Panic Room, 2002
visit the film locations
New York: Flights: JFK Airport
Panic Room location: the exterior of the West Side brownstone: West 94th Street, Upper West Side, New York
David Fincher seems to alternate outright masterpieces (Se7en, Fight Club) with seriously flawed clunkers (The Game) and this would-be claustrophobic thriller which fizzles out by making its trio of villains so bumbling, and the Forest Whitaker character so obviously soft, that there’s never any sense of real danger.
The interiors were shot in Manhattan, too – Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, that is, where production designer Arthur Max built the giant set within the studio.