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Panic Reviews

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September 17, 2010
Singlehandedly, William H. Macy turns "Panic" into a slimmed-down "American Beauty" - a passive man lashing out to break a cycle of dissatisfaction and familial strife for happiness, however fleeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 6, 2008
A gently subversive outing full of nicely limned characters.
May 22, 2003
An unjustly abandoned film, one that should be seen immediately on the outside chance that it makes a stop in your town. It probably won't stay there long.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 11, 2003
...the film never really takes off.
| Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2002
William H. Macy shines in unsettling, unusual thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2002
Quirky, funny, dark, it hits your funny bone, offends your sense of ethics, occasionally even touches your heartstrings.
August 12, 2002
Panic is the kind of movie that reminds you of other movies, then turns that familiarity into an asset.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 28, 2002
Macy is ... remarkably good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2002
Even if no one sees it, it is one of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 14, 2001
A worthy film that's well worth seeking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2001
Bromell ... is adept at piercing the heart of dysfunctional family ties.
May 17, 2001
Henry Bromell does a fine job of directing Panic. It's a pity he didn't write a better script.
May 17, 2001
It's less the plot than the texture that makes the film such an engaging surprise.
Read More | Original Score: A-
May 15, 2001
A beautifully crafted, superbly cast little film that's the very model of what a small independent picture ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 8, 2001
Another case of a film that is exactly what many people would like to see more of in theaters, and yet... Hollywood flinched.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2001
The results are quietly electrifying.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2001
Stylish and assured, but it's finally too studied to get the kind of emotional heft it's looking for from its effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 20, 2001
Radiates quiet and calm, while simmering with tension both comic and tragic.
April 20, 2001
Probably boasts more real psychological insight per scene than any couple of weeks' worth of Sopranos episodes.
April 19, 2001
There's so much that's fresh and surprising about the film that it deserves to be seen.
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