“Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.”
– Keller Dover
SYNOPSIS: 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. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? – via IMDB
This was a particularly solid drama thriller and I really liked it. It was definitely not the easiest film to watch (you hear too many things about what happens to kids that go missing, so my brain was permanently running away with horrendous ideas as to what could be happening). Hugh Jackman was phenomenal as the father who is desperate to locate his missing daughter and willing to go to any lengths to make that a reality. I enjoyed Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki, I think he was very well cast, and again pleasant to watch. I think he is a good actor. I felt so sorry for the families, and fluctuated between pitying Alex and then not so much, seeing how he flicked between being the silly boy he was to saying some things that he was inexorably linked to the abducted girls. The acting was great, the score solid, the way the story was set forth was good, too. The way everything looked was spectacular too, and I thoroughly enjoyed the characters. There wasn’t really anything that weighed this film down, and I loved the way the film progressed – solidly. It was a compelling watch, didn’t lull anywhere and I enjoyed it. It is a strong film, and it is well worth looking into if you haven’t done so already!