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At Theaters: 3/29/2002 On Video: 9/17/2002
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 48 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399909
Studio: Columbia Pictures Inc.
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Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah move into a New York brownstone equipped with a panic room, unaware of how soon they will need it. But when three men stage a seamless late night break in, Meg and Sarah take a stand from the sanctuary of the panic room not realizing that the room itself is their target... and the intruders will stop at nothing to get inside.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Thriller - This nailbiting thriller should appeal to all fans of the genre, ranging from teens to older adults. Some violent content (and strong language) makes the film inappropriate for younger viewers and may possibly turn off older adults, but the film relies mostly on non-violent scares and tension.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jodie Foster ANNA AND THE KING, CONTACT
Kristen Stewart THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS
Forest Whitaker BATTLEFIELD EARTH, LIGHT IT UP, PHONE BOOTH
Jared Leto AMERICAN PSYCHO, URBAN LEGEND
Dwight Yoakam SLING BLADE
Director: David Fincher FIGHT CLUB
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Frequent use of strong profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Shootings and severe beatings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Chases, fights.
COMEDY: A lot of humor for a non-comedy.
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Above Average "And soon enough a pointed ode to New York City nerve-rack and survival skills dissolves into a far more average, less compelling, and sometimes just slapdash-vicious cat-and-mouse game as the intruded-upon battle intruders whose various personalities are as broad as vaudeville...''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Very Good "Panic Room does what all the best suspense-based thrillers accomplish: it keeps us on edge for about 90 minutes. It's not hard to become enveloped in the movie's spell. Fincher's style, which involves a restless, roaming camera, lots of shadows, and tension that builds to almost unbearable levels, pulls us in.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good "The movie embraces realism almost as a challenge. It resembles a chess game; the board and all of the pieces are in full view, both sides know the rules, and the winner will simply be the better strategist. Once we sense Panic Room isn't going to cheat, it gathers in tension, because the characters are operating out of their own resources, and that makes them the players, not the pawns.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Above Average "Because Room's own time is limited to the 95-minute range, things move fast enough to make it a movie to enjoy and then forget — if you don't mind some above-average brutality seemingly left over from Fincher's Brad Pitt-Edward Norton punch-outs.''

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 151 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
9
High
89%
13-19Teens (F)
20
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
27
High
93"%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
28
High
96%
30+Adults (M)
32
High
84%
30+Adults (F)
35
High
89%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

These opinions are a bit lower than I thought they would be. But they're still quite high. And I noticed that even on the lower opinions of "Good/Avg." and lower, most indicated that they would recommend this movie to select friends.

I think the extreme profanity and graphic violence was more than many expected and they actually liked the story but the profanity and violence caused them to lower their opinion.

These opinions are certainly high enough that I can easily RECOMMEND "PANIC ROOM," but I suggest that you read the detailed content before deciding to see it.

Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
Very intense at times, surprisingly funny with some fun plot twists that keep you guessing what will happen next. I predict it will receive some very high opinions from both males and females. Be sure to read the detailed content because this movie does contain a LOT of strong profanity.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her young daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders-Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Raoul (Dwight Yoakam) and Junior (Jared Leto)-during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.
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