today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…
It was supposed to be the safest room in the house.
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.
From the director of Se7en & Fight Club, Panic Room arrives as another intensely gripping, nail-biting & edge-of-the-seat experience from David Fincher which further solidifies his position as one of the modern masters of thrillers, and beautifully balances its style with substance to succeed as one of the most captivating, entertaining & satisfying works of Fincher's career.
Set in New York City, the story of Panic Room concerns a recently divorced mother & her 11-year old daughter who purchase a new house which comes equipped with a safe room in case the security is breached. But on the very first night, three burglars break into their house in search for a missing fortune which is present in the very room where the two ladies…
I've never seen a single second of any of the Twilight movies. And I already know Kristen Stewart is 10x better in this, than she was in any of those movies.
I think few people give Panic Room the credit it deserves. The production design is a state-of-the-art masterpiece.
Looking through the background material for this film, it's impossible not to be impressed. For instance, the previsualization process was at the time the most thorough in movie history. Previz can best be described as an animated storyboard, and has never been used to this extent. In fact, with a few omissions in the opening and the end of the film, a complete animated version of the film exists.
The sets were constructed in their entirety at a Los Angeles soundstage («There is no house»). The way these sets are constructed are so meticulously planned that Fincher wore out an entire crew…
Panic Room, even with a multitude of flaws, is massively entertaining. It was one of the last Fincher films that I had to see, and when I found it on Netflix Instant; I happily dove into another dark and dreary Fincher Film.
Panic Room stars Jodie Foster as a separated wife and mother moving into a new house. In their first night spending the night, with many boxes left unpacked, a group of intruders enter; unaware that anyone has moved in.
That's all I'm going to say, because the rest is best left for your discovery. I couldn't imagine seeing this in a packed house on opening weekend, It would've been nuts. Basically, the film is tense. Really, really, REALLY…
You won’t easily find another movie that is equally well shot, yet as average regarding every other aspect. Aesthetically, it is clearly a David Fincher flick, but as a viewer you are awaiting a Fincher-esque surprise to come. But it won’t. Frustrating, especially with all the foreshadowing that is going on here - “that automatically closing steel door is dangerous!” / “oh, but it has laser sensors that will keep it from shutting if something is stuck in-between, but only like twenty centimetres from the floor and the doorpost.” Hmmmm, will something or someone get stuck in-between, because it isn’t interrupting one of the two laser sensors? Will it? It is a bit of a lousy effort for such a brilliant filmmaker and that is noticed in the absence of a real heart to the story.
It has been a while since the last time I laid eyes on Panic Room, and as a Fincher enthusiast I have always deemed it an effective yet lesser piece of his filmography. While this remains true, it is more a compliment to the rest of his work than an insult to this film, because Panic Room is a stylish and flat out entertaining exercise in the importance of utilizing setting and cinematography to build tension.
On the surface, Panic Room really is nothing special, a home invasion film that plays by some predictable rules like using a child to tug at the heartstrings and raise the stakes, a film that features flat and uninspired archetype villain characters, starting with…
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is probably a better film, but I liked this more.
They're both better than The Game though...
The tension in this film really is palpable. One of my favourite Fincher films, with some absolutely incredible camera work.
Watched for the Scavenger Hunt #15 June 2016
As a thriller, this movie is pretty effective. I found myself interested in the different twists of the plot, despite the fact that the dialogue was kinda weak in places. Jodie Foster and the rest gave good performances-- with the exception of Jared Leto, who was over-the-top and almost cartoonish. While the script definitely has its weak spots, it still works as a good, tense thriller. Even the slo-mo technique was well done in this one. Definitely worth watching.
Rasanter Actionthriller der sofort zur Sache kommt, deswegen ist der Film auch sehr kurzweilig und richtig spannend.
Für Genre Fans top, mich hätten ein paar intensive Dialoge jedoch nicht gestört, ansonsten gibt's nichts zu bemängeln auch schauspielerisch sehr gut obwohl die Figuren kaum Tiefe besitzen.
Panic Room is a movie as opposed to a film. A movie is made for an audience and a film is made for both the audience and the filmmakers. I think that The Game is a movie and I think Fight Club's a film. I think that Fight Club is more than the sum of its parts, whereas Panic Room IS the sum of its parts. I didn't look at Panic Room and think, "Wow, this is gonna set the world on fire". These are footnote movies, guilty pleasure movies. Thrillers. Woman-trapped-in-a-house movies. They're not particularly important.
- David Fincher
Who better to listen to advice on how to view a film than its very own director? Indeed, you will…
I LOVE YOU DAVID FINCHER
El guion no da para más y los personajes son estereotipos de manual, pero qué manejo del espacio. Podría quedarme a a vivir en un travelling de Fincher.
Degelijke film, die na 'Hush' gezien te hebben, heel herkenbaar was. Hij is wel lang niet zo huiveringwekkend ofzo, maar toch wel spannend.
Het is lang niet de beste film van David Fincher, maar dat kan ook moeilijk anders, met al die andere toppers die op zijn naam staan.
Ook wel straf dat na een paar productionele problemen (Nicole Kidman viel na 18 draaidagen af na een blesssure op een andere set en DOP Darius Khondji stapte na enkele weken productie op en werd vervangen door Conrad W. Hall) deze film nog tot zo'n goed einde gebracht werd.
Jodie Foster is goed in haar rol, al moet ik steeds een halve film wennen aan haar stem. Kristen Stewart is…
"Hey, all I know about this is what I've seen on TV."
A tense and entertaining if overlong thriller.
Panic Room has a well-written script with a lot of good dialogue. The set is awesome. The performances are quite good.. even Kristen Stewart's, so what the hell happened there? Forest Whitaker isn't annoying for once; it's nice to see him playing a character I can actually like. His appreciation of the irony of the situation is amusing.
Like I said, good thriller, it just feels a little long at times.
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