Panic Room Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 4843

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 306

Theatrical Release Date: 03/29/2002

Language: English

Genre: Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: David Fincher

Actors: Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Kristen Stewart, Dwight Yoakam, Patrick Bauchau

Plot: Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) is home with her daughter when two men break into their new home looking for money.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/25/2019

"Panic Room" is not just a suspenseful home invasion thriller with stylized direction, but one that's smart enough to remember to make you care about its characters.

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Indyfreak - wrote on 03/29/2019

Suspenseful thriller expertly handled by director David Fincher (Se7en, The Social Network).

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/14/2014

Panic Room may not be David Fincher's best film he did, but the movie does keep you interested from beginning till end.

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If David Fincher directed Home Alone...

MikeInMotion - wrote on 08/01/2012

If your house was broken into during the middle of the night by 3 men, what would you do? Would you call the cops and then hide under the bed? Would you get your loved ones and try to get out of the house and run for your life? Or maybe you might have the courage to get a gun and fight back? Our main characters have none of these options, so they choose the only one they have: hide in the panic room.

Meg Altman is a recently divorced mother of an 11-year old daughter named Sarah who has just bought a brownstone in New York City. The previous owner of the house was a millionaire recluse, whose background isn’t delved into very much. The main thing that intrigues you about the previous owner is their panic room. It is surrounded by concrete steel, has a security system that contains …


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Are you ever totally safe?

MovieAddict - wrote on 02/24/2012

Jodie Foster stars as a divorced mother who, along with her teenage daughter (Kristen Stewart of Twilight), moves into a new house with a state of the art hiding room. Ironically enough, the room comes in handy when a trio of burglars breaks into their new home on the very first night intent on finding a large amount of hidden cash left by the former owner. A simple burglary turns into an exciting cat and mouse game when they learn that the burglars want access to the room. The three criminals who are all stereotypes, the crook with a heart, the unpredictable nut case who joins the team at the last minute and the leader who is actually the weakest scurry about a giant house for an hour and a half while a mom and her daughter watch on video monitors. Foster's daughter has an illness, so …

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"Panic Room" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/02/2012

When thieves break into a New York home they thought would be empty, the occupying woman and her teenage daughter find refuge in the panic room, unaware that it is the target of the intruders' plan. David Fincher had a lot to live up to when he made this film, which makes it all the more perplexing that he chose such a generic and unimaginative script for his follow up to Fight Club. In fact if anything, the directorial flourishes that worked so well in the context of the off-beat idiosyncracies of that film just look out of place and pointless here and despite the slight Hitchcockian vibe it all seems too overly familiar. Jodie Foster gets to showcase her cleavage, spending the whole running time of the film in her underwear, Kristen Stewart has little to do except look sickly and the …

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