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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 (Jodie Foster) and her young daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Raoul (Dwight Yoakam) and Junior (Jared Leto) - 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…
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.
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…
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…
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A decent enough thriller with good performances and a definite quality buildup of suspense. The twists and turns that the story takes work perfectly, although in the first hour the several shenanigans the two parties go through in their battle don't ultimately amount to anything. The cinematography can get a bit obnoxious at times, with obvious close-ups and camera movements through the house which draw too much attention to themselves as fancy camera moves / CGi tricks. These sort of things distract from the overall experience, but there is enough left to make for an enjoyable two hours.
For the most part, Panic Room is enjoyable. It has a lot of stupid moments for sure, but for a home invasion movie, it is decent.
i still don't understand why all the robbers didn't have masks to begin with and why the didn't leave when they found out jodie foster was in the room
In between the technically impressive transition shots through key holes and floorboards, there is something more intense to David Fincher's ode to home invasion movies. Where it is a plot that could skid by on brutish men trying to rob a mother and daughter pair, the plot actually is elevated by an interesting mixture of characters. While there's blatant goods and evils in this film, almost everyone of note has a moment of redemption, thus making the villainous feel all the more challenging. From the disagreeing three headed piranha that breaks into the house to the actual survival tactic, this is a very well written thriller. The characters are compelling, the methods from both sides to meet their goal are…
I really wish I liked it more than I did. This is a great story, turned into a kind of weak thriller. It's just not believable. I don't buy that any person would buy a brownstone in NYC with a panic room (The cost of an apartment there alone is astronomical), and to then inexplicably be subject to an armed robbery where they have to use the panic room. Jodie Foster and a young Kristen Stewart give very good performances. The criminals on the other hand, aside from Raoul, weren't in the least bit convincing. Jared Leto is way over the top. Forrest Whitaker literally took me out of the entire film. I cannot take him seriously as a criminal, not even one with a heart. He's too nice of a guy. I appreciate the great direction from David Fincher (I'm certainly a fan of his), but this might be his weakest film for me.
Tense. 15 year old me watched this over and over.
After Fight Club, there was no telling what master David Fincher would do next. He could have made anything. But he decided to make a film about a closed-in-space, surrounded by high tension, & fueled by rich atmosphere.
That film was Panic Room. It told the story of a single mother (Meg) who is raising her 11 year old daughter (Sarah), after having just been through a divorce. She is looking for a place to settle down. A place to start fresh... A place quiet & peaceful.
This place that her & her daughter find is an old, yet attractive, New-York apartment. Its big. Has many rooms & floors. & seems like the perfect place for them. It evens comes with an elevator. A fancy,…
Director: David Fincher (Third film)
As tight as those undersized spanx I shouldn't have tried on for a joke the other day (probably wasn't a joke though, right?), Panic Room is flawlessly designed and executed [mostly] brilliantly. I say mostly brilliantly because what else can you do with a story that involves two characters in a box and three characters not in that box trying to get in that box but cannot get in because that box is made out of fucking steel?
Still a fair bit mind, but like I said, it's a tight little thriller (as tight as my butthole you ask? I doubt you'd ask that but I raised the question regardless) with a really…
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