Prisoners

Prisoners

Prisoners

Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Maria Bello lead this missing-persons crime thriller from the director of Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. 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
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Prisoners / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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