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
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
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
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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