Best movie I've seen in years.... This movie was an incredible find. Prisoners is the kind of title that makes me shy away from seeing a movie like this in the first place in that I very rarely will see a film that I assume is about the law or prisons. The Shawshank Redemption is the only one that comes to mind. Writers and producers need to consider this in the future when deciding on a name for a film, as I imagine that many women like myself ( middle-class and a mother ) feel much as I do. I wish that I had given this movie the support it deserved when it was in theaters. Not only was the subject matter both morally and emotionally weighty, but it supported the immense performances that actors like Jackman and Gyllenhaal both are capable of giving.
Well acted movie is not for everyone. This movie has great performances across the board. It is well written with a good but disturbing story. Not for everyone but it is a good movie
Riveting! Disturbing subject matter, but extremely relevant. Excellent acting. If you like movies that keep you on the edge of your seat, this is the one. Loved the ambiguous ending.
Great Plot! Great Movie! A Must See! This movie was interesting from beginning to end. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal made this movie so much better than it should have been. The ending was abrupt, but at least I could imagine what might have happened next. If you're a fan of mystery and suspense this is a good one to watch.
Unforgettable It's a excellent performance, and was more thrilling than anything else drama or horror, and gave an amazing twist unlike any other.
Very good Well done. Great acting, good story. The ending is abrupt, it is well worth the watch.
Cast and credits
Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski, played by George Clooney. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Negulesco and noir - a heady brew. Jean Negulesco proved his stunning noir debut The Mask of Dimitrios was no fluke by following up with an astonishing run of film noir classics, starting with the war noir intrigue and romance of The Conspirators. Hedy Lamarr (The Heavenly Body) headlines a cast of Casablanca veterans (Paul Henreid and "The Masters of Mystery," Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre) as the mysterious Irene Von Mohr, whose secrets lie at the heart of wartime Lisbon's underworld and underground.
After committing an act of sabotage against the Nazis, Vincent Van Der Lyn (Henreid) escapes from the Netherlands to neutral Portugal, where he enlists in the underground resistance under the leadership of Ricardo Quintanilla (Greenstreet). Tasked by Quitanilla with uncovering a traitor, Vincent soon finds himself being fitted for a frame while falling for the secretive Irene. And the Nazis are closing in...
Academy Award winners Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington star in this thriller about a young law student whose theory about the recent deaths of two Supreme Court justices embroils her in a web of greed, corruption and murder that reaches to the very top of the United States government.
In the tradition of classic Agatha Christie novels, Miss Pinkerton is a delicious whodunit from the pre-code era. Nurse Adams (Blondell) is a private duty nurse sent to the Mitchell house to care for Julia Mitchell, who is in shock after discovering the body of her nephew Herbert Wynne. Adams' supervisor informs her that she will be working undercover for the police, as they suspect Wynne was murdered. Lead inspector Patten (George Brent) thinks Wynne was murdered by someone he knew, but when Patten finds out the victim took out a life insurance policy, he changes his mind and decides that Wynne committed suicide. But all is not what it seems. Nurse Adams sees a mysterious stranger creeping around, accusations fly and the body count mounts. Will Nurse Adams be able to help solve the case? Or will she be the next victim?
When Nick Larson's perfect life is turned upside down by a car accident, he discovers that a brain tumor could allow him to change the past by reflecting at relevant pictures. One year later, Nick finds that he can travel in time and tries to fix the past, with tragic consequences for the future.
Jean Negulesco continues his classic run of forties film noirs with this tale of a con artist who falls for the mark he is trying to fleece. The great John Garfield commands the screen as grifter Nick Blake, who returns to New York after the war, only to find heartache and betrayal. Heading west, Nick hooks up with fellow con men Pop (Walter Brennan) and Doc (George Coulouris), who need a Romeo to sweep recently widowed Gladys Halvorsen (Geraldine Fitzgerald) off her feet and out of her sizable inheritance. But it's Nick who starts falling, and now that he wants out of the scam, will that fall turn into a dive? Or will Gladys pay the price for Nick's change of heart?
Garfield is his usual astonishing self, it's Fitzgerald who proves a revelation, as she stabs at the heart of noir's darkness by perfectly impersonating pure innocence. Faye Emerson plays the fatale, as Nick's sultry ex.
Superstar Harrison Ford ("Clear and Present Danger," "The Fugitive") stars in this boxoffice winning thriller ($86,000,000!) based on the best-selling novel by Scott Turow. Ford is a prosecuting attorney who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a beautiful colleague with whom he had been having a torrid extramarital affair. As the investigation unravels, the system of justice to which he once committed himself threatens to destroy his career, family and even his life. Jeffrey Lyons of "Sneak Previews" calls this a "first-rate thriller." Directed by Alan J. Pakula ("Sophie's Choice," "All the President's Men") and co-starring Brian Dennehy ("Cocoon"), Bonnie Bedelia ("Die Hard," "Die Hard 2"), Golden Globe-winner Raul Julia ("The Addams Family," "Kiss of the Spider Woman") and Greta Scacchi ("The Player," "White Mischief"). WWOR-TV raves: "murder, sex, suspense, surprises...sensational!"
Based on real events, the Academy-Award winner, dramatic thriller "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis. The extended edition now comes with 9 minutes of extra runtime. New to Argo are the 6 never-before released, carefully crafted extra features, with combined runtime of 60 minutes.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, Doubt is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama with riveting performances from Meryl Streep, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis that will have you pinned to the edge of your seat. Sister Aloysius Beauvier(Streep), the rigid and fear-inspiring principal of the Saint Nicholas Church School, suffers an extreme dislike for the progressive and popular parish priest Father Flynn(Hoffman). Looking for wrongdoing in every corner, Sister Aloysius believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin when she fears Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled boy. But without proof, the only thing certain is doubt.
If you could commit any crime without consequences, what would you do? From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister, comes an inventive thriller that dares you to survive the most dangerous night in America -- The Purge -- when all crime is legal for 12 hours. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. (Original Title - The Purge)
From Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) comes this suspenseful and provocative tale of intrigue starring Channing Tatum, Academy Award-nominees Rooney Mara and Jude Law, and Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones. After her husband (Channing Tatum) is released from prison, Emily (Rooney Mara) begins suffering from terrifying anxiety and turns to psychiatrist Dr. Banks (Jude Law) for help. But when Banks prescribes an experimental drug for her, the side effects have chilling and deadly consequences. Full of unexpected twists, Side Effects is the sexy psychological thriller that critics are calling "wildly unpredictable!" (Marlow Stern, Newsweek)
Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in this epic, riveting crime drama about the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. Luke (Ryan Gosling) gives up his job as a motorcycle stunt performer in order to provide for his new family. Avery (Bradley Cooper), an ambitious rookie cop, struggles to make his way in a corrupt police department. Their two worlds collide when Luke takes part in a string of bank robberies and the consequences of their shocking confrontation will reverberate into the next generation. From the acclaimed director of Blue Valentine and co starring Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta, this engaging and powerful thrill ride has critics raving, "5 Stars! The Place Beyond the Pines is huge in its ambition, huge in its achievement!" (Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle)