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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24 of 24 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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Garners68 on 21 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
This was a good movie with a good plot and for the first hour and half, it kept me glued to the screen but then I found my mind wandering as the movie went through a phase where it seemed to be going round in circles and not moving on in the story - eventually it began to pick up again and I began enjoying it again only for the very weak ending which just seemed to appear out of nowhere - it's like they all suddenly decided they'd had enough and wanted to go home themselves and it left a lot of unanswered questions.
I think this would have been better if it was shorter to give the story a more nail-biting punch and the ending could have been a lot better.
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15 of 16 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katie Louise Knight on 14 April 2014
Format: DVD
Saw this film just days ago,a perfect thriller keeps you hooked and on the edge of your seat the whole way through, towards the end it's quite easy to work out tho who did it! Well worth watching tho!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pani Balakrishnan/Karthik Vilwanathan on 13 April 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Both Jake and Hugh played an amazing role! Full of suspense and thrills. Definite watch, not to be missed. Brilliant
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By desy mc ilkenny on 13 April 2014
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Excellent acting. About time a movie about this was made. Would have liked another 10 minutes at the end but
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Feb 2014
Format: DVD
3.5 stars

This is one of those films to happily pass away a few hours, and which on the plus side generally taxes your grey matter trying to figure out the various complex plot twists and turns. There is no need to go into great depth into the plot as other reviews have captured the core story line of the abduction of two children from a house in a small American town and the desperate attempt by one father, Keller Dover played by Hugh Jackman, to find the perpetrators. The film directed by the excellent Denis Villeneuve is one of a good man who has turned into a monster to achieve a desirable end. It poses a central question namely can two wrongs make right. To be fair "Prisoners" has it moments and is often ominous and unsettling. There is also a nice performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki the man responsible for the investigation. He is no supercop. Loki is often confused, tired and bewildered by events. He misses some obvious clues and a key witness commits suicide in an investigation room under his supervision. Gyllenhaal holds the film together although like all detectives in thrillers he can frustrate the viewer by working alone when he should call back up. The mood of the film itself is gothic like in terms of its greyness and dark foreboding. Rain pours in in almost every scene and the backdrop of a small American town sees a desperate Jackman take a key suspect to a suitably abandoned building in a rundown neighbourhood where he tortures him to see he can reveal whether or not this man has kidnapped his daughter.

The problems emerge however with Jackman's solid if rather one dimensional performance which comes over as a sort of redneck Jean Valjean.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andy Potter on 12 April 2014
Format: DVD
Suspenseful, whodunit, Drama, very realistic, poses the question "Who's the Baddie, who's bad, who's the Goodie, who's really good?"... great Story with cleverly inter-woven sub-plots, fine acting, really well shot with a suitably cold, bleak atmosphere
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