Panic Room


D: David Fincher
Columbia Tristar/Indelible (Gavin Palone, Judy Hofflund, David Koepp & Ceán Chaffin)
US 2002
112 mins
W: David Koepp
DP: Conrad W. Hall & Darius Khondji
Ed: James Haygood & Angus Wall
Mus: Howard Shore
PD: Arthur Max 
Jodie Foster (Meg Altman), Forest Whitaker (Burnham), Dwight Yoakam (Raoul), Jared Leto (Junior), Kristen Stewart (Sarah Altman)

Jodie Foster & a young Kristen Stewart star as the mother and daughter who hide in a bunker-like safe room when a group of robbers break into their opulent house.

A decent low-key thriller from director David Fincher, whose use of clever camerawork and editing intensify the action set mostly in a single principal location.

It's not quite as good as the filmmaker's best work (Se7en, Fight Club), but the story is all the better for him behind the camera. Any other director and this could have been a terrible movie.

Kristen Stewart & Jodie Foster in Panic Room
Kristen Stewart & Jodie Foster in Panic Room