As a TV scholar my patience with "moody", rainy, grey and slow paced crime thrillers set in a non descript place (well it rains a lot) has definitively come to an end. As a Scandinavian I just have to appoligize for the Nordic noir.
Prisoners is one on a dusin crime thrillers with a lot of actors ACTING. Gylldenhal's many ticks and "I'm thinking look" gets super annoying after a while and Jackman has left all his usual charm behind…
There has been written thoughtful articles and essays about torture, morality and politics in regards to this movie and more will probably be written. I will however do neither, I will rather just address how this film spoke to the TV-geek in me: No one talks to Coach Taylor like that! Be nice to Liz Bennett or Mr Darcy will come spank you. Stupid FOX cancelling The Chicago Code. Michael/Pope does something. Tony Soprano has gotten a new job in government. Pete is actually being serious and Bert Macklin kicks ass.