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Panic Room (2002)

R  |   |  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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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,056,751 (USA) (29 March 2002)

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£8,202,281 (UK) (14 June 2002)
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Andrew Kevin Walker:  screenwriter of Se7en (1995) as the sleepy neighbor. See more »

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Sarah, a diabetic starts seizing while in the panic room due to low amounts of blood sugar. Even if Sarah was a type one diabetic, her body would not go into ketogenic shock so rapidly while in the panic room. She did not expel enough energy in the time she ate dinner that night, to the time they became locked in the panic room for this to occur. She had to have had some other serious condition for her body to seize that quickly into the night. If she was going into ketogenic shock, her body would have expelled large amount of ammonia that would have also intoxicated her mother. See more »

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Raoul: This kid has seen my face.
Burnham: Yeah, well, that's not my problem.
Raoul: Yeah it is. You're here with me. You're on the hook too.
Raoul: [Raoul looks at Sarah] Do one. Same price for the rest.
Burnham: Stay the fuck away from me.
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Simple Tight Movie
24 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Director David Fincher lays out a tight simple thriller. It takes place all in and around the house. Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) is recently divorced and buying a house in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It has a panic room. On their first night in the house, they get invaded by three criminals (Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto) intend on getting something from the previous owner left in the panic room. Only Meg and her daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) get there first.

Fincher has striped away all the unnecessary filler from the story. It's a simple cat and mouse game. Nothing could be simpler. Even at almost 2 hours, there isn't a slow moment. All the actors get their fair share. Jodie and Forest lead the cast, but Jared and Kristen also shine. I wouldn't say this was the greatest or the most original. It is simply a good movie.


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