Panic Room - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Panic Room Reviews

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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+
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
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+
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
May 26, 2003
A top-notch thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 13, 2003
Panic Room is a thriller that deserves to be mentioned in the same category as a Rear Window.
April 1, 2003
A film which finds Fincher doing a straightforward studio thriller but peppering it with enough of his own magic to keep his fans interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2003
Atmosphere, deliberate pacing, intriguing characters, and edge-of-your-seat suspense . . . its only weaknesses coming in the form of excess on the finishing touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2003
Seeing Jodie Foster lay on her pillow, helpless, as shadows walk through hallways behind her, frightened me to the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 8, 2003
...Even if it misses the mark on the thriller elements, it is at least stylish enough to be watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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