Many people asked when the first buzz about "Panic Room" came out, "how good can a movie be about two people stuck in a room?" well, those people didn't know the magic of director David Fincher and the true acting ability of Jodie Foster. "Panic Room" is the best thriller I've seen since "The Sixth Sense".
Meg(Foster), divorced from her husband, and her daughter Sarah(Kristen Stewart) Altman move into a spacious three floor on the West side of New York. The house is too good to be true - huge rooms, an elevator, and a room that is hidden, a panic room. A panic room has a huge steel door which is inpenetrable and is sensored, an entire security camera system to view, seperate phone line, and steel and concrete surrounding the entire area. This looks like a dream come true for the Altman'S - until the first night.
Three robbers enter: The family man Burnham(Forest Whitaker), the boss and talker Junior(Jared Leto)and the stranger Raoul(Dwight Yoakam). they come looking for one thing: money. Money that the previous owner had kept away. Junior says that they're each going to get a million dollars. The one thing the trio does not expect is that there are actual people in the house. Here's where the suspense begins. Howard Shore's score kicks into full effect as Foster and Stewart run to the Panic Room.
This movie is too good to reveal what happens, but it all revolves arrounf the money being in the Panic Room itself. With such plot twists as Sarah (Stewart) being diabetic and Meg (Foster) being claustrophobical, along with many others, this one kept me on the edge of my seat. David Fincher is a great director, and Jodie Foster completely pulls out the role as mother/fighter/schemer to a T, and does us all in. A must see and a definate buy on DVD!