Drama / Crime
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Running time: 153 mins Released: 27th September 2013
Two working class families are torn apart when both their daughters go missing on Thanksgiving. Parents Franklin and Nancy Birch (Terrence Howard and Viola Davis) are at a loss and feel useless, while their neighbour Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is a brutish survivalist who angrily demands answers from the police. A dilapidated van is spotted near his street and Keller believes that its quiet, possibly mentally disabled owner Alex (Paul Dano) had something to do with the girls' disappearance. When the detective on the case (Jake Gyllenhaal) questions him but cannot find any evidence of a crime, Keller decides to take matters into his own hands and kidnaps Alex. But as he grows increasingly desperate he loses his humanity.