|Rating: 8.1/10 (316,436 votes)
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Aaron Guzikowski
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello
Runtime: 153 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 20 Sep 2013
|Plot: 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?|
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his wife Grace (Maria Bello) attend a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of their friends, Franklin (Terrence Howard) and Nancy (Viola Davis) Birch. The children go for a walk in the neighborhood and approach a campervan that is parked outside a house nearby. There is music playing, which suggests there is somebody inside. After dinner, both families’ younger daughters, Anna Dover and Joy Birch, go missing.
Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) is informed and starts a search. He arrests the driver of the campervan, which is now parked up at a gas station. The young man, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), has the IQ of a ten-year-old, and appears confused when being questioned at the police station. His vehicle is searched by forensics but nothing is found relating to the girls. Pursuing other leads, Loki discovers a corpse in the basement of Father Patrick Dunn’s house. The priest (Len Cariou) admits that he killed the man because he confessed he was “waging a war against God” and boasted of killing sixteen children.