Movie Review: ‘Imprisoned’, Directed By Ayobami Adegboyega

Reviewed By Ajibare Abioye

“Imprisoned” chronicles a detailed illustration of the connection between man’s past (including his ancestry) and his present. This is presented through the life of Pius, a young man about to discover that freedom is not only being outside physical bars.

Ajibare Abioye

The movie takes sufficient time to establish events that predated his existence, and this helped greatly in making the audience understand his predicament better. I wished there had been a more vivid transition between both times though, as I’d already been immersed in Kamar’s story, only to then see it was a means to an end. Also, I opine that a native tongue or a code-mix/switch might have worked better for that part of the story.

It is commendable that “Imprisoned” also largely addresses the nature of some law enforcement agencies, presenting both sides of the coin. I always hope that productions like this would inspire positive changes in that sector.

The great thing about Pius’ story for me is how in Jesus Christ, there’s that newness of life that can never be gotten anywhere else. We may have been bruised and battered due to different factors but the Lord who made us never loses sight of who He purposed for us to be. When we go to Him as we are, He delivers us and routes our paths back to His plans for our expected end. He did that for Pius and the deliverance session at the end of “Imprisoned” was the powerfully perfect epilogue for the movie.

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Till the next review, stay blessed!

Film Credits
IMPRISONED (January 20, 2023)
91 minutes
PRODRAM Productions

Victor Bamgbose as Pius
Fisayo Olorunsola as Kamar
Olamide Olowe as Temi
Michael Abolaji as Ken
Ometere Lawal as Rhoda

Ayobami Adegboyega
Ayomide Aina
Director of Photography
Sesan Afolayan
Dele Vincent
Tunde Ola

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