‘Prisoners’ had a surprise debut at last week’s Telluride Film Festival and the buzz has been steadily brewing. Next up, Prisoners is set to be screened at this weekend’s Toronto International Film Festival.
See what they’re saying so far:
“A spellbinding, sensationally effective thriller with a complex moral center that marks a grand-slam” – Variety
“Superbly crafted” with “outstanding performances.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Add this to the list of strong Oscar contenders. That is, if audiences and Academy members can handle the intensity of this superbly directed and produced film that features career-best performances, for sure, from Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman plus a brilliant supporting cast .” - Deadline
“It’s a brilliant mystery that will be remembered. More than anything, the movie succeeds thanks to Villeneuve’s excellent direction of Guzikowski’s script, and a cast that really gives it their all. Prisoners is a great exercise in telling a compelling story that runs two hours and yet keeps viewers enthralled up until the final second.” - Firstshowing
“A first-rate thriller with a blackened bite… the picture is often graphic and pulls no punches in its disturbing violence.. [and] its unflinching nature gives it a memorable sear that won’t soon be forgotten.” - Indiewire
Check out the latest Prisoners TV Spot and mark your calendars! Prisoners hits theaters September 20th!