"...PANIC ROOM is Fincher's high-style testament to the cool things movies can do to make us jump out of our seats in the dark....Foster nails the role, giving a tight, focused performance illuminated by shards of feeling..."
"...Mr. Fincher has mastered the traditional syntax of cinematic suspense: the shifting points of view, startling cuts and slow camera movements that work subliminally to fill us with dread and anxiety..."New York Times
"...Efficiently directed, fabulously shot....Photographed in the darkest visible tones by two of the industries greatest, ROOM and its tilting/panning camera have a blast zipping through and around a dozen large rooms..."
"...PANIC ROOM sticks with us. Fincher works on a deeper level than just scares. He shows us the demons prowling around in our subconscious, where we really live..."
"...Fincher again demonstrates undeniable visual flair. There are swooping, insinuating camera moves, disconcerting rolls and tumbles, and all manner of bravura displays..."
Los Angeles Times
"...PANIC ROOM rigorously and ingeniously maps narrative onto space....It's the internal rhythms of each shot, the counterpoint of images and sound, and the jolt of each edit that are inexhaustibly pleasurable..."
"...Eyeball it as a sustained exercise in style and suspense and it delivers. Big time....Fincher succeeds by literally ignoring the boundaries..."
"...Smartly plotted, convincingly acted and brilliantly executed technically....[An] engrossing thriller..."