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Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.

R In Theaters 09/20/2013 , 146min.
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Critic score based on 46 reviews

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February 25, 2014
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
Slow, Slow, Slow....... Whats on TV ?????
December 28, 2013
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.
December 25, 2013
If not for the graffic scenes of violence/brutality and language this would have only been a fairly good made for TV movie.
December 23, 2013
Writing, directing, acting all great. Good movie from start to finish.

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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. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
Oh, and the title? It could be an apt description for almost any character in the movie at one time or another. The satisfaction is in finding out who, if anyone, will be set free. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Prisoners is infused with a poetic intensity that's rare in American thrillers. The closest cinematic comparisons would be "Zodiac," "In the Bedroom" and "Mystic River." Full Review
David Denby
The New Yorker
Prisoners, despite its gathering anxiety, has some of the pleasures of ordinary thrillers. But Villeneuve, who previously directed “Incendies,” does volatile scenes without exaggeration; parts of the movie are exceedingly violent, though the violence isn’t “fun”— it makes you wince. Full Review
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
A devastating psychological thriller, Prisoners pulls us deep into our worst fear: the Amber Alert. Then it holds us under. Full Review
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