Prisoners (2013): One of the best thrillers in the last couple of years!

What is it about?

Dover (Hugh Jackman) is freaked out because his daughter and her friend disappeared almost without a trace. There is very little evidence of what happened to them. The only real trace is an RV that was seen earlier that day. The detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) that’s on the case manages to find the owner of RV, but all of the evidence pointing to him is circumstantial at best. The RV owner is weird as hell, and you just want to punch him in the face right away, but there just aren’t enough evidence. So the lead detective lets him go and starts looking for other suspects.

But Dover doesn’t let go. Not him. Desperate beyond and above in his search for his daughter, Dover does things that are not exactly legal or moral.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

You should not. It’s a very grim movie with a solid amount of violence.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

No. It’s way too dark and unsettling to a be a good date movie.

  • For what age and gender is it intended?

For everyone who is older than 15 and wants to see a first-class thriller.

 What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

No. It’s really not funny.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?

Well, the plot is rather easy to follow, even though there is a decent amount of twists so if you don’t watch carefully, you might get lost in the process.

  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

Yes. Never be a weirdo who drives an RW near Hugh Jackman’s house because he will fuck you up.

  • Is it based on something?


It’s an excellent thriller and definitely a must-see!

Similar movies like “Prisoners”?

Secret in Their Eyes, “L.A. Confidential”, “Memoirs of a Murder”.

Judgment time!

“Prisoners” is definitely among the best thrillers I have ever seen. The story is dark and grim. It really creates a superb atmosphere with characters that are so deep, you’ll drown in them. If you swim deep enough, you might even find Adele drinking tea and eating biscuits.

The story is very well written and really not something you get to see in just any movie. It’s great to see a movie that doesn’t just focus on getting good actors and fancy special effects while the script is a generic piece of shit with just slight adjustments so it’s not a complete plagiarism. The story in “Prisoners” is actually the strongest part of the movie. You just can’t guess (at least I couldn’t) who did it and what the hell is going on until the very last couple of scenes. And that’s all I want from a thriller. In my book, “Prisoners” get 10/10.


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