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Prisoners (2013) Movie Information

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266

Avg. Rating:

3.23/4

# of Ratings:

69

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/20/2013

DVD Release:

12/17/2013

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Actors:

Jake Gyllenhaal
Hugh Jackman
Terrence Howard
Paul Dano
Viola Davis
Maria Bello

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

When his daughter and her best friend go missing, a Boston man tracks down the person he believes is responsible and kidnaps him in return. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew 09/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

A dark movie but crap ending

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Ryan Stephen M 09/24/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Prisoners is a excellent, dark film about the kidnapping of two young girls. Hugh Jackman is great as the father of one of the girls, who will do anything to get his daughter back home safe. Jake Gyllenhaal matches him with a great performance as the lead detective on the case. The atmosphere is gloomy throughout and matches the tone of the movie perfectly, One of the best films of 2013.

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  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
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01/29/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Prisoners review

Mr. Keller Dover's and Franklin Birch's daughters, Anna and Joy, becomes missing while Alex Jones is a prime suspect. Detective Loki heads the investigation. Everything from the acting, story, background music and camera direction were spotless. Only concern this reviewer had were the instances where "luck" played a huge part in keeping the plot moving, camera shots that prolonged the length, a concrete conclusion. lack of better continuation and a better development/history of the antagonists. Unpredictable but one has to be patient to see its results and the meticulous direction. Screenplay was filled with quotable lines such as: "Be ready...I'm proud of you son." "This ain't right." He's a good man." and "Pray for the best, prepare for the worse yeah?" The picture reminded me ...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  MikePA
MikePA
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11/14/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review: Prisoners

Mysteries nowadays rarely establish the perfect atmospheric uneasiness that Prisoners, an absorbing and thought-provoking motion picture, does. An arguable exception could be made for this year's Side Effects, which was good but not exactly as terrific as it could have been. From its outstanding cinematography to its exceptionally relentless yet grounded performances, Prisoners is an excellent film. Immediately engaging, tension-heavy, dark, disturbing, and oozing with intensity, the film breaks through the gates as one of the best to be released all year.

The film was directed by Denis Villeneueve, who had made the almost equally excellent film Incendies a few years back. He really knocks it out of the park with Prisoners. Here is a film that grabs you both viscerally and emotionally...

Rating of
4/4 

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  memento_mori
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09/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A dark twirl of crime and remorse.

Last year a film named 'Les Miserables' was released in cinemas. Hugh Jackman was nominated in the Best Actor category at the Academy Awards.

He did not win.

And now he wants his Oscar.



Let us start with the acting.

There is one performance that I thought was great in this film, namely that of Jake Gyllenhaal's. Cops don't usually arouse me in movies, but his performance felt very comparable to real-life police officers.
 I think much of that has to do with the fact that he had a lot of training for End of Watch, and his skills continue to show in this outstanding mystery crime thriller. Anyway, I will be more than happy if he gets a nomination for Best Supporting Actor this year.

Hugh Jackman, on the other hand, definitely wants his ...

Rating of
4/4 

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  Snoogans
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09/25/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Engaging Adult Crime Story

'Prisoners' is a heavily dramatic crime film laden with a mysterious and harsh atmosphere. A closer sense of realism overshadows this film. It's dark, and slower paced, but never ceases in delivering edge-of-your-seat entertainment. This is due to the high level of involvement that I felt watching this case being solved and for the palpable emotional weight delivered by the characters. They are so well defined and tremendously acted. I'm mostly referring to Gyllenhaal and Jackman, because it's really their show. It is, at times, depressing and heartbreaking to see the turmoil the situation brings to both families of the little girls. That is what adds anticipation and urgency to resolving the crime at hand. It builds to some good twists and a finale that had me gripping my seat....

Rating of
4/4 

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  Chris Kavan
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I wasn't too thrilled by the trailers - but it looks like this is one I will have to check out as reviews have been positive. I probably won't catch it in theaters, but it has a spot reserved on my "to watch" list now.
09/23/2013
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  MikePA
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I love me a good thriller. Very excited to see this!


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