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
Originally David Fincher planned to make the film in pitch darkness but this proved too impractical. See more »
It is clearly raining outside, yet when Burnham is in the house, he is completely dry. See more »
[Meg smashes the house's security cameras with a sledgehammer]
Why the hell didn't we do that?
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As long as you can read "An Indelible Picture" you can already see the credit "Jodie Foster" in the background. See more »
The film's VHS & HDTV release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, meaning there is a loss of original picture information visible in both sides (left and right) of the frame than on DVD, which presents the original theater aspect ratio (2.39:1). See more »
This movie is a nice piece of work! Those expecting or needing an edgy film ala Seven or Fight Club, don't bother. This movie does not pretend or intend to be what it is not. The camera work is great, the photography is great, and the acting is note-perfect given the script.
Nothing over-ambitious and the Fincher flick with the most appropriate running time and the least false notes so far. This is a classic thriller, much better than the negative reviews from other people led me to believe.
The photography is perfect for the movie. That includes the virtual camera work. Yes it looks like a David Fincher movie, but no it is not intentionally depressing and ugly as his others. The lighting works with the settings (3am in a huge house.)
Yes it's violent, that's why it's R rated. No, it's not something you'll necessarily want to watch a second time. This 90 very entertaining minutes of "now what's gonna happen"?
So suspend your disbelief a tad, sit back, and be entertained.
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