How far would you go to protect your child?
Keller Dover ( Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect's release.
Knowing his child's life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?
Led by Jackman and Gyllenhaal, Prisoners features an all-star cast, including Maria Bello (Beautiful Boy) as Keller's distraught wife, Grace; Oscar nominees Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow) and Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt) as Franklin and Nancy Birch, whose daughter Joy went missing with the Dovers'; and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) as Alex Jones' Aunt Holly.
Denis Villeneuve, who helmed the Oscar-nominated Foreign Language film Incendies, directs this suspense thriller from an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband).