Sneak Peek: Viola Davis Blows Movie-Goers Away In New Film, “Prisoners”

September 23, 2013  |  



In the October issue of Essence, Viola Davis opened up about motherhood, beauty, and how she plans to shift gears in her acting portfolio. Knowing how important re-branding is, Davis plans not to be typecast into certain roles.

Therefore,  dedicated to her own growth, our favorite beauty is back on the big screen with a movie sure to make you change how you view of her. “Prisoners,” a thriller, is centered on two missing girls who were abducted from their neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day. The film’s high points rely on suspicion and anticipation,  making you question if following morals are necessary when your family is endangered.

According to David Denby from The New Yorker:

“Prisoners,” despite its gathering anxiety, has some of the pleasures of ordinary thrillers. But Villeneuve, who previously directed “Incendies,” does volatile scenes without exaggeration; parts of the movie are exceedingly violent, though the violence isn’t “fun”—it makes you wince. (Horror-film fans will not like this picture; some of it is actually horrifying.) Villeneuve throws us into a complicated skein of abductions going back years without losing the urgency of the present. “Prisoners” is a challenge: you have to decide who’s right and who’s wrong at every turn, and, when it’s over, ambiguity, rather than the satisfactions of harmony, reigns. Life stays out of joint. This movie suggests that it’s never really been any other way.”

From the preview, Viola Davis appears to deliver a riveting performance that will make you expect even more from the Academy Award nominee in future films.

Below is the trailer for “Prisoners” Will you head to theaters to watch it?

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