Panic Room
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After purchasing a brownstone in New York, a thirty-something divorced woman and her daughter are forced to take advantage of the hidden room - the "panic room" - when intruders break into their home.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A thinking-man's women-in-jeopardy picture, Panic Room does about as much as humanly possible with its deliberately restricted one-setting premise."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"There's just no denying Fincher's gifts. Give the guy a camera or two or three, millions upon millions of dollars and state-of-the-art technologies, and there's no stopping him."
‑ Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
"Extreme suspense, graphic violence; not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"There are so little things you can do with this story and a lot of it is pretty contrived."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"After his mind-bending, exhilarating Fight Club, director David Fincher takes on a more conventional Hollywood thriller."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Never averse to glistening darkness, meaty metaphor or grandiloquent technical display, Fincher is also surprisingly at home with hokum."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"... one of the most ingenious and entertaining thrillers I've seen in quite a long time."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"David Fincher directs a nail-biter starring Jodie Foster about a mother and daughter who defend their house against a brutal home invasion."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"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."
‑ Caroline Westbrook, Empire Magazine
"Fincher mounts some clever, tense sequences in which the trio devises increasingly threatening strategies to force Meg and Sarah out of the panic room, only to be matched with improvised ingenuity from behind the vault door."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Foster nails the role, giving a tight, focused performance illuminated by shards of feeling."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Apart from one plot twist too many, "Panic Room" is a seamless suspense-thriller with a top-notch cast."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"[Allows] Fincher to shine as the skilled, stylish director that he is."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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