Film of the day: Prisoners

Hugh Jackman in Prisoners

A bleak and chilling thriller about child abduction from Denis Villeneuve that will have you rooted to your seat until the last credits.

After a long Thanksgiving dinner, neighbours Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and Franklin Birch (Terence Howard) realise that their young daughters, who went outside to play, are missing. Also gone is a van that was parked nearby.

Paul Dano plays a man with learning difficulties, who is arrested on suspicion of their kidnapping, but with no trace of the girls or evidence that he was involved, he walks free.  

Jake Gyllenhaal is the detective under pressure to find the girls but his investigations uncover past horrors and lead the two fathers of the missing children to take matters into their own hands. Also starring Viola Davis, Maria Bello and Melissa Leo.

Prisoners – Saturday at 9.00pm on FilmFour.