• Panic Room (2002)

Panic Room

Release Date: March 29th, 2002

DVD Release Date: September 17th, 2002

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her young daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Raoul (Dwight Yoakam) and Junior (Jared Leto) - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

Cast: Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Kristen Stewart, Ann Magnuson, Ian Buchanan, Patrick Bauchau

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Hofflund/Polone, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Escape, House, New York City, 2000s, Mystery, Mother, Police officer, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie resembles a chess game; the board and all of the pieces are in full view, both sides know the rules, and the winner will simply be the better strategist. show more

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    Fincher has a dazzling command of visual storytelling. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Fincher eschews quick cuts in favor of long, leisurely ones. He knows what he's doing, and the proof is in the result. The suspense in Panic Room never ebbs, and that makes for a thoroughly entertaining -- if somewhat exhausting -- 108 minutes. show more

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