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PANIC ROOM

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

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PANIC ROOM

 

 

Panic Room is not loaded with overwhelming suprises, but it's filled with moment-to-moment tension with spurts of terror thrown in.

Although you might think you know where it is going, there's some good jolting suprises along the way.

I really didn't think a movie set up in one house and--even more so--one room would be able to hold my interest throughout. Boy, was I wrong.

This movie pulled me inside the place for a couple of hours and held me there.

From its eye-popping opening credits, to its astounding camera work, Panic Room has a look all its own--stylish and tense.

However, it turns into a rather pedestrian thriller half-way through and never really recovers.

Which is too bad--good direction, good acting and a great scenario undone by half a script.

The Panic Room is about a single mother who gets trapped in her own home when three men break in.

It's a thriller set in one house on one night. The film is intriguing, in part, because the camera (with the help of computer-generated imagery) moves through walls and floors, keyholes and airducts giving the movie a freaky, suspenseful feeling that you may see something you don't want to see.

After a while, this nerve-racking picture turns into a vicious cat-and-mouse game and becomes an end in itself with extreme violence-- which I didn't like.


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