~ Chloe’s review published on Letterboxd:
Filled with tension and unease, David Fincher's Panic Room (2002) is everything that I love about this genre. It's one of my favourite films of all-time.
Recent divorcée, Meg Altman (Jodie Foster), moves into a large house with her daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart). When three intruders: Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Junior (Jared Leto) and Raoul (Dwight Yoakam) break into their new home, Meg and Sarah hide in the safe room.
I can still remember the first time that I watched Panic Room. It's always able to elicit three distinct emotions within me: worry, tension and unease. Meg and Sarah are an endearing mother-daughter duo, and I feel for them in their situation. With its nerve-wracking scenes and moments, it's a film that always has me on the edge of my seat.
The cinematography is incredible, and the music is a vital element to the film. It creates a sense of animosity to the tension-filled scenes and moments.
Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart are both outstanding to watch as Meg and Sarah. You can feel the unease and the worry that Meg and Sarah must be feeling as they watch three intruders try and lure them out of their panic room. Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto and Dwight Yaokam all bring something distinctive to their characters. The entire cast do a wonderful job with every scene.
To conclude my review, I recommend Panic Room to everyone. With the emotions that it can create, you won't want to miss this thriller. Streaming on Netflix.
Note: Re-logging Panic Room, but I can't remember when I re-watched it? June-something?