Panic Room

{4.5/5} “I spent the last 12 years of my life building rooms like this specifically to keep out people like us.”

Meg, recently divorced, and her daughter Sarah move into a new house in New York. It happens to have a panic room, a safe room to hide in if there’s a home invasion. Meg’s nervous about the panic room but she uses it when a home invasion actually happens. The previous owner of the house had a fortune and no one knows where it is — the three men who broke in think it’s in the house, but they didn’t realize people are living there.

Panic Room was released in 2002.

This is a great movie — gripping from beginning to end. Much of the movie is pretty intense, although there are moments of levity.

The characters of the home invaders — Burnham, Raoul, and Junior — are much more interesting than these types of characters usually are. They have to think of a way to get Meg and Sarah out of the panic room.

It’s a pleasure to watch Jodie Foster, as always.

The mysterious music is by Howard Shore (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey).

Jodie Foster (Elysium) plays Meg and Kristen Stewart (The Runaways) plays Sarah. Forest Whitaker (Good Morning, Vietnam) plays Burnham, Dwight Yoakam (Sling Blade) plays Raoul, and Jared Leto (Mr. Nobody) plays Junior.

The movie was directed by David Fincher (The Social Network).

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