Prisoners 2014

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How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent?s worst nightmare.

Starring:
Hugh Jackman,Jake Gyllenhaal
Runtime:
2 hours, 33 minutes

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Prisoners

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Denis Villeneuve
Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal
Supporting actors Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By still searching TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
Two young girls are abducted after a Thanksgiving meal where their two families are celebrating in the home of one of them. The girls have wandered outside to play and go unnoticed for some time while the families enjoy one another's company. Eventually, people begin to notice their absence and then, very quickly, panic sets in and the two fathers (Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard) run off to look for them. In the meantime Jackman's son remembers that, earlier, the girls were fascinated by a motorhome parked a little way down the street when they had gone out prior to dinner. He tells his father and they go to look for the motorhome, which is now gone.

Enter the police, primarily in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal, who quickly locate the motorhome and its sole occupant and bring him into custody. However, when they try to interrogate him they find that he has the mental age of a 10 year old and are forced to release him after a forensic search shows no physical evidence of the missing girls in the vehicle.

This incenses Jackman's character who decides to take matters into his own hands with grim consequences! This film examines the obvious toll on all the members of a family whose child has been abducted and we witness the harrowing aftermath for all concerned as the tragedy unfolds before our eyes. The movie seems more to have echoes of `Dead Zone' rather than `Taken', as it scrutinizes the almost Gothic weirdness of small town America beneath the Norman Rockwell homespun, 'apple pie' type images that we are often fed.
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on 7 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I went to see this film in cinema upon release and after getting it on Blu-ray, I can still say it's one of the best films I've seen for a while, among others. The film sees Detective Loki (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) trying to solve the case of two missing girls. Keller Dover (played by Hugh Jackman) is the father of one of these children, and gets him and others in bad situations while trying to find his daughter also. The acting is great and the overall feel of the film is amazing. Its disturbing scenes and twisted paths leads you on a journey that leaves you adding everything together and speculating who is the real kidnapper.

This is one film I highly recommend to get hold of because it's definitely a must-see, and with strong characters and interesting writing, it's one that'll have you connecting everything up days after watching it.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD
I was not planning to watch "The Prisoners" thinking of it as some sort of action thriller taking place in prison. Boy, was I wrong. This intelligent, thought-provoking and masterfully executed by the well-cast group of actors (including Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman) film is easily the best thriller of 2013 that will blow your socks off. What starts as a seemingly straightforward case of kidnapping quickly spirals into an unsettling moral predicament.

"The Prisoners", a story of a search for two abducted girls, keeps you on the edge of your seat with the nagging sense of dread, several twists, events and developments that you just do not see coming. It has a vast field of clues and red herrings to let you build your own theories. This is definitely a must watch if you enjoy intelligent, clever films with superb acting and effective cinematography and emotional complexity. Be warned: there are plenty of disturbing and distressing scenes throughout the film, including some unspeakable cruelty that I found hard to watch.

But as a thriller, it fully deserves at least 4 stars!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sue on 11 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
WOW. What can I say. An absolutely brilliant film, one of the best in its genre which I have seen for a long time. The acting, especially by Hugh Jackman, was fantastic. The film ties you up in knots trying to work out "who did it" and kept me glued to the screen. The plotline, the acting and the general feeling of the film are genius.There are several truly horrific scenes which will make you wonder why this is not an "18" certificate and there is one particular scene which literally made me scream and jump about a foot of my sofa! Several reviewers have commented on the ending - I must admit to feeling a bit cheated that is didn't tie up neatly, but there was enough there to make you realise that it would be alright. A warning, if you are easily scared/claustrophobic I would definitely recommend not watching this just before you go to bed because the potential for nightmares is there. We watched a comedy after the film which reduced the tension and made bed time a bit easier!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DGood on 5 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Many modern thrillers include so much (often gratuitous) violence you either switch off the DVD player or you have to get so much distance you don't get involved. This movie is the absolute opposite, I watched it a couple of weeks ago and the feeling of anguish is still with me and I can call up many of the scenes and replay them in my mind. The acting and directing are brilliant. in my opinion, it's up there with 'In the Valley of Elah' and 'There will be blood'
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