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Prisoners has an emotional complexity and a sense of dread that makes for absorbing (and disturbing) viewing. Read critic reviews

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Prisoners

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  • Feb 06, 2017
    Certainly Villenueve's most accessible film, but still a very good one.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2016
    A great drama with excellent performances from both Jackman and Gyllenhaal, although lessened by an unnecessarily complicated plot.
    Peter B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2016
    Outstanding acting, a tight, mesmerizing and engaging script and the directing make this one of the most exciting and best thrillers of recent years. The themes and questions raised here together with the images stay with you for a very long time. A gem of the genre.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2016
    As of now this is the best directed film of Denis Villeneuve. Prisoners makes your eyes glued to the screen, the characters are well written, the pacing is perfect, the story is magnificent and the twist in the finale blew me away like I did not see that coming. I forgot to mention how beautiful the cinematography is thanks to Roger Deakins. If you haven't seen Prisoners then you are in for a ride.
    Mr N Super Reviewer

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