Prisoners

Prisoners

Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.



Original Title: Prisoners
Year: 2013
Countries: United States of America
Category: Drama,Thriller,Crime
Languages: English
Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures,Summit Entertainment,Alcon Entertainment,Madhouse Entertainment,8:38 Productions
Gender: Drama,Thriller,Crime
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392214
Movie Cast:

  • Keller Dover: Hugh Jackman
  • Detective Loki: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Grace Dover: Maria Bello
  • Franklin Birch: Terrence Howard
  • Alex Jones: Paul Dano
  • Nancy Birch: Viola Davis
  • Holly Jones: Melissa Leo
  • Ralph Dover: Dylan Minnette
  • Eliza Birch: Zoë Soul
  • Captain Richard O'Malley: Wayne Duvall
  • Bob Taylor: David Dastmalchian
  • Father Patrick Dunn: Len Cariou
  • Mrs. Milland: Sandra Ellis Lafferty
  • Anna Dover: Erin Gerasimovich
  • Joy Birch: Kyla-Drew
  • Officer Carter: Brad James
  • Officer Wedge: Anthony Reynolds
  • Forensics Guy: Robert C. Treveiler
  • Check Out Girl: Victoria Staley
  • Detective Chemelinski: Todd Truley
  • Desk Sergeant: Brian Daye
  • Police Clerk: Alisa Harris
  • Roger: Robert Mello
  • Sex Offender: Jeff Pope
  • Sex Offender: Rodrick Goins
  • Sex Offender: Mark Drum
  • Chinese Waitress: Lana Yoo
  • Police Station Reporter: Pam Smith
  • Police Station Reporter: Gloria Webber
  • Woman at Vigil: Michelle Keller
  • Newscaster: John Atwood
  • Woman Motorist: Stacy Melich
  • Cop in Hospital: J. Omar Castro
  • Nurse: Jane McNeill

Movie Crew:

  • Camera Operator: Roger Deakins
  • Editor: Joel Cox
  • Sound Effects Editor: Bub Asman
  • Executive Producer: Edward McDonnell
  • Casting: Kerry Barden
  • Costume Design: Renée April
  • Executive Producer: Mark Wahlberg
  • Casting: Paul Schnee
  • Producer: Broderick Johnson
  • Producer: Andrew A. Kosove
  • Unit Production Manager: John H. Starke
  • Producer: Kira Davis
  • Editor: Gary D. Roach
  • Executive Producer: Robyn Meisinger
  • Special Effects Coordinator: David Fletcher
  • Stunt Driver: Gus Williams
  • Production Design: Patrice Vermette
  • Original Music Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Set Dresser: Blake Myers
  • Executive Producer: Stephen Levinson
  • Stunt Driver: Tim Bell
  • ADR Voice Casting: Barbara Harris
  • Stunt Driver: Jay Amor
  • Dolly Grip: Bruce Hamme
  • Casting Associate: Rich Delia
  • Writer: Aaron Guzikowski
  • Co-Producer: Steven P. Wegner
  • Dialogue Editor: Hugo Weng
  • Music Editor: Joseph S. DeBeasi
  • CG Supervisor: Oliver Arnold
  • Key Hair Stylist: Taylor Knight
  • Casting Associate: Allison Estrin
  • Producer: Adam Kolbrenner
  • Stunt Driver: Thirl Haston
  • Art Direction: Paul D. Kelly
  • Second Assistant Accountant: John Weber
  • Propmaker: Pat Patterson
  • Stunt Driver: Max Calder
  • Compositor: Alex Khan
  • Makeup Department Head: Donald Mowat
  • Costume Supervisor: Joulles Wright
  • Stunt Driver: Ian Quinn
  • Stunt Coordinator: Steven Ritzi
  • Foley Artist: Dan O'Connell
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gregg Rudloff
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: John T. Reitz
  • Stunt Double: Andy Dylan
  • Key Costumer: Melanie Mascioli
  • Color Timer: George Chavez
  • Location Manager: Maida N. Morgan
  • Foley Artist: John T. Cucci
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Alan Robert Murray
  • Sound Designer: Tom Ozanich
  • Stunt Driver: Jwaundace Candece
  • Stunt Double: Elizabeth Davidovich
  • Stunts: Raven-Danielle Baker
  • Stunt Driver: Lex D. Geddings
  • Sound Effects Editor: Mark Larry
  • Storyboard Artist: Sam Hudecki
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Lisa Tutunjian
  • Unit Publicist: David Linck
  • Set Designer: Mayumi Konishi-Valentine
  • Dialect Coach: Jess Platt
  • Gaffer: Chris Napolitano
  • Sound Mix Technician: Ryan Murphy
  • Dialogue Editor: Paul Apted
  • Visual Effects Producer: Darin McCormick-Millett
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Loan Phan
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Phillip Feiner
  • CG Supervisor: Pavel Pranevsky
  • Construction Coordinator: Curtis Crowe
  • Animation Supervisor: Pimentel A. Raphael
  • Hair Department Head: Peter Tothpal
  • Key Hair Stylist: Vincent Gideon
  • Leadman: Dan Post
  • Electrician: Mike Tyson
  • Transportation Coordinator: Keith N. Collis
  • ADR Recordist: Ryan Young
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jason King
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Kevin Murray
  • Assistant Art Director: Justin O'Neal Miller
  • Set Designer: E. Aaron Linker
  • Still Photographer: Wilson Webb
  • Compositor: Joey Sila
  • Script Supervisor: Gail Hunter
  • Dialogue Editor: Katy Wood
  • Makeup Artist: Pamela S. Westmore
  • First Assistant Director: Donald Sparks
  • Seamstress: Cylinda Nesmith Davison
  • Music Supervisor: Deva Anderson
  • Rigging Gaffer: Kevin J. Lang
  • Visual Effects Editor: Nathan Godley
  • Stunt Driver: Robert Nagle
  • Stunts: Christian J. Fletcher
  • Stunts: Bob Fisher
  • Foley Editor: Christopher Flick
  • Assistant Property Master: Beth Morris
  • Sound mixer: Mary H. Ellis
  • First Assistant "B" Camera: Lee Blasingame
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Margaret Robbs
  • Propmaker: Rick Fields
  • Set Decoration: Frank Galline
  • Unit Production Manager: Gregor Wilson
  • Steadicam Operator: Bela Trutz
  • Foley Mixer: James Ashwill
  • 24 Frame Playback: Greg Morse
  • Stunt Double: Erik Schultz
  • Key Hair Stylist: Elizabeth Robinson
  • First Assistant "A" Camera: Andy Harris
  • Key Grip: Mitchell Andrew Lillian
  • Key Makeup Artist: Amber Crowe
  • Casting Assistant: Adam Richards
  • Stunt Double: Kurt Hockenberry
  • Property Master: Shawn M. Gray
  • Stunt Driver: Allan Padelford
  • Boom Operator: James Peterson
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Mirela Rupic
  • Propmaker: Jeffrey Harris
  • Stunts: Jermaine Holt
  • Rigging Grip: Chris Lumpkin
  • Dolly Grip: Darryl Humber
  • Animal Wrangler: Greg Tresan
  • Textile Artist: Keith Hudson
  • Costumer: Dustin Angus
  • 2D Supervisor: Alexandre Cancado
  • Second Assistant Director: Karen Davis
  • Costumer: Barnaby Smith
  • Graphic Designer: Derrick Kardos
  • Second Assistant "A" Camera: Hugh Braselton
  • Studio Teacher: Stephanie Fowler Adams
  • Stunt Driver: Sarah Reagin
  • Foley Mixer: Richard Duarte
  • Animation: Elaine Wu
  • Animation: Marcos Romero
  • ADR Mixer: Thomas J. O'Connell
  • Art Department Coordinator: Jaclyn Behringer
  • Foley Mixer: John Guentner
  • Sequence Supervisor: H Haden Hammond
  • Textile Artist: Esther Marquis
  • Digital Colorist: Mitch Paulson
  • Concept Artist: Loic Zimmermann
  • Compositor: Tom Lamb
  • Best Boy Grip: Paul Candrilli
  • Travel Coordinator: Kelli Parsons
  • Rigging Grip: Zachary Saville
  • Grip: Patrick D. Fields
  • Seamstress: Diane J. Harriday
  • Visual Effects Producer: Tony Meagher
  • Generator Operator: Reid Andrews
  • Stunt Driver: Trent Brya
  • Rigging Grip: Craig R. Owens
  • Digital Compositor: Katryna Shattuck
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Joshua Gollish
  • Post Production Accountant: Chad Clark
  • Key Rigging Grip: Jeff Kluttz
  • Compositor: James Waterson
  • Art Department Production Assistant: Steven Tolbert
  • Assistant Property Master: Eliot Levin
  • Construction Buyer: Nichola Lafferty
  • Construction Foreman: Steven J. Vana
  • Greensman: Larry Scott
  • Painter: Michael C. Brown
  • Painter: Jeremy Frick
  • Propmaker: Julia Hill
  • Propmaker: James McMillion
  • Propmaker: Dan Mott
  • Propmaker: Christopher Seth Roesch
  • Set Dresser: Deborah Croswell
  • Set Dresser: Ky Hoang Nguyen
  • Camera Loader: Ryan Abrams
  • Electrician: Dirk Jenkins
  • Electrician: Shane McGeehin
  • Electrician: Steve Sudge
  • Electrician: Catherine Cravens
  • Electrician: Tom Burke
  • Grip: Sunny Lee
  • Grip: Jimmy Hendrix
  • Libra Head Technician: Michael Howell
  • Rigging Grip: Justyn Plath
  • Costumer: Raiyonda Vereen
  • Costumer: Anna Bourne
  • Casting Assistant: Edie Allen
  • Casting Assistant: Kendra Holloway
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Taylor Mosbey
  • Compositor: Timothy Fleur
  • Compositor: Chris Fung
  • Compositor: Jennifer Gutierrez
  • Compositor: Satoshi Harada
  • Compositor: Sonia Yu
  • Compositor: Roy Chang
  • Digital Intermediate: Lesley Hull Nicolucci
  • Editorial Production Assistant: Daniel Guerrero
  • Editorial Production Assistant: Lily Sassone
  • Assistant Location Manager: Dodd Vickers
  • Assistant Location Manager: David Latham
  • Location Assistant: Mary Louise Freeman
  • Location Assistant: David Luse
  • Location Coordinator: Haley Billue
  • Armorer: Derrick Vener
  • Craft Service: Stephanie Beman
  • First Assistant Accountant: Jim Dunlap
  • Post Production Coordinator: Christina Kremer
  • Production Accountant: Anne Wilson
  • Production Controller: Michael James 'Scotty' Scott
  • Production Secretary: Stephanie Fraser
  • Set Medic: Stan Swofford
  • Set Production Assistant: Angel Cook
  • Set Production Assistant: Brandon Folsom
  • Set Production Assistant: Freddy Turner
  • Set Production Assistant: Jacob D. Garrison
  • Set Production Assistant: Jason J. Scott
  • Stunt Driver: Brent Bernhard
  • Stunt Driver: David M. Morizot
  • Stunt Double: JoAnn Bernat
  • Stunt Double: Justin T. Woods
  • Stunt Driver: Ashley Rae Trisler
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Michael Saunders

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    7 Review

  1. Andres Gomez dice:

    Really intense and well done thriller. One of the few in the last years with great performances by Jackman, Gyllenhaal and Dano.

    It also has some content to chew. I really enjoyed watching it.

  2. Gimly dice:

    Certainly Villenueve's most accessible film, but still a very good one.

    Final rating:★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time.

  3. StbMDB dice:

    What a powerful film and what a great acting. I just couldn't help rewinding various scenes throughout, especially when Jackman's character showed anger and frustration for either his child being abducted or having what he thought was the culprit being tortured, although getting nowhere. Definitely a must for Mystery/Drama.

    8/10

  4. premierexxi dice:

    MUST SEE MOVIES BEFORE YOU DIE,
    another masterpiece by Hugh Jackman, surprising plot-twist!!

  5. John Chard dice:

    Be prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.

    Prisoners is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski. It stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terence Howard, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. Music is by Jóhann Jóhannsson and cinematography by Roger Deakins.

    When Keller Dover's (Jackman) daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands...

    At first glance of the plot synopis, one could be forgiven for thinking this is yet another revenge thriller filled out by police procedural side-bars. How pleasant to find that Prisoners has more to offer than a simple who is the criminal? And just how far will a vengeful father go to satiate his grief?.

    Prisoners is such an apt title because all the main players here are trapped by either mental fragility or victims of their innocence, guilt or chaotic impulses. It's a multi stranded character piece that poses many questions, while of course it has a big mystery element. The narrative features a whole host of clues that might be something, or not, unanswered questions dangle throughout until the finale reveals thge edgy secrets.

    It's safe to say that the themes at work here are dark and upsetting, with the core abduction thread siddling up against horredous back stories, torture and religious mania. Gruzikowski's screenplay is quality, mesmerising even, there's no lazy filler or extranous sequences, even as the jigsaw pieces are put together in the last quarter, you may find yourself wondering how you missed something so simple?.

    This was Villeneuve's first English language picture, and it's not hard to see why he was highly touted as one of the next big director beings - his output that followed subsequently bears this out. His control of mood and pacing is superb, his garnering of high quality perfs from his cast (notably Jackman and Gyllenhaal) is impressive, and his teaming with the great Deakins is a match made in photographic heaven.

    This is adult film making, a thriller designed to illicit emotional responses from the audience. Relentless and powerful, a troubling examination of the human conditioning in various guises - and we are witnesses. 9/10

  6. mooney240 dice:

    **This heavy film is not for everyone but for those that enjoy suspenseful crime cinema, this is one of the absolute best.**

    A crime thriller that brilliantly manages its slow pace to create the same dread the characters feel in the hearts of the audience. Every passing second steals the parents' hope away that they could ever find their children alive. Everything about this movie emphasizes the story's emotion, from the acting and muted color tones to the sets and directing.

  7. JPRetana dice:

    Prisoners is a carefully constructed labyrinth, deceptively simple and very clever. The material was nothing new even when the film was released, but director Denis Villeneuve (pre-Dune) and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski work a few unexpected twists and turns into their maze to keep us on our toes. The key element, however, is Hugh Jackman’s career-best performance as Keller Dover, a father whose patience for police work quickly runs thin when Detective Loki (the always effective Jake Gyllenhaal) fails to find Dover’s kidnapped little daughter.

    It will surprise no one that Dover decides to take the law into his own hands, recruiting Franklin Birch (Terrence Howard), his best friend whose daughter has also gone missing, to kidnap the only suspect – whom the police has ruled out for the moment –, take him to an abandoned house, and beat a confession out of him. This is par for the course in the movies, but is it realistic? Can a father, however desperate he may be, really go from zero to psycho in no time flat?

    The film makes this transition 50% more believable by making the character a committed survivalist, meaning that he was halfway there all along. And even if we still found it hard to believe, Jackman would just browbeat us into believing it with a sadistic, ballistic, animalistic skin-shedding, raw nerve-baring performance wherein he doesn't just go berserk; he goes full on Beserker.

    In some twisted way, all this makes sense; the antagonist or antagonists are just as crazy as Dover, if not more: making children disappear is their way of “making war with God”. With that in mind, who better than a monster to find a monster? Dover may not in fact be too far off either, or is he? In one of those twists I mentioned, the movie toys with the Law of Economy of Characters by casting Paul Dano as the mentally challenged man on whom Dover’s suspicions (and fists, among other objects) fall.

    Gyllenhaal’s work is as strong Jackman’s, but more subtle and nuanced; he gives his Loki an eye tic which lets us know that, although he has solved all his cases, and belying his usual calm and collected demeanor, he has not gotten to where he is without some traumas of his own.

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