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fonz's avatar


I slept on this when it came out 3 years ago, choosing to ignore because the story didn't interest me and the ending was spoiled for me. After watching a few of Denis Villeneuve's other projects, I was far more curious to check out. And I was enraptured from frame one. If only I knew Roger Deakins was lensing every shot, I would have rushed to the theater right away. It helps that the film is well acted and well paced with not a wasted frame. Perhaps this is the way it should be, by focusing less on the central mystery, I was able to hone in on the brilliant performances in front and behind the camera.
7 years 8 months ago
MattVannieuwen's avatar


Excellent atmosphere. Brilliant cast. Loved it.
10 years 4 months ago
latautuu's avatar


A truly great thriller, haven't seen one of those in a while! Amazing acting and the plot was just unpredictable enough to keep it interesting without getting confusing. All the creepiness reminded me of Se7en, which is always a compliment.
10 years 4 months ago
OMERFT's avatar


Pray for the best,prepare for the worst.Prisoners is one of the extremely perfect movies I've ever watched in last few years.
10 years 6 months ago
imDaaana's avatar


Wow! What a great film. If you like crazy twisty thoughtful creepy movies you must see it.. Seriously great!
One of the best things about Prisoners is that it's haunting even days after you see it. What an amazing film.
10 years 8 months ago
dantheman89's avatar


This one is a bit of a head scratcher...

on the pro side:
1) the much cited atmosphere. I'm just a sucker for that bleak, lower middle-class rural America getup
2) the acting - Gyllenhaal and Jackman
3) the writing - surprisingly captivating and tense

the cons:
1) (minor con) the run time - for what they have 2.5 hours is too much. Could've easily been condensed and would have been better for it.
2) The ending - Even though the twist was pretty predictable halfway through I didn't expect a "happy ending", which sort of didn't go with the flavor of the rest. On the other hand I can't think of a way to make a depressing ending for this that fits either...
3) Was it just me or did they try somewhat hard to shoe-horn some anti-atheism in there? The good people keep praying while the bad ones "wage a war on god" due to some prior trauma?

overall not sad I saw it - 5.5/10
6 years 1 month ago
danisanna's avatar


Great performances!
6 years 6 months ago
L MuMu's avatar

L MuMu

Good movie! Attracted my attention from the beginning to the end.
7 years 6 months ago
Jay AK's avatar

Jay AK

this is one of the best thriller mystery movies ever. the story is just great and suspense is everywhere.
7 years 12 months ago
MrsBlaileen's avatar


Watching this movie was emotionally exhausting, and at times I felt physically ill. I mean this as praise. The tense bleakness of the plot and great performances made me feel the real horror of the situation, in addition to interest in the mystery.
8 years 5 months ago
maxdbn's avatar


Enjoyed it very much! Great in every aspect.
9 years 11 months ago
devilsadvocado's avatar


Exceptional work by filmmakers and cast. A Mystic River-kind of movie with a more realistic execution. Excuse me while I go watch Incendies now.
10 years 6 months ago
Dennisvaniersel's avatar


Simply amazing.
10 years 6 months ago
apetree83's avatar


Good movie but not a great film by any means. Very poor character and plot development. I had so many questions 45 mins into the film and even more, once it ended.
3 years 4 months ago
lucafilm's avatar


I don't think this is a great movie, acting is mediocre and the story itself quite predictable. All though direction is somewhat good so i would recommend to have a look once but that's it
3 years 7 months ago

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