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Thursday, September 19, 2013

'Prisoners' satisfies with secrets, lies

“Prisoners” is a mystery told with such skill that just when you think you've figured it out, it finds new blind alleys for us to visit. Well-cast and wonderfully acted, it's a child kidnapping thriller with sorrow, intrigue, psychology and just enough urgency to suck us in more
Atlanta Journal Constitution ( 9/18/2013 8:02:02 PM -08:00 )

Hugh Jackman's role in 'Prisoners' took him beyond the standard thriller
TORONTO - In “Prisoners,” a kidnapping thriller with bruising emotional resonance, Hugh Jackman plays a working-class father who first loses his daughter and then loses himself. The film not only probes the riddle of the girl's disappearance, but also the more
Atlanta Journal Constitution ( 9/18/2013 8:02:02 PM -08:00 )

Defying Labels
Hugh Jackman may spend an inordinate amount of time playing a mutant wolf superhero, but even the Australian actor realises his image is somewhat defanged. Whether it's because he hasn't shied away from musicals, on Broadway and in Les Miserables, more
Khaleej Times ( 9/18/2013 7:10:07 PM -08:00 )

Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal unguarded in 'Prisoners'
They spar and partner up to find two missing girls in the acclaimed thriller. JACKMAN-GYLLENHAAL-jy-2199. Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman co-star in 'Prisoners.' (Photo: Steven Russell for USA TODAY). SHARE 46 CONNECT 14 more
USA TODAY ( 9/18/2013 5:48:17 PM -08:00 )

Jackman offered guest TV hosting spot
Jackman offered guest TV hosting spotJackman offered guest TV hosting spot. Updated: 12:39, Thursday September 19, 2013. Jackman offered guest TV hosting spot. Hugh Jackman has been given a chance to realise his journalism dreams by accepting a guest hosting spot on a US TV show. more
Sky News Australia ( 9/18/2013 4:53:16 PM -08:00 )

Review: A riveting 'Prisoners'
"Prisoners" is many things: A contemplation of the nature of evil. A morality play about how far someone will go to protect loved ones. A complex character study. Most of all, the film is a compelling mystery-thriller, one that's absolutely riveting even at an more
San Jose Mercury News ( 9/18/2013 4:17:35 PM -08:00 )

Prisoners breaks free from standard genre conventions, says stars
TORONTO — It's the little things that break Prisoners out of the standard whodunnit formula, says star Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays a relentless cop on the hunt for two missing girls. The dark thriller centres on a clash between Gyllenhaal's by-the-book officer more
Calgary Herald ( 9/18/2013 3:44:47 PM -08:00 )

Review: 'Prisoners' a gripping, smart revenge saga
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Maria Bello, left, and Hugh The Associated Press This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Maria Bello, left, and Hugh Jackman in a scene from "Prisoners." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures more ( 9/18/2013 2:22:59 PM -08:00 )

Anatomy of a Scene: Video of 'Prisoners'
Rain turns into snow in this scene from the drama “Prisoners,” featuring Hugh Jackman as Keller Dover, whose daughter has gone missing and Jake Gyllenhaal as Loki, the detective on the case. In this video, the director Denis Villeneuve narrates a sequence more
New York Times (blog) ( 9/18/2013 10:28:04 AM -08:00 )

'Prisoners' star Hugh Jackman agrees to co-host TODAY
Hired! TODAY viewers saw it for themselves on Wednesday: Hugh Jackman has agreed to co-host TODAY with Matt Lauer. The pair even shook on it. Unfortunately, it won't be a permanent career change: Jackman has no plans to cast aside his lucrative more ( 9/18/2013 5:39:09 AM -08:00 )

Review: 'Prisoners' Doesn't Just Entertain, It Matters
On its face, Prisoners is an intense, graphic thriller with an elaborate and important commentary on society's failure at every level to address one of the most fundamental moral quandaries of our time. It is also a high-quality piece of Hollywood filmmaking, more
Forbes ( 9/18/2013 5:09:11 AM -08:00 )

'Prisoners' gives Gyllenhaal new freedom
Toronto --. Jake Gyllenhaal has two films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, "Prisoners" and "Enemy," which is not so unusual. Daniel Radcliffe has three movies here, so does Benedict Cumberbatch. What is out of the ordinary is that both of more
San Francisco Chronicle ( 9/17/2013 8:19:05 AM -08:00 )

'Prisoners' satisfies with secrets, lies
. • BRIEFLY: Denis Villeneuve's film, in which two little girls are kidnapped, pushes audiences into some unexpected places. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal are good as the father of one of the girls and a detective searching for them. Not great, but more
Muncie Star Press ( 9/18/2013 11:33:22 PM -08:00 )

Zero Dark Se7en:30
Zero Dark Se7en:30Allegory—and this is a considerable bit of understatement—is a tricky business, and it's only getting trickier all the time. In earlier generations, extended riffs on totalitarian communism (Animal Farm) and the Red Scare (The Crucible) worked on their own more
Missoula Independent ( 9/18/2013 11:09:58 PM -08:00 )

An unspeakable moment leads to horror upon horror for two families in Prisoners.
Two sets of grief-stricken parents, including Viola Davis (left) and Terrance Howard (far right) lose their daughters and much more as Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) searches for the children in Prisoners. more
Monterey County Weekly ( 9/18/2013 11:07:11 PM -08:00 )

'Prisoners' holds us firmly almost start to finish
Desperate parents take matters into their own hands when the police can't find their kidnapped children. B STARS: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Paul Dano. DIRECTOR: Denis Villaneuve. RUNNING TIME: 2 more
Charlotte Observer ( 9/18/2013 8:58:18 PM -08:00 )

'Prisoners' smart and gripping Jackman's work far more complex than popcorn
LOS ANGELES, Sept 18, (RTRS): Hugh Jackman and his upcoming crime thriller “Prisoners” are earning high praise from critics, who hail the picture as smart and gripping. The film centers on a father (Jackman) who holds the man he thinks is responsible for more
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily ( 9/18/2013 8:45:34 PM -08:00 )

The Film Strip: Hugh Jackman Goes to the Dark Side in 'Prisoners' and Takes
You have to be there to experience every nail biting, edge of your seat riveting, and heart wrenching moment Sans special effects, explosions, and T&A, “Prisoners” is a new high in electrifying entertainment. This high-octane vehicle is fueled by not only an more ( 9/18/2013 8:31:36 PM -08:00 )

'Prisoners' Stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal Reach New Psychological
Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the eerie crime thriller 'Prisoners' that reaches new psychological depths. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal are undoubtedly two of the most talented actors in Hollywood today, and their new crime thriller more ( 9/18/2013 8:29:58 PM -08:00 )

Behind the scenes
In "Prisoners," Hugh Jackman plays Keller Dover, a survivalist and father whose young daughter and best friend go missing. How far will he go to find her? Jackman talks about the film. THRILLER. "It is a classic ticking-clock type of suspense thriller that keeps more ( 9/18/2013 8:20:36 PM -08:00 )