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 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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The film's VHS & HDTV release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, meaning there is more picture at the top and bottom of the frame than on DVD, which presents the original theatrical aspect ratio (2.39:1). See more »
David Fincher is one of my favorite contemporary directors. I've watched almost all of his more famous movies but somehow missed this one. So I thought to give it a shot. And I enjoyed it thoroughly. It's a claustrophobic thriller which acts more like a cat and mouse game.Almost completely shot indoors, yet it showcases some of Fincher's best efforts with the camera.Like always, Howard Shore has done a brilliant job with the score, setting the tone of this pulsating thriller.Jodie Foster is outstanding as a recently divorced mother with a teenage daughter(played by a very young but brilliant Kristen Stewart!) who isn't scared to take matters into her own hand. She is intelligent and likes to take necessary risks.More a player than a pawn. Her worthy opponent is one of the illegal intruders (played with excellence by Forest Whitaker). He is spot on as a criminal with compassion who is somehow forced to play the role of an antagonist in the great game of life.
I wouldn't rank it among Fincher's well-known masterpieces like 'Seven'/'Fight Club'. But, overall, a decent 'edge-of-your-seat' thriller.No doubt about that.If you love this kind of movies, then you should give it a try.
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