Aroview: Gifted visual stylist David Fincher downsizes a little with a dark, Hitchcockian chamber piece that pushes enough of the right buttons to make it a thoroughbred among recent thrillers. Divorcee-in-waiting Jodie Foster and her teenage daughter move into a sparse, upscale New York apartment that comes complete with a fully-appointed emergency-shelter-cum-vault known as a ‘Panic Room’. Panic indeed sets in when the pair are forced to defend themselves from its confines, and battle wits with a trio of intruders set on retrieving its hidden booty. Survival-by-resourcefulness becomes the modus operandi, and though logic and motivation is not completely airtight, and the ending is surprisingly unsurprising, this for the most part exploits its premise ingeniously.
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