14A, 153 minutes
Paul Dano; Hugh Jackman; Jake Gyllenhaal
“Be ready,” Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) advises his son as they return from a Thanksgiving morning deer hunt. His own father said the same to him, and the God-fearing Keller has followed it to a T since. However, all the emergency supplies in the basement fail to prepare Keller or wife Grace (Maria Bello) for the abduction of their daughter and the equally young daughter of Franklin and Nancy Birch (Terrence Howard and Viola Davis) from somewhere between their respective homes in suburban Pennsylvania. The only lead left for Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) to pursue is the nearby appearance of a shady RV, driven by simple-minded local Alex Jones (Paul Dano). Without a lick of physical evidence, Loki finds himself unable to hold Alex in custody, and so a distraught Keller decides to take matters into his own hands.