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Prisoners

Mature 17+ | 86% Say It's Worth Your Time

Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.


Runtime: 2 hr 33 min

Genre: Crime drama , Drama , Thriller

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Rated R Language Throughout|Disturbing Violent Content|Torture

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  • 7 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 9 of 10 Profanity

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  • moviechick17 (Female)

    Mature 17+ | Worth Your Time

    I would give this movie two thumbs up! This movie is amazing and by far one of the best films of the year. It's very intense and suspenseful. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal will get some Oscar buzz. Both are great. The film as tons of twists that leave your heading spinning wondering what will happen next. The writer of the film, Aaron Guzikowski is fantastic. What a script! The director of the film is Denis Villieneuv, watch out Steven Spielberg there is a new director in town and it's Dennis! Everyone please check out Prisoners!

    September 30th, 2013 · Details
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  • DougWright KSL Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    There’s no doubt that this is Jackman and Gyllenhaal’s movie, and there are moments of brilliance. But they’re undone by the manipulative script. Maria Bello and Viola Davis play Keller and Franklin's devastated wives, and both have incredible scenes. But they too fall prey to the fumbled plot line... See Full Review

    October 30th, 2013 · Details
  • ninerneale (Male)

    Mature 17+ | Worth Your Time

    This was a very violent meeting but the underlying story is great and has some good twists. I would definitely suggest this movie to friends and family but leave the kids at home for sure.

    October 14th, 2013 · Details
  • About.com kidstvmovies.about.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Prisoners isn't light viewing. This is a deep, intense, and disturbing film that's a serious examination of just how precarious our hold is on rational thoughts and reactions when a loved one goes missing... See Full Review

    September 27th, 2013 · Details
  • NellMinow (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    Prisoners is a dark, tense crime drama with an excellent cast and some important topical themes. It is not for the faint of heart. Director Villeneuve says that he hopes his film will inspire audiences to debate these issues “long after the movie ends,” and in this he surely succeeds... See Full Review

    September 26th, 2013 · Details
  • SteveSalles (Male) Standard Examiner

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    There’s no question of the film’s dark determination, even though it runs a bit long. Unfortunately, you see the end of the road long before the filmmaker is ready to take you there.

    Still, “Prisoners” is a gritty drama filled with great actors and performances. It’s only the revealing script that creates a slight letdown... See Full Review

    September 26th, 2013 · Details
  • JohnMulderig (Male) Catholic News Service

    Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski's script is unflinching in its portrayal of the increasingly brutal measures to which Keller is driven. Add to that such seamy details as an incidental priest figure who is both a sex offender and an alcoholic, and it becomes clear that "Prisoners" requires of its audience not only a capacity for grim material but mature interpretive skills as well... See Full Review

    September 25th, 2013 · Details
  • alexander.fetters.9 (Male)

    Mature 17+ | Worth Your Time

    Quite a few F bombs and a lil gore is the reason why it's R. But wow, acted well and a great story, keeps you guessing till the end!

    September 24th, 2013 · Details
  • MichaelMedved (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    "Prisoners" is brutal, complex, deeply disturbing and absolutely spell binding. Keeping you completely on edge for all of its two and half hour length... See Full Review

    September 19th, 2013 · Details
  • ClaudiaPuig (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Centered on a kidnapping, the plot raises complicated moral questions about how far an anguished person will go for the love of a child. At the same time, it sets up an intricate, horrifying mystery with breathtaking skill... See Full Review

    September 19th, 2013 · Details
  • RogerMoore (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    “Prisoners” is a mystery told with such skill that just when you think you’ve figured it out, it finds new blind alleys for us to visit.
    Well-cast and wonderfully acted, it’s a child kidnapping thriller with sorrow, intrigue, psychology and just enough urgency to suck us in. Then it almost outsmarts itself with a draggy, “Let’s explain it all” third act that undercuts the big theme it wants us to ponder... See Full Review

    September 18th, 2013 · Details

Okfor ages12+