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Panic Room


Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam View All


David Koepp (Writer), David Fincher (Director) View All

Release: Mar. 29th, 2002
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.
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Panic Room is definitely one of Fincher's weakest efforts (if not the weakest, though I'm not sure I'd go that far just yet), but it's still a fairly passable thriller that has some alright performances and the Fincher touch, both of which are factors that elevate it beyond its genre trappings.
Panic Room is mild entertainment, don't expect another Fincher film here.
Throughout the movie she shows extraordinary courage and her actions feel true to her character.The movie revolves around the idea of who is in the panic room and who is outside.