. And jake gyllanhalls performance is up there with jarhead and nightcrawler. Everyone should give this film a watch.
However. There's two things about this film which makes me hesitant. 1) Hugh jackmans acting was a tad off. It seemed like he was trying to show a character who looked and acted like Walter White, while also sounding and having some mannerisms of jack sparrow. You can understand why these two don't go well together, creating a character which hugh jackman portrays in this film. Its a weird blend but what do I know about acting.
2) the maze. For people who have already seen the film, you should know what I'm talking about. There was strong messages and symbolism of a maze in the film, particularly from Bobby but this was just left and didn't mean anything in the final third act of the movie. I'm questioning whether this is deliberate and its supposed to make us think or whether they just forgot about it and abandoned the idea.
Overall great movie, I would absolutely recommend for an interesting, gripping story of a kidnapping spiralling out of control. - 8.5/10
6 months ago
Excellent thriller. Nice symbolism throughout the film and fantastic acting from the whole cast. Surprised this isn't a better known film. Very highly recommended if you want a thoughtful thriller with plenty of twists!
Awesome film all around. Great acting, great directing. Such a great pace and story. Not enough saw this film, and if you haven't please check it out.
8 months ago
My favourite movie when i first watched it...
It's insanely interesting and is just without a doubt a fantastic film.
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.