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Prisoners Reviews

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August 21, 2016
This was the best movie of 2013. Definitely watch if you haven't already.
August 18, 2016
Jake Gyllenhaal spends two thirds of this movie being the worst movie detective in the history of movie detectives, and the ending is borderline shlock.
August 16, 2016
Everything about Prisoners from it's acting o it's gorgeous cinematography, excellent pacing, intriguing writing and fabulous directing makes Prisoners one of my all time favorites. But I don't recommend parents watch it with their kids.
August 15, 2016
Fantastic, but it may scar you for a long, long time. This movie is disturbing.
P.S. The super reviewer who gave this one star for being too violent is a moron.
August 14, 2016
Prisoners was one of the most intense movie-going experience I have ever had! Denis Villeneuve masterfully weaves a haunting atmosphere and it had me on the edge of my seat the entire runtime. It creates a complex puzzle of a plot that is just impressive to behold. It unravels slowly to reveal hidden layers of depth and complexity. The actors felt real as they were emotional and nuanced, with some unforgettable moments that were just simply terrifying to experience. This film is a rare, gut-wrenching, dark and fascinating masterpiece that will be one of the most underrated of all time.
August 13, 2016
Unsettling performance by Jackman, hard to watch film in the best kind of way.
½ August 13, 2016
Very eerie. Well acted and well done.
August 12, 2016
Prisoners is a stunning revenge thriller that enigmatically harmonizes humanity with its gruesome inhumanity.
August 12, 2016
an exceptionally made dark drama with superior acting and directing the entire way.
August 10, 2016
Melissa Leo's character fell victim to a cliche'd performance midway through the film, but Jackman and Gyllenhaal kept it alive throughout. Well written story and excellently timed plotting and scripting that leaves the viewer as engaged and surprised as the characters in the story.
½ August 4, 2016
There's a frustrating red herring about halfway through and final act feels convoluted in comparison to the gut wrenching,morally complicated and emotionally complex 2 hours that preceded it; however, it's gripping from beginning to end with 2 phenomenal performances.
August 3, 2016
De no ser por un detalle forzado en el final, serķa un thriller perfecto
Super Reviewer
July 31, 2016
A great drama with excellent performances from both Jackman and
Gyllenhaal, although lessened by an unnecessarily complicated plot.
July 26, 2016
One of the best movies of all time. The definition of a true suspense film.
July 25, 2016
Prisoners is a near perfect movie, with great performances from all cast members involved, the standouts being Hugh Jackman and especially Jake Gyllenhaal, who gives not only the best performance of his career, but also the best performance of the year. A great, great, great movie, also directed perfectly with great cinematography from Roger Deakins.
Super Reviewer
July 22, 2016
With fantastic performances (Gyllenhaal deserved an Oscar), an extremely complex script so well written in every single detail and a phenomenal direction that invests in a slow-burning tension with perfection, Prisoners is certainly one of the best films of the year.
½ July 21, 2016
What a letdown boring movie
July 19, 2016
One of the best screenplays ever written, but I don't think I could ever watch this again.
½ July 14, 2016
Despite predicting part of the finale, the execution was done excellently.
July 13, 2016
Amazing movie! Great acting, tense and mysterious throughout. The end is very surprising and makes you want to see just a little more!
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