Tag: Paul Dano

Prisoners

Decoding the Symbolic Ending of Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners is a carefully-paced, intelligently-crafted crime thriller, with landscapes (created by the wonderful Roger Deakins) that bleed with nihilistic bleakness, imparting a haunting sense of eeriness throughout. What makes Prisoners a notch-above competent thrillers is its ending – without dialogue or further exposition, the metaphors speak for themselves, as they often do, in art, and in life.