Prisoners

Prisoners

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Prisoners

Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Maria Bello lead this missing-persons crime thriller from the director of Incendies. Keller (Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare: his six-year-old daughter, Anna, is gone without a trace. Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests the only suspect (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release. Knowing his child's life is at stake, Keller decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. How far would you go to protect your child? 

2013Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb153 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThriller
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Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Prisoners is a pulpy crime thriller elevated to event film status by top-notch filmmakers. It outstays its welcome by a good half hour but still proves compelling, thanks in part to subject matter that practically demands emotional investment from an audience: children in peril.

3.0
0

One of the Best For Two

One of Jackman's best performances, proving he can do more than just Wolverine or the warbling Jean Valjean and has some real acting chops. Gyllenhaal is also superb in this tense thriller that will have you on the edge of your seats well after the ending.

4.0
0

Jackman at his best

Tense, absorbing thriller with terrific performances from the two leads. Jackman does tortured soul like no other and contrasts superbly with Gyllenhaal's, blinking, understated performance.

4.0
0

Prisoners

Prisoners is a dark and gripping thriller. The two lead performances are excellent. Hugh Jackman plays Keller Dover, who's young daughter is kidnapped at a family friend dinner. Keller, his wife Grace, played by Maria Bello, and their teenage son devastated, Keller with stop at nothing to get his daughter back. Hugh Jackman's performance is incredible and...

4.0
0

A very, very long episode of SVU: Special Victims Unit

Great performances and beautifully shot with excellent pacing, creating suspense and genuine thrills for what, once the movie is over, you realise is a storyline comprised of not very much. Beautiful trash.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A spellbinding, sensationally effective thriller with a complex moral center.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A simmering pressure cooker of a thriller, Prisoners is an unforgiving but emotionally rewarding experience sustained by powerhouse performances, taut scripting and Villeneuve’s tonally assured direction.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The uniformly showy performances (Acting with a capital ‘A’) are what do in Prisoners more than anything.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In his first English language film, Quebeçois director Denis Villeneuve has produced a masterful thriller that is also an engrossing study of a smalltown America battered by recession, fear and the unrelenting elements.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Gyllenhaal's wildly overqualified small-town police detective is by turns righteously angry and sardonically funny... the kind of unflashy performance that rarely wins awards, even though it actually anchors this film.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Prisoners can at times be a hard film to watch, but thanks to all the talent involved, it’s even harder to shake off.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A decent, cogent, greyly atmospheric thriller with something to say about War-On-Terror America.

3.0
0
Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Prisoners is a pulpy crime thriller elevated to event film status by top-notch filmmakers. It outstays its welcome by a good half hour but still proves compelling, thanks in part to subject matter that practically demands emotional investment from an audience: children in peril.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A spellbinding, sensationally effective thriller with a complex moral center.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A simmering pressure cooker of a thriller, Prisoners is an unforgiving but emotionally rewarding experience sustained by powerhouse performances, taut scripting and Villeneuve’s tonally assured direction.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The uniformly showy performances (Acting with a capital ‘A’) are what do in Prisoners more than anything.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In his first English language film, Quebeçois director Denis Villeneuve has produced a masterful thriller that is also an engrossing study of a smalltown America battered by recession, fear and the unrelenting elements.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Gyllenhaal's wildly overqualified small-town police detective is by turns righteously angry and sardonically funny... the kind of unflashy performance that rarely wins awards, even though it actually anchors this film.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Prisoners can at times be a hard film to watch, but thanks to all the talent involved, it’s even harder to shake off.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A decent, cogent, greyly atmospheric thriller with something to say about War-On-Terror America.

3.0
0

One of the Best For Two

One of Jackman's best performances, proving he can do more than just Wolverine or the warbling Jean Valjean and has some real acting chops. Gyllenhaal is also superb in this tense thriller that will have you on the edge of your seats well after the ending.

4.0
0

Jackman at his best

Tense, absorbing thriller with terrific performances from the two leads. Jackman does tortured soul like no other and contrasts superbly with Gyllenhaal's, blinking, understated performance.

4.0
0

Prisoners

Prisoners is a dark and gripping thriller. The two lead performances are excellent. Hugh Jackman plays Keller Dover, who's young daughter is kidnapped at a family friend dinner. Keller, his wife Grace, played by Maria Bello, and their teenage son devastated, Keller with stop at nothing to get his daughter back. Hugh Jackman's performance is incredible and...

4.0
0

A very, very long episode of SVU: Special Victims Unit

Great performances and beautifully shot with excellent pacing, creating suspense and genuine thrills for what, once the movie is over, you realise is a storyline comprised of not very much. Beautiful trash.

3.0
0