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As David Fincher's PANIC ROOM begins, recently divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) halfheartedly tours an old New York City townhouse with her restless young daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart). Using money from her divorce settlement, the unhappy mother decides to buy the spacious home. The former abode of a wealthy eccentric, this townhouse contains an unusual extra feature, a supposedly impenetrable "panic room" equipped with surveillance monitors, a separate phone line, and other survival aids, where residents can hide in case of emergency. When three men--Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Junior (Jared Leto), and Raoul (Dwight Yoakam)--break into their new home, Meg and Sarah end up using the panic room much sooner than they could have possibly imagined. And, unfortunately for them, these intruders are not simple burglars; they possess knowledge that makes the situation much more perilous. <br> <br> Hitchcockian in its confined setting and carefully doled-out suspense, Fincher's PANIC ROOM is more straightfor...
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CastHolt McCallany
DirectorDavid Fincher
Release Date:  2002
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (September 17, 2002)
Runtime:  1hr 52min
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Quick Tip by . October 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Ehhhh, ummmm. Ehhhh. I really like the director David Fincher and am a fan of Jodie Foster. The movie is 'interesting' which is a long word for watch it if you are fans of either person otherwise I imagine you will find it dull.
review by . March 12, 2002
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Pros: Foster and a good premise.     Cons: Lack of real tension.     The Bottom Line: A good premise but lacks real tension. Foster is fantastic.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. One of the greatestest concerns in our modern world is that of safety. People spend thousands of dollars on alarms, weapons, defense classes, and homes in safe areas, in an effort to obtain a sense of security for their …
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