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Panic Room (2002)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  29 March 2002 (USA)
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A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.

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Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room. Written by Film_Fan

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It was supposed to be the safest room in the house

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,022,582 (UK) (3 May 2002)

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£8,202,281 (UK) (14 June 2002)
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During the opening credits, the phrase "Face Your Fears" flashes across one of the teletrons. See more »

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When the E.S.U. (Emergency Service Unit) team enters the house and clears the bottom floor officer Keeney calls for a "bus" or ambulance to help Stephen. When E.S.U. are called to a scene an ambulance is automatically dispatched with them, there would be no need for Officer Keeney to call. See more »

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Junior: Any other schoolyard bullshit you wanna settle, or can we get the fuck back to work?
Raoul: Don't you take no tone with me, jerkwad, 'cause I'll shove it up your ass and snap it off.
Junior: You know what? You're a bus driver, *Raoul*! You live in Flatbush! So don't start spouting some Elmore Leonard bullshit you just heard because I saw that movie too.
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What a ride
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having your house broken into is one of the scariest things that could happen. You feel violated and lose that feeling of security. So many films have depicted this event. Few are as frighteningly real as 'Panic Room.' A sort of modern take on a bomb shelter, these are used to keep intruders out. It was only a matter of time before someone made a film involving one. The final product is roller coaster ride of a Thriller you won't soon forget.

Pros: Strong performances. Taut direction. Suspenseful. Great, moody score. Nice cinematography. Perfectly paced. A few really memorable, tension-filled sequences. Some good twists and turns.

Cons: Have to suspend disbelief at times. Characters could have used more fleshing out.

Final thoughts: David Fincher once again proves that he's a force to be reckoned with. The best Thrillers keep up on the edge and surprise us. Thanks to his steady hand and writer David Koepp's suspenseful script, it's far from routine. Want to have your breath taken away? Kick back and sit through this.

My rating: 4/5


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