Prisoners

Prisoners

DVD - 2013
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Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads, Dover knows his child's life is at stake and decides he must take matters into his own hands. How far will he go to protect his family?
Publisher: [United States] : Alcon Entertainment, 2013.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: PRIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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chiquedee
Nov 04, 2017

The movie was really long. There were some parts it could have done without and still kept to the twists and turns of the plot line, but all in all it was a good movie. This weekend I watched KIDNAP with Halle Berry and then this. Had no clue beforehand that both dealt with the same subject matter and indeed have several similarities.

PRISONERS was multifaceted, kept me guessing to the end and the main actors did a good job. It depicts the lengths a parent would go to find their abducted child and how desperation will bring the best and worst out of someone.

Keller's character is somewhat religious and cautious when we meet him. When his little girl goes missing, we see the papa bear in him come out...viciously. But we see that he is not a sociopath even in that regard. He is driven by his desperation to seek answers in an unorthodox manner but he still struggles with his actions and moral standing before God.

Unfortunately for Alex, he is as much a victim in all of this although as the audience one feels to despise him for most of the movie until the tail end when we find out what really happened. That woman who claimed to be his aunt and her husband are psychopathic.

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AMerr22
Oct 22, 2017

GREAT MOVIE!!!!!

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junkomiura
Jul 03, 2017

This movie is 2 1/2 hours long, but I was never bored. The plot moves along at a good pace and I was constantly wondering about what would happen next. The acting was very good. Very entertaining. Very suspenseful. Poses some interesting moral issues.

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LucasjB
Jun 28, 2017

Havent seen it

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lukasevansherman
Jan 07, 2017

As a parent of two, I find few things more terrifying than films about kidnapped children. So I'm not sure what possessed me to watch this on a Friday night. As other comments have pointed out, it's dark, violent, and disturbing, but that all seems intentional. Two girls go missing on Thanksgiving and the families are plunged into despair. The father of one (Hugh Jackman) takes matters into his own hands, while a driven cop (Jake Gyllenhall) investigates. The movie is really about these two men, even though there's a rich supporting cast, including Mario Bello, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Paul Dano, and Melissa Leo. Despite its length, it's intense and compelling throughout as it explores some very dark territory. French-Canadian director Denis Villenueve has continued to do strong work with "Sicario," "Arrival," and the upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel.

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lucille007
Apr 25, 2016

Violet and disturbing!

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simonbrenden
Nov 30, 2015

An excellent film that explores the reactions of two sets of parents to the disappearance of their young daughters. Hugh Jackman gave a very good performance in a role outside his normal range. The overall cast were all excellent actors.

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publicenemy45
Nov 23, 2015

i thought the movie was very moving.

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BellaD123
Jul 11, 2015

This movie had a dark tone to it that never lifted, even at the end. It wasn't the exciting father-rescues-daughter movie I was hoping for. The dismal colors throughout the movie and the simple sets gave it a low budget feel as well.

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DHahn
Jul 01, 2015

Due to the subject matter (kids being abducted) this may be uncomfortable for parents--I had to wait until my brood were out of town before I worked up the nerve to see it. Glad I did! Excellent directing and acting. Especially cool to see the police detective yelling at his boss, the Captain, Some great shots and poignant musical score. While the "solution" at the end is less than perfect, an overall high quality work.

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aaa5756 May 25, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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jimg2000
Feb 13, 2014

Eliza Birch: Did you feel bad for that deer when you shot it?

Ralph Dover: Do you feel bad for cows when you go into McDonalds?

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jimg2000
Feb 13, 2014

Keller Dover: Uh... did-did you give him a lie detector? You gave us a lie dete - did you give him one?

Detective Loki: Sir, I understand what you're asking me: yes we did.

Keller Dover: And?

Detective Loki: We gave him a lie detector, and there's no way of... A lie detector doesn't work if you don't understand the questions.

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Monolith
Jan 29, 2014

Keller Dover (to his son): "You know the most important thing your granddad ever taught me? Hmm? ...Be ready. Hurricane; flood; whatever it ends up being... No more food gets delivered to the grocery store; gas stations dry up... people just turn on each other, and uh... All of a sudden, all that stands between you and being dead, is you..."

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Monolith
Jan 29, 2014

Keller Dover: "Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst."

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BellaD123
Jul 11, 2015

BellaD123 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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gemini07
Sep 14, 2014

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AMerr22
Oct 22, 2017

Violence: Some disturbing scenes

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Ron@Ottawa
May 09, 2014

Violence: Some scenes of torture may be tough on the stomach for some.

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