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R| 2 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Hugh Jackman , Jake Gyllenhaal , Viola Davis , Maria Bello , Terrence Howard , Melissa Leo , Paul Dano , Dylan Minnette

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Prisoners (2013)

Release Date: September 20th, 2013|2 hr. 33 min.

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fan reviews ( 51 )
  • Some will write off Prisoners as shameless exploitation. But like Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River," to which it's been compared, Prisoners is so artfully shaped and forcefully developed that objections fade. show more

  • It's difficult to remember a recent movie that soared so high, before plummeting with a series of bad story choices. But the end result is still a strong piece of cinema, a failure only if you dwell on what might have been. show more

  • There's a near-sacred history in Hollywood of non-U.S.- born directors providing fresh perspectives on America. Miloš Forman. Alfred Hitchcock. Ang Lee. Ernst Lubitsch. Billy Wilder. For Prisoners, a stress-inducing trip into child abduction, the director is Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, who gives us an American "hero" guaranteed to push many buttons, many times, and who might not have been allowed to be quite so awful, under a different director's lens. show more

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    The movie was REMARKABLE! I haven't seen something so emotionally gripping for a long time. This was surely an amazing ride. I would recommend it to anyone! Acting was phenomenal!!

  • January 04, 2014 Sir Raymond
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    Slow, Slow, Slow....... Whats on TV ?????

  • December 28, 2013 cq00000000175378
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    I won\'t sleep tonight. wow, what a ride. this movie will give you the chills. many tried this story before ,but this movie is made to perfection. even the music is a masterpiece. not sure how could someone think it is not good.

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Box Office: The Oscar Race Begins to Take Shape

Posted by
Gary Susman on September 23, 2013

Warner Bros. Kidnap drama "Prisoners" has a dark subject, a bleak tone, and big moral dilemmas to chew on, but it became the top movie this weekend not despite its thoughtful grown-up appeal, but be...

Box Office: 'Prisoners' Takes Top Spot With $21.4 Million

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The Associated Press on September 22, 2013

WB NEW YORK - The Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama "Prisoners" opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million, a good start to Hollywood's fall season.The Warner Bros. thriller, starring Jackman and ...

'Prisoners' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Crime Thriller

Posted by
Erin Whitney on September 19, 2013

Warner Bros. You've probably heard a lot about Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners," which stole much of the spotlight at the Toronto Film Festival last week and was a runner-up for the fest's People's ...

Jake Gyllenhaal on 'Prisoners,' Tattoos & Twitches, and the Scenes That Wrecked Him for Days

Posted by
Tim Hayne on September 9, 2013

Jake Gyllenhaal is a bit of a mystery. From playing a boy in a bubble in "Bubble Boy" to a disturbed teenager in "Donnie Darko," from an action hero in "Prince of Persia" to a cowboy in love with ano...

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