Panic Room (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jodie Foster Meg Altman
Kristen Stewart Sarah Altman
Forest Whitaker Burnham
Dwight Yoakam Raoul
Jared Leto Junior
Patrick Bauchau Stephen Altman
Ann Magnuson Lydia Lynch
Ian Buchanan Evan Kurlander
Andrew Kevin Walker Sleepy Neighbor
Paul Schulze Officer Keeney
Mel Rodriguez Officer Morales
Richard Conant SWAT Cop
Paul Simon SWAT Cop
Victor Thrash SWAT Cop
Ken Turner SWAT Cop
Nicole Kidman Stephen's Girlfriend on the Phone (uncredited) (voice)
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller; Crime
Director David Fincher
Producer Judy Hofflund; David Koepp; Gavin Polone; Cean Chaffin
Writer David Koepp
Studio Columbia Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 112 mins
Country USA
Color Color
An effective exercise in "confined cinema," Panic Room is a finely crafted thriller that ultimately transcends the thinness of its premise. David Koepp's screenplay is basically Wait Until Dark on steroids, so director David Fincher (Seven, The Game) compensates with elaborate CGI-assisted camera moves, jazzing up his visuals while a relocated New York divorcée (Jodie Foster) and her daughter (Kristen Stewart) fight for their lives against a trio of tenacious burglars (Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam) in their new Manhattan townhouse. They're safe in a customized, impenetrable "panic room," but the burglars want what's in the room's safe, so mother and daughter (and Koepp and Fincher) must find clever ways to turn the tables and persevere. Suspense and intelligence are admirably maintained, with Foster (who replaced the then-injured Nicole Kidman) riffing on her Silence of the Lambs resourcefulness. It's not as viscerally satisfying as Fincher's previous thrillers, but Panic Room definitely holds your attention. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 186
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition Superbit Collection
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 043396064577
Chapters 28
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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