• Why does Alex only help Keller randomly?

    2 days ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    In Prisoners , when Keller roughs up Alex Jones in the police station car park, he immediately tells him something about the girls not crying until he left them. He then denies saying this. Why? He also does not immediately help Keller once he himself is kidnapped irrespective of whether he is asked nicely, threatened, or tortured.
    Later on, once the audience is introduced to the "maze", he tells Keller about it too.
    Is there a plausible reason for the randomness of the breadcrumbs that he throws to Keller? Bob Taylor might not remember much about his captivity and be reluctant to discuss...
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