Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Panic Room (2002)

Directed by David Fincher

Starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam

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Foster and Forrest and the little girl are good. Yoakum is also surprisingly good. A couple of questionable lines of dialogue.

Nice simple story. Hitchcockian, like What Lies Beneath. The moment where the cops ask the guy to show his palms so money flies away for dramatic eeffect and to illustrate one of the films important themes is way too contrived.

A few extreme close-ups from Fincher, and some impossible camera angles like Zemeckis. Cool openiing credits.

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