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Prisoners (2013)

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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.

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How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, Alex Jones, but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child's life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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20 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,817,053, 22 September 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,002,302, 13 February 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,126,687, 12 January 2014
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There are no opening credits, just the title of the movie. See more »

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When the families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving and they meet, there are two cars in front of the house. But when the girls are already lost, they go out, and there is only one vehicle. See more »

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Keller Dover: Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
Ralph Dover: [shoots a deer]
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Prisoners/Battle of the Year 3D (2013) See more »

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Prisoners
Written by Jóhann Jóhannsson
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A brilliant masterpiece of atmosphere and suspense
20 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This was one intense movie-going experience. Throughout the entire running time of the movie, the suspense never lets up.

The director masterfully weaves the haunting atmosphere, and I was at the edge of my seat. The plot is a wonderful puzzle, unraveling slowly to reveal hidden layers of depth and complexity. The acting was wonderful, emotional and nuanced, with some unforgettable moments (The two leads - Gyllenhaal and Jackman - give their career best performances, but the biggest achievement in my opinion is Paul Dano's). The musical score contributes to a sense of dread, as well as the rich sound design and the chilly color palette of the breathtaking cinematography.

All those parts add up to a rare, gut-wrenching, dark and fascinating masterpiece - the kind that lingers with you long after the credits roll.


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