Panic Room (2002)

Director: David Fincher

Writer: David Koepp

Starring: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Patrick Bauchau


Story When Meg Altman (Foster) and her daughter Sarah (Stewart) move into a new three floor house they find out they have a secret panic room. On the first night in the house three men break in. Burnham (Whitaker), Raoul (Yoakam) and Junior (Leto).


Meg and Sarah lock themselves in the panic room only to discover that what the men want is in that room. Now there is a game of cat and mouse going on trying to flush Meg and Sarah out of the panic room.


Verdict This action thriller set entirely within one house is very effective. Each of the villains has a very different personality one calm but ruthless, one impatient and the other laid back about and wants no harm to come to anyone this adds to the action and suspense. It is very much a how far would you go to protect your loved ones type of film. All action thriller fans will enjoy this film.

Story Mark 9/10 Good story with lots of suspense through out.

Action Mark 8/10 mostly chasing but all good edge of seat stuff.

Star Performances All five main characters perform very well to hard to be anyone out.

Favourite Character Junior the impatient villain would rather shot then ask questions.

Best Part When they try to gas Meg out of the room.

Best Quote When Meg covers the cameras Raoul goes ‘ Why didn’t we do that’

My Rating 80%

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