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Prisoners (2013) Movie review; like a train that is delayed only to be eventually cancelled

The older I get the more I find I appreciate a good mystery, normally you work it out in Scooby Doo speed by the time the first quarter has passed, it’s normally the one who is acting overly nice or the character that doesn’t give lasting eye contact.

Well I had my magnifying glass glued to the TV scanning for clues throughout this film, and with a lot of frustration I always seemed a step or should I say two behind, now I would like to say it was a super intelligent film that flew far above my head, but I am afraid that wouldn’t be an accurate account, the film is smart, the acting is believable and the story is intriguing, the biggest issue is the pace of the film, it’s super slow, It feels like someone has asked you to look out the window to spot anything exciting, little clues to the ending are there but the film has too many chunks of nothing going on.

I stayed with the film expecting there to be an explosive ending to make this TWO AND HALF HOURS feel worth it, I enjoyed the style of the film but they included far too much film in the final edit, this would have been great if they could have wrapped it up in 90’mins.

Instead you’re left with that frustrated feeling, like a train that is delayed only to be eventually cancelled.

7/10

KO

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