Panic (2000)

A middle-aged man finds love in the last place he was looking -- his psychiatrist's waiting room -- in this dark comedy drama. Alex (William H. Macy) is a man in his mid-forties who is having something of a midlife crisis; he's… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This quirky little film about a gangster in therapy feels fresh and well-crafted.

Lisa Nesselson

A gently subversive outing full of nicely limned characters.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

The results are quietly electrifying.

Nick Rogers

Singlehandedly, William H. Macy turns "Panic" into a slimmed-down "American Beauty" - a passive man lashing out to break a cycle of dissatisfaction and familial strife for happiness, however fleeting.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Bromell ... is adept at piercing the heart of dysfunctional family ties.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Stylish and assured, but it's finally too studied to get the kind of emotional heft it's looking for from its effects.

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

An unjustly abandoned film, one that should be seen immediately on the outside chance that it makes a stop in your town. It probably won't stay there long.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It's less the plot than the texture that makes the film such an engaging surprise.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Radiates quiet and calm, while simmering with tension both comic and tragic.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film never really takes off.

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Cynthia S.
A pleasant offbeat film with wonderful William H. Macy. Very enjoyable.
Bruce Bruce
Great cast great movie. 4 1/2 stars
Melvin White
Panic is a relatively unknown movie, but a very good one. William H. Macys performance is easily his best besides his role in Fargo. He plays a hit man who is… More
Cast: William H. Macy, John Ritter, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland, Tracey Ullman, Barbara Bain, David Dorfman, Tina Lifford, Bix Barnaba, Nicholle Tom… More
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=darkred]The story behind 'Panic' goes something like this. The film was dropped by Artisan because they got test screening results… More