Panic



  • Phil Hoad Nov 18, 2016

    Sean Spencer’s debut feature is carried off with sharp-eyed poise

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  • David Edwards Nov 19, 2016

    Rear Window meets Taxi Driver in a searing British urban drama

    And what might have been a low-budget throwaway is enlivened by sharp writing, a deep understanding of guilt and redemption, and a sensational central performance by David Gyasi.

    Gyasi – a name to be closely watched – is music journalist Andrew who, while too scared to leave his London flat after being beaten up, is forced to confront his agoraphobia when a neighbour is spotted being attacked. Turning detective, he uncovers a conspiracy among the Oriental underworld, played out among the over-lit stairways of north London.

    Brit films are often stymied by low budgets, but Panic’s tiny outlay works in its favour as we’re forced to confront Andrew’s condition and its stifling claustrophobia.

    Here’s a hero we can root for without ever being fully sure of what he’s about. The dialogue is also razor sharp.

  • Daniel Akinbola Nov 14, 2016

    One my favourite movies of the year ... go see this immediately

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  • Sade Green Aug 1, 2016

    Gyasi’s stunning performance makes Panic a must see

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  • Scott Wilson Jan 18, 2017

    This London-based noir thriller is a strong debut from director Sean Spencer

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  • Be Manzini Dec 11, 2016

    Clever dialogue, a well-paced story, immersive cinematography, a talented cast.

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  • Rachel Parris Dec 12, 2016

    A fast-paced neo-noir that packs a punch

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  • Sharuna Warner Nov 9, 2016

    Sean Spencer pulls back the veil on London’s underworld in this wonderfully shot British film

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  • Zoe Paskett Nov 18, 2016

    Panic shows just how close to home trafficking really is.

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  • Jeremy Aspinall Dec 14, 2016

    Spencer's feature debut is never less than intriguing, and it's anchored by an incisive soundtrack and Gyasi's magnetic central performance

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  • Peter Hopkins Nov 29, 2016

    An intense British thriller that will keep your adrenalin pumping right to the final moments

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  • Tim Baros Nov 13, 2016

    A very good debut - Spencer keeps the suspense going throughout the film

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  • Phil De Semlyen Aug 16, 2016

    A different kind of man-on-a-mission movie to his last outing Interstellar, Panic should showcase Gyasi’s chops in an unflinching action role.

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  • Imogen Robinson Nov 15, 2016

    An eye-opening crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat

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