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Prisoners

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Drama

Release Date :

September 20, 2013

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Denis Villeneuve

Starring :

Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, David Dastmalchian

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3.5 of 4

“..with its grisly realism, Prisoners is much more terrifying than any horror film, simultaneously grueling, spellbinding and contemplative..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
4 of 4

“..when it comes to thrillers, this one is as good as it gets. Not for the squeamish, but for anyone who loves movies, it's too exhilarating to miss..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
3 of 5

“..the film has several adeptly directed suspense scenes, such as a nighttime foot chase that makes you gasp at every motion-triggered backyard light..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
Review rate : B

“..Prisoners, by contrast, goes down more like a problem to be considered than an emotional experience to be savored..”
by Chris Vognar [Dallas Morning News]
Review rate : C

“..Prisoners is a captive of its own ambitions..”
by Amy Nicholson [L.A. Weekly]
4 of 5

“..it absorbs and controls your attention with such assurance that you hold your breath for fear of distracting the people on screen..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
3.5 of 5

“..i'm not sure I'd recommend it, though, for parents of young children or anyone squeamish about fairly explicit scenes approaching torture porn films like "Saw."..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
3.5 of 4

“.."Prisoners," like "Mystic River", takes us to some terribly dark places, and doesn't let us quickly return to the light..”
by Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]

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