Friday, 3 October 2014

Freeview film of the day : friday 3rd of October

Panic Room (2002 107min.) [Film4 11.00pm &+1]

Thriller starring Jodie Foster. During the first night in their new home, a lone mother and daughter become trapped by intruders. Securing themselves in a safe room designed to protect a family under siege, they wait for the criminals to take what they came for. But the loot is actually hidden inside their refuge and the robbers will do anything in their power to get to it.

Following up Fight Club was always going to be a tough act for director David Fincher but he gives a good account of himself with this smart home invasion thriller aided by a hyper-taut performance by Jodie Foster and good support work by Forest Whittaker.

At times the direction threatens to overwhelm the action but it's still a very effective thriller made with obvious skill and very well acted.