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The single shot sequence in the prowling scene in the beginning is a composite, but it's so seamlessly done that it works. When I saw the trailers for this movie I dismissed it as uninteresting because the movie's premise [a burglary] wasn't harrowing enough to be appealing. I'm very glad that I watched the movie anyway on DVD since it was surprisingly sophisticated technologically [the CGI elements are rampant throughout the movie but they're so well-blended and they make the camera movements fascinating]. A lot of people mess up CGI-faked camera pans and zooms, but Fincher could open a school on it.
With the simplest of concepts, this could‚??ve easily been a bore fest. But thanks to Whitaker‚??s, Foster‚??s and Leto‚??s strong performances ‚?? along with Fincher‚??s brilliant, tension-building direction ‚?? PANIC ROOM was the start to what has now become an outstanding career for David Fincher. I thoroughly enjoy all of his movies, with this probably being the least favorable of his hit movies, I can still say, with confidence, that this is a great, time-wasting thrill ride.
A recently separated woman and her daughter more into a home that is equipped with a totally secure room called the "panic room ". It doesn't take long for mom n daughter to use t!he panic room as they are invaded by amateur thieves in this predictable, unimaginative suspense yarn.
In the vein of Life Aquatic, Only God Forgives and Biutiful, Panic Room is Fincher's true misfire, due every great director. It isn't that Fincher doesn't give it a go and surely, the visuals and tension of Panic Room go a long way for the film. However, the logic quickly breaks down and without the sharp dialogue and plot twists that define a great Fincher work, the movie ultimately disappoints, although it isn't entirely unentertaining by any means.
A suspenseful and well-crafted B-thriller with some genuinely gripping moments. Although "Panic Room" is full of flaws and holes, and some of the characters are thinly written, but director David Fincher's impeccable direction and Jodie Foster's sublime performance make up for its flaws. It's a decent thriller.
When three thieves break into a house, a mother and daughter go into their panic room, but soon realize what the thieves need is in the panic room. Forest Whitaker is excellent in this film, and Dwight Yoakam gives a chilling performance as well. Overall, Panic Room is well directed, and thrilling.
I'll never understand why this movie has the ratings it has, it sets out to do everything you'd want from a popcorn movie and then some.
David Fincher wasn't trying to make an autobiography (The Social Network) or a statement about society (Fight Club) or a paint a picture about humanity (Se7en) he was trying to make a popcorn movie, and he made an amazing one.