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The age disparity between the actors and the teenagers they play demands an awful amount of suspension of disbelief, the music during most of the action scenes cheapens them, and the story is thus far the weakest of the franchise, but it is refreshing to see how little the film relies on CGI for its stunts, and it does a good job—like the previous entries—at fleshing out its characters.
After an impressive opening, the film reveals that it inherited a lot of flaws from its predecessor—namely a lack of logic from characters and the story and in this case, a few blatant conveniences and questionable narrative choices, but it still racks up a fair amount of tension, suspense, and surprises to deliver a sufficient monster movie.
With a bleak atmosphere, an emotional story, and a remarkably detailed script, Prisoners is at times harrowing, but it reaches the level of perfection with the help of a rigorous direction that employs a simmering tension, a glorious cinematography, a haunting score that can be foreboding or despairing, and amazing performances from its cast.