Prisoners (2013, United States)

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Prisoners  2013 mystery movie

Running time: 150 minutes

Language: English

Another tranquil weekend in small American town is torn apart by news that two young girls have disappeared. They returned home to get the whistle, but were never reached the house. On that day the old camper was seen standing on the street where they have disappeared. The police quickly begins the search for the girls and the camper. In pouring rain Detective Loki have found the car parked near the gas station with a man inside, but during the arrest he tries to escape and drives into trees. When he is taken to police station it turns out that he is retarded and CSI team can’t find any traces of the girls inside the camper. Keller Dover, father of one of the girls, is putting pressure on detective to do something more. Loki decides to check on the sexual offenders in the area and by accident discovers a body of a man. The body is found in the cellar of the house owned by a priest, it seems that the victim was gagged, tied to a chair and left to die. When the priest sobers up he tells Loki that the man in the cellar has confessed to him that he kidnapped 16 children using his camper and killed them. This sounds like a solid lead for detective Loki, but the man is dead for a long time.

Interesting crime mystery movie focusing on the impact of abduction of two young girls on the families and the policemen. With each piece of the riddle detective Loki unfolds he stumbles on another one. The plot has some weak points, but overall it is well written and very well filmed mystery movie.

Do you like brain-teasers?

Our rating

6.8 / 10

Movie value

7 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5

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Creators of Prisoners

Denis Villeneuve films

Denis Villeneuve


Aaron Guzikowski films

Aaron Guzikowski


Cast of Prisoners

Jake Gyllenhaal films

Jake Gyllenhaal

as Detective Loki

Hugh Jackman films

Hugh Jackman

as Keller Dover

Maria Bello films

Maria Bello

as Grace Dover

Terrence Howard films

Terrence Howard

as Franklin Birch

Viola Davis films

Viola Davis

as Nancy Birch

Paul Dano films

Paul Dano

as Alex Jones

Melissa Leo films

Melissa Leo

as Holly Jones

Wayne Duvall films

Wayne Duvall

as Captain Richard O’Malley

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