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Panic Button (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 2011 (UK)
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Jo, Max, Gwen and Dave win the competition.Then they head off on an all expenses paid trip to New York, courtesy of the social network. As they board the private jet, they are asked to ... See full summary »

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Chris Crow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Alice Johnson ... Jo
Jack Gordon ... Max
Michael Jibson ... Dave
Elen Rhys ... Gwen
Joshua Richards Joshua Richards ... Rupert Turner / Alligator
Vern Raye Vern Raye ... Callahan
Meggie McCarthy Meggie McCarthy ... Sophie
Sarah Parks Sarah Parks ... Annie Turner
Christopher Cale Christopher Cale ... Ed Turner
Ri Richards ... Jo's Mum
Hollie Blundell Hollie Blundell ... Emily
Leighton Kyle Leighton Kyle ... Rory
Tobias Jon ... Alan
Charlene Ball Charlene Ball ... Sarah
Bethan Morgan Bethan Morgan ... Mrs. Callahan
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Jo, Max, Gwen and Dave win the competition.Then they head off on an all expenses paid trip to New York, courtesy of the social network. As they board the private jet, they are asked to relinquish their mobile phones and take part in the in-flight entertainment - a new online gaming experience. Written by Mic

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Panic Button: Massacre at 30,000 Feet See more »

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Budget:

£300,000 (estimated)
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Movie Mogul Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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There is a subtle reference to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Not only is the pilot door signal a nearly exact copy of HAL's eye, also you hear the famous quote "I'm sorry, but I cannot do that, Dave" See more »

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Entertaining enough for what it was...
29 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well this movie starts out by blatantly stating to be based on real events. Yeah, must have been very loosely based in such a case. Because I didn't buy into this as something that had happened, not by a long shot.

"Panic Button" is about a group of people participating in some type of event or competition set up by a social network. But as dark secrets start to surface and as the participants are given very real assignments the game changes for the worse.

Now, I will say that "Panic Button" is entertaining for what it was, a movie to entertain the viewer. It is, however, not a memorable movie, nor is it a movie you will watch more than once.

Director Chris Crow did manage to air some interesting enough aspects, such as no online privacy, the ever-present 'Big Brother', people's desperate desire to want 15 minutes of fame (which always end in shame, given the pathetic nature of reality broadcasting), and the backside of social medias. While those do make for some interesting aspects, the movie just never got beyond mediocrity.

Not a movie with a lasting impact, "Panic Button" disappears as quietly and without notice as it did getting here. A mere five out of ten stars rating from me.


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