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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
When Meg starts searching for a "chocolate bar" once Sarah's sugar level drops, Sarah says she had already searched in the box and had found nothing. Yet we clearly see standard U.S. Military M.R.E. (meal ready to eat) packages which include a high sugar ration (in the form of, or in addition to, a dessert with the meal itself and sugar to be used with the included instant coffee), when Sarah was first searching. See more »
[after swallowing a bunch of pills]
All she's got is Nyquill and fucking Midol!
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special thanks to the residents of West 94th Steet, Manhattan See more »
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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