Trapped in their New York brownstone’s panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her young daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders – Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Raoul (Dwight Yoakam) and Junior (Jared Leto) – during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.
Well we knew most of that since the commercials seem to give everything away. Everything seems to be completely color by numbers thriller. It is fun to watch Meg counteract all the terror that the criminals throw at her. It’s a game and even though you know who is going to win its interesting and entertaining to watch the innocent get their pound of flesh.
+ charlie craine