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Panic Room Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

What goes on for the 110 minutes of "Panic Room" is a battle of witlessness between a not-so-bright mother and daughter and an even less capable trio of criminals.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

March 29, 2002
David Foucher
EDGE Boston

Jodie Foster locks herself into a room for nearly an entire film... unfortunately, she probably should have done that prior to principal photography.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: D-

October 7, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

There are so little things you can do with this story and a lot of it is pretty contrived.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2009
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

It is despicable to see a renegade artist like Fincher consume himself within such a tired, deceptively conventional product...

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: D

January 10, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

April 1, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[Foster and Fincher are] locked in a box... and it's a box that's unopenable except by cheating.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

March 28, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A "Home Alone" film that is staged like "Rosemary's Baby," but is not as well-conceived as either of those films.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

April 1, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Gets better after Foster leaves that little room.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

June 6, 2002
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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As conventional as Fight Club was provocative.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 26, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The skirmishes for power waged among victims and predators settle into an undistinguished rhythm of artificial suspense.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

March 28, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Suffers from a bad case of TMS -- Too Much Stupidity.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

March 28, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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There is no shortage of twists and turns, but nearly all are easily maneuvered, and those that aren't only tend to test the traditional suspense-movie suspension of disbelief.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

March 28, 2002
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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It feels less like a suspense movie than a video-game spinoff of a suspense movie.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

March 29, 2002
Robert Wilonsky
New Times

A collage of clichés and a dim echo of allusions to other films.

March 28, 2002
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Director David Fincher stuffs the film with showy camerawork, including a trip into a keyhole, down drainpipes and through air vents.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 25, 2004
Jordan Hiller

The panic room itself is a provocative concept and it says something about modern society, but I'm not sure if it deserved its own movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: '2'

May 18, 2005
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

We expect more than just craftsmanship from Fincher -- we expect bite.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

May 11, 2002
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2/5

September 12, 2004
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Has all the charm of a filmed industrial presentation on recent technological advancements.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: C-

September 17, 2002
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Foster fans will be underwhelmed with the smaller role Foster has in this film.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card

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