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Panic Room Reviews

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November 30, 2014
How did Fincher - a director who is very good at supplying thrills to thrillers, whatever his other strengths or limitations might be - end up shepherding such a leaden film?
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 27, 2010
Extreme suspense, graphic violence; not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2010
Valuing logic over brutality, David Fincher's claustrophobic ride also touted the real-world practicality of keeping quiet over the cinematic kicks of a loud thriller. It's like "Wait Until Dark" with helplessness that's emotional, not just physical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 3, 2009
Apart from one plot twist too many, "Panic Room" is a seamless suspense-thriller with a top-notch cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 29, 2009
There are so little things you can do with this story and a lot of it is pretty contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 27, 2009
A thinking-man's women-in-jeopardy picture, Panic Room does about as much as humanly possible with its deliberately restricted one-setting premise.
July 2, 2008
David Fincher directs a nail-biter starring Jodie Foster about a mother and daughter who defend their house against a brutal home invasion.
July 14, 2007
[Allows] Fincher to shine as the skilled, stylish director that he is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2007
After his mind-bending, exhilarating Fight Club, director David Fincher takes on a more conventional Hollywood thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 30, 2006
Ultimately, this is just a big, dumb, commercial suspenser - but it's one of the best for ages, reminding us that it is still possible to make a high quality piece of popcorn entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2006
Fincher is such a technically brilliant director that he can elevate a genre film--a suspenser about a damsel-in-distress--above its melodramatic trappings. The confined space (whole movie is set within a house) is no big challenge for him.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 24, 2006
Never averse to glistening darkness, meaty metaphor or grandiloquent technical display, Fincher is also surprisingly at home with hokum.
December 6, 2005
Panic Room is a very scary film, well made and lovingly dark, and it illustrates how terrified we are of becoming the victims we see on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2005
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 | Original Score: '2'
December 6, 2004
The rich in Panic Room are under siege, and the overgrown fortress of their self-indulgence seems helpless to defend itself.
Read More | Original Score: B+
June 25, 2004
Director David Fincher stuffs the film with showy camerawork, including a trip into a keyhole, down drainpipes and through air vents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2004
... Further proof that Fincher is one of the cinema's true modern masters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2003
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 | Original Score: D-
May 26, 2003
A top-notch thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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