Synopsis: When two young girls disappear after a family thanksgiving dinner their fathers, frustrated with the police's progress in finding them, decide to take matters into their own hands.
Stan's thoughts: On paper this could have been the usual cliched Hollywood fodder but succeeds in being a tense, dark and gritty film because of the two leads: Jake Gyllenhaal as policeman Loki and Hugh Jackman as Keller Dover one of the fathers.
Hugh Jackman's character is particularly important because you have to believe in his frustration and that he would do what he does. Dover has enough depth and enough flaws to make him believable and his actions understandable - even if you disagree with them.
Paul Dano is also superb as the prime suspect who has the IQ of a 10-year old.
Don't analyse the plot too much because you'll see the holes but otherwise a good, entertaining thriller.Ratings
- Stan's: 65%
- IMDB: 82%
- Metascore: 74%
- Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
- RT audience rating: 89%