- Rated: R
- Video: Color
- Released: December 17, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Wall Street Journal - 09/19/2013
"In addition to the skin-crawling camera moves and the understated dread that bolsters the surface tensions of PRISONERS there is a fascinating actor's duel going on."
Los Angeles Times - 09/19/2013
"Exciting, terrifying, worrisome stuff saturates every second of PRISONERS, holding you captive, keeping you guessing until the bitter end."
USA Today - 09/27/2013
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t sets up an intricate, horrifying mystery with breathtaking skill."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/19/2013
"PRISONERS is a white-knuckle, near masterpiece of a thriller."
Rolling Stone - 09/19/2013
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Hugh Jackman gives a powerhouse performance....He's matched by Jake Gyllenhaal, who is exceptional, haunted and haunting..."
A.V. Club - 09/19/2013
"PRISONERS is an effectively moody child-abduction potboiler..."
Total Film - 09/24/2013
4 stars out of 5 -- "PRISONERS braids a grand tale of sin and possible redemption with a knotty, intelligently plotted investigative thriller."
Empire - 09/20/2013
3 stars out of 5 -- "A decent, cogent, greyly atmospheric thriller with something to say about War-On-Terror America."
A small-town carpenter turns vigilante in order to rescue his abducted daughter and her best friend in this thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Six-year-old Anna and her friend Joy have vanished on Thanksgiving without a trace. Devastated, Anna's father Keller (Jackman) makes note of a run-down RV that had been parked on their street at the exact time the girls went missing. When the driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano) is swiftly arrested by Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), it starts to look like the lead will pay off. Alex, however, is quickly released due to lack of evidence, sending Keller into a frenzy as he realizes that if Anna isn't found soon, odds are she never will be. Knowing that time is not on his side, and ignoring Detective Loki's pleas to leave the case to the pros, Keller risks sacrificing his own freedom in a bid to locate the girls before it's too late. Melissa Leo, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, and Viola Davis co-star.