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Panic Room /

Rated: R

Starring: Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Kristen Stewart 

Directed by: David Fincher 

Produced by: Gavin Polone, Judy Hofflund, David Koepp, Ceán Chaffin 

Written by: David Koepp, Andrew Kevin Walker, Gavin Polone 

Distributor: Columbia Pictures


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      Leave your doors shut in this house of pandemonium! Jodie Foster stars in the spell-binding thriller Panic Room. Although Panic Room wasn't the absolute best suspense movie I've seen in recent years, it was a great way to spend my afternoon. The ending adds a bizarre twist that only a great writer/director/actor team can capture together.

     Jodie Foster stars as Meg Altman, a recently divorced woman. She and her child, Sarah, move into a
Manhattan home which mysteriously encases a "Panic Room." On their first night staying in this new apartment, everything seemed to be going normally; until it happened. Meg woke up only to see that there were men in the living space! She was forced to quickly grab Sarah and flee to the "Panic Room." As the night grows on, they find that the "Panic Room" encases a huge sum of money, left by the late previous owner. The cash is what the burglars want! While tons of desperate attempts are made by the burglars to get into the full-proof room, Sarah's blood sugar is violently dropping as a result of diabetes. In the end, Meg must rely on the kindness of strangers. If they escape this deadly adventure is for you to find out.

     It was surprising to me that the cinematography in the movie was so well-done. I especially enjoyed a scene where the camera panned down the stairs, and through the kitchen of Meg and Sarah's home. It was extremely intricate work. In some parts of the movie, the camera's view played a crucial part in the film. It was like it was doing the acting and the people were just "there."

     In conclusion, Panic Room is a wonderfully made flick that is definitely worth viewing. If its 108 minutes of action packed, delightful film-making that you're looking for then this film is an excellent choice!


-Danny, Bucket Reviews


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