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Panic Reviews

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February 7, 2001
Once you've seen the first hour, there's really no need to sit through the rest, since almost everything that transpires during the final thirty minutes is easily predicted by anyone who understands the conventional storyline handbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 17, 2001
Henry Bromell does a fine job of directing Panic. It's a pity he didn't write a better script.
February 7, 2001
Panic is a drama, and an overwrought one at that.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It's an interesting idea that could have used a more experienced hand at the helm.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 11, 2003
...the film never really takes off.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2001
A first film made with joy and with a writer's gift for character and dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 7, 2002
William H. Macy shines in unsettling, unusual thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 23, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
January 31, 2001
It's almost a surprise to find the villainy so real and three-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2001
One of the best movies I've seen this year.
February 7, 2001
A witty little film.
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
February 1, 2001
A brilliantly observant, darkly humorous and immaculately acted movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
"Panic" makes mistteps, but also takes some intriguing side roads, particularly in its unique familial relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
It's a smart film with weighty dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 7, 2001
Mr. Bromell's shrewdness in constructing narrative is a bit more advanced than his directing skills, but he has worked out Panic intelligently and supported his script with an able cast.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2001
The movie equivalent of a great read at the beach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2001
Panic offers a more naturalistic analysis of male midlife crisis than the grotesquely overpraised American Beauty.
April 5, 2001
A black-comedy gem.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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