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½ April 2, 2015
Exploration of the dark side of internet experience. 4 strangers boarded the plane on a trip to New York, little did they know they are all in a dangerous game.

The concept was actually not too bad, there are enough plot-holes to form a fishing net however. The acting on the other hand was horrendous, they could have found better actors. The ending was unsatisfying to say the least.
½ March 30, 2014
Enjoyable but highly unbelievable thriller with winners of a contest on an online social media company. There are some interesting twists and turns, but in the end it is just mediocre torture porn with a flimsy story. Acting was quite good however, and the tension really was gripping.
February 24, 2014
The dialogue feels lazy, the ideas are a little hard to believe, and this might have been a good idead on paper or in theory but on the screen... I would advice to skip this, it won't change the way you look at thrillers or cinema, and if you want to know if you will have fun.
It could be a 50/50 chance you will, is it worth the risk?
July 15, 2013
The script wasn't the smartest, but the question one need to asked is whether the movie keep you to the seat through-out, and answer is an easy 'yes', there is the prologue, the setup, then piece by piece revealing culprit and the concealed brutal game, you don't get the kind of blood and gore like Saw, but in this case, it's rather not. The movie maintain that coolness all the way to the end. I think the production design/directing has a lot to do with it, that eventhough your mind starting to question the content a little, still you don't mind wait and play along with what the movie try to get yourself to.

I enjoyed the no winner ending, a bit seperate it from the other likes.

To conclude, when the end credit rolls you'd find yourself just a bit like it more than you expect, which in my words, what worth the ticket/money
May 19, 2013
One may well be left with the feeling that this is a desperately topical film, cashing in on the current trends for horror games and social networking - and this is not an unreasonable response. But there is real quality here, not least in the four central performances, superbly depicting the rapid mental decline as the dire situation dawns: that they've been given the trip of a lifetime, and it looks like it'll be the last of their lives. This descent could have been unconvincing, but as the laughter fades and the camera becomes unfixed, the effect is quite involving
January 3, 2012
In the beginning it was pretty good and stressing but while the movie was going on the movie began to lost it originality. I think another turnout would have been much better because the idea of the movie itself was great
March 13, 2013
Something different for a change , good one ...only a bit strange ending !
½ February 4, 2013
Enjoyably twisted little thriller.
½ February 2, 2013
Four unsuspecting members of the All2gether social networking site board a plane headed for New York, where they must survive several revealing rounds of trivia if they hope to win big cash and prizes upon their arrival. Each new question uncovers another dark secret that the contestants have been hiding in their virtual lives, and the failure to answer correctly has deadly consequences for their online friends! PANIC BUTTON is a perfectly-timed strike against modern technology that exposes the risks and vulnerabilities of living life in the public eye. While the characters and events are extremely exaggerated, the underlying message regarding personal privacy serves as a harsh wake-up call for internet users. What begins as an intense psychological thriller unfortunately trails off into a bland struggle for survive that follows the blueprint laid out in SAW. For Horror on a budget, however, PANIC BUTTON packs enough violence and suspense to earn itself a passing grade.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
September 22, 2012
Idea aika hyva ja lupaavalta vaikuttikin mutta toteutus olisi voinut olla toisenlainen.
½ November 2, 2012
Better than most stuff that actually get a cinematic release
September 18, 2012
I really don't understand why this film is getting such a hard time...I found it thoroughly enjoyable and different to other thrillers. Admittedly it is a little slow to start with but once the ball gets rolling, the thrill is consistent. It's nothing like Saw...yes, it uses a form of torture amongst the victims but these are more fearful as they are realistic and believable. It is clearly a low budget film but they have done amazingly well with what they have got to work with...the cast also give a very good performance. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a creepy, torture thriller. The twist is also very good at the end...very clever. The whole film makes you think about your past and how much you would sacrifice to save the people you love.
August 12, 2012
The film was different in a good way. It wasnt the most intense experience but it did get the heart pumping a little faster...
August 24, 2012
One of the worst movies I have ever seen!!!
½ August 17, 2012
Was pretty good for a thriller set in one room.
August 16, 2012
A very under rated British thriller - enjoyed it.
August 13, 2012
Nowhere near as bad as some critics would have you believe, but, nowhere near as good as its low budget cast would have us believe either.
Playing on the paranoia of millions of us who travel the internet with abandon, the film focuses on 4 "winners" of a luxury trip to New York on a private jet courtesy of a fictional social network site . What unfolds is a dissection of each of the four's online identities and the grubby reality beneath . The plot has more holes than a tea bag, and the premise is flawed from the start, but if, like me, you can forgive a ludicrous plot and just allow the fantasy to flow over you, there is some convincing acting going on here.... And even a solid cause of all the mayhem that leads to a satisfying ( if crazy) ending.
Got a spare 90 minutes? Not worried about intricately detailed believable plots? Then hit the panic button and check your posts on Facebook.
½ August 11, 2012
Basically it's kind of like Saw on a private jet. But not as good.
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