Lists: Drama, Thriller, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "When his daughter and her friend go missing, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) decides he must take matters into his own hands as Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) and the police pursue multiple leads but come no closer to finding the missing girls. However, as the pressure mounts Keller's desperation increases and he is forced to take the law into his own hands - but just how far will he go to protect his family?"

Overall Ranking: 450 (Rank from 2013: # 16)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 51.72%
Regular 48.28%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Minnesota Man100(full review)
Mikey from The Reviewer.Net97(full review)
Paul Perkins97
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Words of WisTIM96(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews95(full review)
Josh of Classicblanca94(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown93(full review)
Steve Habrat92(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10191(full review)
Angry Vader88(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael88(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread87(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Dave Examines Movies81(full review)
Focused Filmographer Terrance80(full review)
Richard Kirkham80(full review)
MandF Reviews80(full review)
Patrick Devitt80
Greg Eichelberger of Critical Movie Critics80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80(full review)
Nathan Zoebl80 - It may not be revolutionary, but Prisoners is an above-average thriller with strong suspense and characterization. Where Prisoners stumbles is how it brings all this darkness to a close.
(full review)
Bryan Lienesch79 - If nothing else, 'Prisoners' is a shoe-in for darkest film of the year.
Chris of This Is Madness75(full review)
RMMR Daniel Hernandez71 - Strong but bleak film.
(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
David Baruffi70(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin70(full review)

People Involved

  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Detective Loki)
  • Hugh Jackman (Keller Dover)
  • Paul Dano (Alex Jones)
  • Maria Bello (Grace Dover)
  • Melissa Leo (Holly Jones)
  • Viola Davis (Nancy Birch)
  • Terrence Howard (Franklin Birch)
  • Dylan Minnette (Ralph Dover)
  • Zoe Borde (Eliza Birch)
  • Wayne Duvall (Captain Richard OMalley)
  • David Dastmalchian (Bob Taylor)
  • Len Cariou (Father Patrick Dunn)
  • Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Mrs. Milland)
  • (Director)
  • (Director)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Director)

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