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Denis Villeneuve


Hugh Jackman
Jake Gyllenhaal
Viola Davis
Melissa Leo
Paul Dano


2013 Warner Brothers Pictures

Still shot from the movie: Prisoners.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


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).

Content Details

Why Is Prisoners Rated R?

Prisoners is rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Prisoners...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Prisoners.

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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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Violence, Coarse Language.
AB 14A Brutal Violence, Not Recommended for Children.
MB 18A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
QC 13+ Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Prisoners...

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

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Shayla McCabe says: Dec. 13, 2013

I have seen this movie. I would not say this is appropriate at all they say mild sexual context. I would like every parent to know its about two little girls going missing. Its constantly referring to them being violated and possibly murdered. They kidnap a man with a mind of a child and torture him. There is aggressive foul language and a lot of it. I think it is not an appropriate movie for kids and I believe that’s why it’s rated R.

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