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      Panic Room

      2002, Mystery & thriller, 1h 52m

      189 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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      Elevated by David Fincher's directorial talent and Jodie Foster's performance, Panic Room is a well-crafted, above-average thriller. Read critic reviews

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      Jared Leto stars as Junior in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. Director David Fincher is at the helm of the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. Jodie Foster plays Meg Altman in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. (L to R) Jodie Foster plays Meg Altman and Kristen Stewart plays her daughter, Sarah, in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. Jodie Foster plays Meg in the Columbia Pictures presentation, PANIC ROOM. (L to R) Jared Leto stars as Junior and Forest Whitaker stars as Burnham in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. (L to R) Kristen Stewart plays Sarah Altman and Jodie Foster plays her mother, Meg, in the Columbia Pictures presentation, PANIC ROOM. (L to R) Kristen Stewart ("Sarah Altman") and Jodie Foster ("Meg Altman") star in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. (L to R) Jared Leto ("Junior"), Dwight Yoakam ("Raoul") and Forest Whitaker ("Burnham") star in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. (L to R) Jared Leto stars as Junior, Jodie Foster stars as Meg and Kristen Stewart stars as Sarah in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. (L to R) Director David Fincher with Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart on the set of the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. (L to R) Forest Whitaker plays Burnham and Dwight Yoakam plays Raoul in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. Jodie Foster plays Meg Altman in the Columbia Pictures thriller, PANIC ROOM. Panic Room (2002) Panic Room (2002) Panic Room (2002) Panic Room (2002)

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      Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her young daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Raoul (Dwight Yoakam) and Junior (Jared Leto) - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

      • Rating: R (Violence|Language)

      • Genre: Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: David Fincher

      • Producer: Ceán Chaffin, Judy Hofflund, David Koepp, Gavin Polone

      • Writer: David Koepp

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $95.3M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Columbia Pictures

      • Production Co: Hofflund/Polone, Columbia Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby Stereo

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Jodie Foster
      Kristen Stewart
      Ann Magnuson
      Ian Buchanan
      Patrick Bauchau
      Paul Schulze
      Conrad W. Hall
      Darius Khondji
      Arthur Max
      Angus Wall
      James Haygood
      Howard Shore
      Michael Kaplan
      Denis L. Stewart
      Mike Topoozian
      Bob Wagner
      Keith Neely
      James E. Tocci
      John S. Dorsey

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      • Oct 18, 2020

        Music videos or shorts aside, David Fincher's Panic Room came at a time when he was actually at the peak of his powers after having already produced Fight Club (1999) and soon to deliver Zodiac (2005). That said, these works are so strong that Panic Room feels like a lesser work. That's not to say that there isn't much to admire, though. It's a tried-and-tested, home invasion formula but Fincher has a solid handling on the tension and injects some technical wizardry that adds to the overall setting. The performances are also excellent and much as it isn't exactly fresh material, Fincher is able to extract just enough mileage.

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      • Feb 19, 2017

        A suspense thriller that dazzles visually but begs one to leave common sense trapped in a steel plated room where no sense can get at it. It's got its moments of tension though.

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      • Mar 01, 2016

        Probably as good as it was ever going to be, We all knew what was going to happen but it did a good job of keeping us gripped at times plus the acting was pretty good, The ending had a little twist we could all see coming, It's an above average thriller that does stand the test of time.

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      • Mar 29, 2015

        Great cinematography and directing. The story is an original and doesn't stick to focal woman in distress tale. The movie is also well cast which takes it a long way.

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