Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Engrossing revenge thriller is very violent and intense.

R 2013 146 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 15+

Disturbing, Gripping Thriller has Violence

Prisoners is a very intense and disturbing film about a man who will go to extreme measures to find his supposedly kidnapped daughter. Violence : 4/5 There isn’t a lot of violence but when it happens it’s extremely disturbing and at times can be bloody. A man is beaten to the point of extreme swelling on his face. A man is tortured by being confined to a tiny area with a shower where water either comes freezing cold or burning hot, very disturbing. A man shoots him self in the head, large blood spurt. A man is shot in the side of the head, small blood spurt. Elderly woman shot and killed. Language : 4/5 Around 50 F-words and about 30 milder profanitys’. Drinking, drugs and smoking : 2/5 A man gets drunk and drinks frequently. Many empty alcoholic bottles. A priest is seen drunk, passed out on the floor.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

Great movie!!

This is a really good movie! With some great actors!! Highly recommended

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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