Panic Room

Plot: A sanctuary built especially for break-ins, called a panic room is a safe space for a mother and her young daughter when intruders enter their house. They hide out whilst their home is being robbed. However, what the intruders want is right inside the panic room.

Year: 2002

Director: David Fincher

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jodie Foster, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker and Dwight Yoakam.

What I like about this film is that it’s strictly set in one place. You never leave the house. I think that always adds to the tension. It’s amazing seeing how the intruders intend to get into the panic room but then Meg and Sarah come at them even harder and they’re unable to get in. It’s a lot of thinking on both sides of the door and you’re just glued to see who will win this game of cat and mouse.


David Fincher is a really talented director. I don’t think I’ve ever watched one of his films on not enjoyed it from start to finish. He always keeps you in suspense. It’s an awesome thriller film, one that has a lot of thrills. The cast is great too. This is one role that Kristen Stewart doesn’t annoy me, probably because she’s so young. One thing you’re bound to feel when watching thrillers is the urge to shout at the screen and tell the characters what to do and this one doesn’t fail in that. It’s frustrating but it keeps you on your toes. I’d definitely recommend this film, it builds the tension in the right places and the pace is well spread across the duration of the film.

Rating: 7/10.


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