Prisoners [Movie Review]

Prisoners [Movie Review] | While waiting for breaking fast, I searched for movies that received great reviews on IMDB  and this one came up, among many others.

My mind was made up when I saw the cast list. 

Prisoners, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle


Prisoners (2013) Trivia
  • Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Produced by: Broderick Johnson, Kira Davis, Andrew A. Kosove, Adam Kolbrenner
  • Production companies: Alcon Entertainment, 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures, Summit Entertainment
  • Release date: August 30, 2013
  • Running time: 153 minutes
  • Rating: R (for disturbing violent content including torture and language throughout)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $46 million
  • Box-office: $122.1 million
  • Tomatometer: 81%
  • Metascore: 70%
  • IMDb: 8.1/10
  • Jack was casted for the role without any audition as Denis had a great time doing Enemy (2031).
  • The original cut of the film was three hours. 
Prisoners, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

The movie starts with the Dovers visiting the Birch's for Thanksgiving. While waiting for the parents setting up the dinner, the four children went out for a walk in their neighbourhood. Anna and Joy wanted to play on a parked RV but Ralph, Anna's brother told them that dinner is almost ready. All four of them went back to the house. 

After dinner, the two little girls, Joy and Eliza, requested to go back to the Dover's as Anna wants Joy to help her finding her red whistle. 

When the two didn't show up quite some time later, the whole family went to look for the girls everywhere but they were nowhere to be found. A police report was lodged and Ralph mentioned about the parked RV. 

Prisoners, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

Detective Loki answers to a police call that an RV matching the description is parked at the edge of woods and arrests Alex, the man inside the RV. Later, during investigation, Loki realises that Alex's low IQ might prevents him from planning a kidnapping.

Loki starts going through the list of sex offenders in the area and found a corpse in the house of Father Dunn. Father Dunn admits to killing  the man after he confessed to murdering 16 children.

With no evidence that Alex is the kidnapper, the police has to release him to his aunt, Holly. Keller Dover, Anna's father assaults Alex as he believes that Alex is guilty. Then Keller hears Alex whispers 'they didn't cry until I left them' before Holly takes Alex home. 

Prisoners, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle
Prisoners, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

Convinced that Alex is the perpetrator, Keller kidnaps Alex. Along with the reluctant Franklin, Joy's father, Keller begins to torture Alex. 

During a vigil for the girls, Loki approaches a suspicious looking man who flees. 

Meanwhile, Loki is also suspicious of Keller's whereabout and starts to tail him. 

Based on Loki's description that was shared with the public, he managed to track down the suspicious man at the vigil, Taylor. Taylor confesses to abduct the girls and starts drawing a maze when questions about their whereabouts, before killing himself with a gun he snatched from a policeman.  

Will they be able to rescue the two girls?

Prisoners, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle


Plot: 4.8/ 5.0 This movie is so intense that I find myself praying that they will be able to rescue the girls. At one point, I even suspect that Keller is a bipolar patient with multiple identity disorder that kidnaps the girls without he himself knowing. 

But I was wrong. And I was surprised to know the real perpetrator. 

Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 The performance was marvellous - a great job everyone!

Will I watch it again: Yes, I will. 

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. Hugh Jackman ada mesti movie ni best ni. Nampak movie ni mendebarkan ni sebab nak tau siapa yang kidnap budak2. Cite mat salleh ni kadang2 yang nampak baik tu yang kidnap bukan yang muka nampak jahat.

  2. Wuwuwuwuuw terus akak cari cerita ni. Hahaha. Sebab kalau Rawlins review. Mesti best. Malam raya tengok filem ni sambil masak. Kikiki.

  3. Kisah penculikan budak ke.. Pergh mesti best ni. Nak tau siapa yang culik dan apa jadi dekt budk2 tu. Risau bila kes budak2 hilang macam ni.

  4. jalan cerita macam best je. cuti raya ni boleh marathon layan movie

  5. Kisah penculikan menarik ni. Plot 4.8 dari rawlins maksudnya memang best la cerita ni.Boleh la tengok nanti

  6. Seriously rindu nak tengok hasil kerja Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal... kalau diorang yang berlakon, memang best la cerita tu selalunya... plot penceritaan nampak menarik dan dah terasa thrillnya tu... nak layanlah movie ni esok... ye, esok masih lagi cuti raya... yihaaaa...

  7. Aduii suspicious betul jalan cerita filem ni.. nak kena tengok juga la to find out the ending of this movie.. (Y)

  8. Movie Hugh Jackman memang win! Marsha memang peminat Hugh Jackman ni. Jalan cerita pun menarik

  9. aku suka jenis cerita suspen mcm ni... nampak menarik walaupun jalan cerita agak slow... tapi nampak best :-)

  10. Bagus ko share ni ni Rawlins, tengah cuti ni no idea nak tengok filem apa../ ni boleh laaa layan kang dengan anak-anak..

  11. Barisan pelakon yang hebat mesti sebuah cerita yang hebat juga walaupun banyak sembang-sembang hehehe tapi ada adegan mendebarkan dan juga lawan-lawan ni cerita pasal penculikan kanak-kanak ker kurang pasti lak kita nanti kasi kita tonton sama tau lins...

  12. Thanks for sharing this intense movie. I will save the title for my to watch list over the weekend.

  13. nampak menariklah cerita nie Rawlins, bolehlah masuk dalam list. Nanti kalau free boleh tengok. Thanks for the review


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