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Panic Room

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Panic Room

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
108 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/29/02
performer:
Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Kristen Stewart, Dwight Yoakam
director:
David Fincher
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
David Koepp
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

All too quickly, David Fincher’s adrenalized, characteristically gruesome thriller, about a wealthy, divorced woman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter (Kristen Stewart) hiding out from a trio of trespassers in the secret lockdown room of their Manhattan town house, abandons the interesting premise of New York City urban threat for an average, violent cat-and-mouse game. The three intruders arrive with personalities as broad as vaudeville, while Foster’s character changes from intriguing, uptight divorcee to generic gonna-make-it-after-all woman who can swing a mean mallet in self-defense. C+

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