Panic Room

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  • Perils of Pauline? Not with Jodie Foster in the Panic Room!

    May 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker
    Cons: a few plot flaws...just don't over analyze!

    Summary: I really wasn’t sure how much I wanted to see Panic Room. I’m not usually too keen on “women in jeopardy” type movies. You know, the “Perils of Pauline” sort of thing where some big brave handsome man comes along and saves the day. My mistake was ... read more

  • High concept plot given a boost by confident, dynamic filmmaking

    Oct 24, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Direction, cinematography, cast, characters, script, score
    Cons: A few clichés

    Summary: Jodie Foster, recently divorced from wealthy ex-husband Patrick Bauchau, moves into an expensive, spacious Manhattan home with her daughter Kristen Stewart (who originally I thought was a boy!). The house comes equipped with one eccentric special feature ... read more

  • Panic Room - Jodi Foster Saves

    Oct 1, 2010 by AliventiAsylum is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great acting, well filmed, suspenseful
    Cons: storyline flaws & contrived moments

    Summary: There are a few movies that I can recall in my life saying "I want to see that" when they first came out.  Then, for whatever reason, they fell off my radar.  Usually it has something to do with mommy-chaos.  Panic Room was ... read more

  • David Fincher's Claustrophobic Thriller Probably Won't Make You Panic

    Aug 6, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Foster, Yoakam, Whitaker, entertaining, Fincher's direction, cinematography
    Cons: Is this meant to be a comedy? Stewart and Leto, fairly predictable, not really edgy

    Summary: Let's face it: Jodie Foster hasn't been in anything good since Contact. Before that it was Silence of the Lambs. I like to consider this as her third best effort (behind the stuff she ... read more

  • Panic Room locked me in!

    Aug 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: David Fincher, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, excellent cinematography, intriguing plot.
    Cons: A more fulfilling ending.

    Summary: [For starters, I apologize for the cliched title; I just woke up] Firstly, I am an absurd Jodie Foster fan -- I think she is the greatest working actress today, so when I saw the (superb) theatrical trailer for Panic Room back in 2002, ... read more

  • The Scariest First Night in A New House

    Jul 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Panic Room featured some excellent actors/actresses.
    Cons: Too many curses.

    Summary: In times like this where in the news, more and more home invasions pop up, a panic room seems like the perfect room to have in any room. Sony Pictures released a movie entitled Panic Room which involved a situation of this sort. The ASCAP ... read more

  • Panic Room

    Oct 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Forest Whitaker, and Jodie Foster running around in tanktop. Some scenes are filmed very nicely.
    Cons: The movie is a tad too long for me. It slowly becomes predictable.

    Summary: This movie is extremely suspenseful. That is pretty much the bottom line for a review. There is no deep subject matter. You don't feel for the characters. You don't know what will happen next. So this movie pretty much makes a review impossible to write. ... read more

  • Panic Room: The Safest Room Isn't Safe Anymore

    Aug 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: acting, Foster, Yoakam, Whitaker, Stewart, plot
    Cons: ending scene could have been better

    Summary: Hey, guys. This is another on of my movie reviews. Hopefully it will be good for you. Meg Altman ... read more

  • Average

    Aug 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An interesting star of the movie
    Cons: The superbit disc crams so much info that no extras are available.

    Summary: A divorced mother and her daughter move into a spacious Manhattan home where the former owner built ... read more

  • A non-thriller with a lot of panicking...Panic Room

    Jul 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Foster and Stewart, unique plot, cinematography
    Cons: darkness, not much suspense

    Summary: One night about 4 months ago, a good friend and I decided to have a stay-in girls night. We headed t ... read more

  • Closed Circuit Suspense: David Fincher Knocks Over Dominoes

    Jul 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, tense thriller, very good performances
    Cons: Plot eats everything, characters are a bit thin

    Summary: In David Fincher's Panic Room, we get to experience the dreads of the modern rich: super secu ... read more

  • Location, location, location is not always what it seems

    May 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The cinematography by Conrad W. Hall
    Cons: Tne entire proceedings.

    Summary: PANIC ROOM Directed By: David Fincher Starring: Jodie Foster, Forrest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakum, Kristen Stewart, Patrick Bauchau Columbia Pictures 2002 ... read more

  • Funny Room

    Feb 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Suspenseful, exciting, heart-rending (in the end)
    Cons: Not scary, a bit predictable

    Summary: This movie was HILARIOUS. And really quite good. You see, I went into that movie theatre completely expecting to be scared out of my mind. I was terribly disappointed, but I can't say that it didn't turn out to be totally awesome. ... read more

  • Knock, knock! Who's there - better yet, who cares?

    Jan 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The unique opening credits
    Cons: Many, many, many.

    Summary: I hate writing reviews where I have to force myself. This normally only happens with pictures that are outstanding examples of contemporary audiences's willingness to praise and patronize schlock. Sad to say, Panic Room is just such a film. ... read more

  • David Fincher’s Panic Room 2002

    Dec 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Foster, Whitaker, The House
    Cons: should have been Kidman, linear plot, seen it before, visually uninteresting (color)

    Summary: Let me ask you this. “Have ya had enough? Or are ya thirsty for more?” Sound familiar? The reference is from Home Alone, the anti Christmas movie, and instead of cute 8 year old Macaulay Culkin asking the hypothetical ... read more

  • The Gift of "Panic" (Or Lack Thereof...)

    Nov 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Performances by Foster, Stewart, Whitaker, Leto; direction by Fincher; cinematography by Khondji and Hall
    Cons: Performance by Yoakam; cardboard characterizations in screenplay by Koepp; no worthy special features

    Summary: "There is nothing to fear but fear itself." This famous quote, which had lived as a mainstay at the forefront of human philosophy for numerous decades, taught us the lesson that fear was an absolutely self-destructive and, sometimes, ... read more

  • Does what you'd expect it to do: take your breath true out 120 minutes

    Nov 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent claustrophobic scenes, intence, fantastic visual style
    Cons: The plot isn't any complicated or what so ever, no plot twists

    Summary: There it was on my desk. Panic Room, the latest thriller from David Fincher. I kinda like David Fincher, he's one of the very few directors that really thrills me with his movies. For example The film Se7en, probably his best known film, is a smash-hit ... read more

  • Why Isn't There a Couch in the "Panic Room"?

    Nov 17, 2002 by millinocket is a Lead on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good performances, camera work
    Cons: Predictable storyline

    Summary: When Panic Room was first released, I knew I wanted to see it. Starring Jodie Foster, whose acting talents I admire, and directed by David Fincher, of Se7en and Fight Club fame, for me this was a must see. I even went out of my way ... read more

  • Panic Room

    Nov 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: interesting premise, haven't seen this story before
    Cons: some characters are a little flat, ending could be more eventful

    Summary: The hype over this one was a little misleading. I expected a little more action and a little deeper story, but hey, it wasn't entirely terrible. The story overall is one I haven't seen before, and Jodie Foster gave a good performance. ... read more

  • Good from the start.

    Nov 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very good movie for a date or for a weekend.
    Cons: Should have ended better.

    Summary: I am not a big Jodie Foster fan but this movie had me in my seat for the whole thing.It is not like some of the movie's now day's that it take forever to get into.It started from start to the finish.Jodie Foster did a great job.This is a good movie for ... read more

  • Fincher's First Failure - Panic Room

    Sep 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Done well enough to keep one engaged.
    Cons: Poor story, poor thrills, DVD not worth the money.

    Summary: David Fincher has no one but himself to blame when it comes to why Panic Room is quite the dud that it is. Much talk has already surfaced on the small inconsequential facts surrounding the quick replacement of Nicole Kidman with Jodie ... read more

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