• Released
  • June 7, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 20 min
  • Action/Adventure
The Prey (La Proie) Synopsis
Franck breaks out of prison to protect his family from a serial killer he met behind bars.
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
For moviegoers who prefer cheeky wit, down-and-dirty mayhem and grown-up suspense in their air-conditioned escapism, The Prey deserves to...
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The Prey doesn't have the obsessive pull of a great thriller, as it's undeniably an impersonal toy, but it's a hell of a toy.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Okay, The Prey is ridiculous hokum that proves the French can make overwrought Hollywood thrillers with the same indefatigable energy and...
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
It doesn’t aspire to art-house significance, just to white-knuckled entertainment.
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Village Voice

If the thrills it yields are expected ones, the pleasure in the formula remains.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The script unfurls too many obvious setups, but director Eric Valette is smart enough to rely on his most authentic effect — Dupontel’s...
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
The closer we get to a climax (and the more that absurd reversals keep getting piled on), the less effective Dupontel’s brutish charisma is...
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Time Out London

Franck’s survival and investigation techniques are glossed over in favour of convenient coincidences and sensationalist set-pieces: this...
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Total Film

By Tom Dawson
Sweeping landscape shots and the reliable presence of Sergi López, here playing a scarred private investigator, can’t distract from the...
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The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Director, Eric Valette, is an exuberant market-stall trader, hawking knock-off ingredients.
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Great French Action Movie

By The_Separator
The Prey is a classic revenge story that totally rocks. After Franc kicks the asses of three guys at once, escapes from prison, and finds his wife murdered and his daughter kidnapped, He sets out for...


By 123747

By theater_mind
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent....

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Rated R | For Violence and language