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PRISONERS

 
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At Theaters: 9/20/2013 On Video: 12/17/2013
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 33 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600181
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Thriller Drama - Although technically a thriller, this is a long (a little over two and a half hours), slow-paced, and very dark drama/mystery that may not have as many thrills as most are expecting. However, fans of the actors, most especially lead Hugh Jackman, should be pleased with what is a big acting showcase for all. Constant language, brutal violence, and adult subject matter make this one definitely not for children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Hugh Jackman THE WOLVERINE, LES MISERABLES
Jake Gyllenhaal END OF WATCH, SOURCE CODE
Viola Davis THE HELP, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
Maria Bello GROWN UPS 2, ABDUCTION
Terrence Howard THE BUTLER, DEAD MAN DOWN
Paul Dano LOOPER, RUBY SPARKS
Director: Denis Villeneuve INCENDIES
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Production Notes Heading
About the Production
Cast & Characters
Creating the Atmosphere of Fear
Setting the Tone
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 11 S-words; 2 GD's; very few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Brutal, bloody beatings and shootings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: Foot chases and fast driving.
COMEDY: Some comic lines and situations.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good Prisoners is a thriller for grown-ups.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average But as the plot goes into high gear and we get other suspects, basement lairs and a glimpse of vast conspiracies, "Prisoners" wears out its welcome.

USA Today Full Review
Very Good This masterful, fascinating thriller probes the lengths one would go to protect a loved one and the lines that could be crossed in the process.

Washington Post Full Review
Average 'Prisoners' works most effectively as Hollywood hypocrisy at its most sleek, efficient and meretricious. It's stylish, high-minded hokum.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 104 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
9
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
11
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
34
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
41
Very High
95%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 104 moviegoers:
TEENS: Half the males loved "Prisoners" with most of the rest indicating they enjoyed it very much. The female reviews aren't quite as good but they're not bad. Only about 20% rated the movie very high. Half indicated they enjoyed it very much rating it "above average." The remaining reviews indicate an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special/memorable).
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it, two felt it was an "above average" movie and one rated it "below average." One female loved "Prisoners" and four enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS: Great Reviews! Half the males loved it. Another quarter indicated that they enjoyed "Prisoners" very much. The remaining 20% rated it "average," which is a bit on the low side, but not bad. Over half the ladies loved "Prisoners," with most of the rest indicating it was an "above average" movie. Only a very small percentage rated it low.

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