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