alice ttlg || 03:46 PM
Jodie Foster excells at these child-in-peril movies. Before Panic Room, I never would have thought she'd be particularly good in thriller/action films but she brings a control and determination to the freaked out mother characters along with a realistic ability to do what's necessary.
Peter Sarsgaard is excellent as the lawman and Sean Bean has a good air of gravity as the captain of the plane. The plane is a marvel, I found myself wanting to stop the action and take a tour of it, it's ultra-modern with a wonderful color scheme used to delineate the different areas and that's also effective as the action moves from one part of the plane to another, changing the mood as it goes.
While the plot is a bit thin in the end, it doesn't matter as it's really the battle of wits that counts and it fits the Hitchcockian genre very well.
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