Prisoners parents guide


When his daughter and her friend disappear, a desperate Dad (Hugh Jackman) disappointed by the way a police detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) is handling the case, kidnaps the person he suspects is responsible (Paul Dano).

Why is Prisoners rated R? The MPAA rated Prisoners R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Prisoners rated R? Prisoners is rated R by the MPAA for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, with blood and some brutal detail.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details, blood and tissue damage.

- Brief portrayal of suicide with blood and detail.

- Depictions of fighting, beating, torture and shooting.

- Disturbing scenes / adverse psychological impact.

- Gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual references and language.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Brutal Violence, Not Recommended for Children.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Prisoners"

Cast and Crew

Prisoners is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Prisoners movie is December 17, 2013. Here are some details…

Prisoners is coming to home video on December 17, 2013.

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Hugh Jackman plays another character that takes the law into his own hands (should we say steely claws?) in The Wolverine (and X-Men Origins-Wolverine and the X-Men Franchise.) Jake Gyllenhaal investigates strange weather in The Day After Tomorrow. And Paul Dano can be seen in Cowboys and Aliens.

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