JAKE GYLLENHAAL and Hugh Jackman star in this provocative thriller which is already garnering rave reviews.

The film follows a father who takes justice into his own hands when his little girl, Anna, is abducted.

It begins with Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) hunting with his teenage son, Ralph (Dylan Minnette).

They later head to their neighbours for Thanksgiving lunch and soon after Anna and the Birch’s girl, Eliza, disappear.

The two sets of parents are distraught and Ralph remembers a suspicious RV parked down the road.

Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) and local police arrest the driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), who has the mental age of a ten-year-old, but without any evidence linking him to the crime, they are forced to release him.

So Keller kidnaps Alex at gunpoint and holds the young man hostage.

Jackman is mesmerising as a protector willing to ignore his moral compass to reunite his fractured family.

Gyllenhaal invests his rebellious cop with an array of twitches and ticks that hint at rage bubbling beneath the surface, while Dano is both pathetic and creepy as a man-child, whose innocence remains shrouded in doubt until the tricksy closing frames.

Explosions of graphic violence justify the 15 certificate.