Panic Room is a safe bet

14 Nov

David Fincher creates a suspenseful thriller that builds tension throughout the film that will keep audiences gripping tight to their armchairs.

Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) is a recently divorced woman trying to find a new place to live with her diabetic daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart). She is considerable wealthy and purchases a house that has a customized panic room with enough features to endure any kind of intrusion. On the first night they move in, three felons break into the house looking for a particular item that happens to be in locked in the panic room.

I was on the edge of my seat and found myself getting lost in Foster’s excellent performance. Fincher’s fantastic camera work heightens the film’s suspense, which helps alleviate the moments the film falls into some Hollywood cliché material, but I can forgive these minor flaws because Fincher can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Panic Room is a safe bet for an entertaining thriller.


Adam’s Grade: B+

Chuck’s Grade: B

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