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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57 of 61 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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4 of 4 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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33 of 36 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Jan 2014
Format: DVD
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) hunts deer the first day of hunting season. In Pennsylvania, that is Thanksgiving. His family walks over to the Grovers to celebrate the Holiday. While there, Franklin Grover (Terrence Howard) decides to entertain with his trumpet and the next thing you know their young daughters are missing. The son recalls a van nearby that the girls wanted to play on. The police (Jake Gyllenhaal) quickly get the van and the driver (Paul Dano), but it is clean and the driver "has the mind of a ten year old." To the dismay of Keller, the police let him go with the expected vigilante results by Keller.

As it turns out the tale is slightly more twisted than on the surface.

I will say the acting is good, but we have seen so many films of this genre they clearly ran out of catchy names and simply called this one "Prisoners" allowing the viewer to make everyone a prisoner either physically or of the mind. Yawn. I really liked the "Dirty Harry" version of this genre. Go ahead. Compare the dialog. Make my day. It took both Jackman and Gyllenhaal together to do what Eastwood did better by himself.

I am not saying this is a bad film, by no means. It is certainly worthy of a rental, especially if you like to see parents lament over their missing child.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity. 3 1/2 stars
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