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170,000 sq miles of desert. 90 minutes of oxygen. No way out.
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
I can be extremely claustrophobic, so this movie really fucks me up at times. It's extremely impressive that a 95-minute film, taking place in a single location with one actor, can feel so fast-paced and still so damn intense on rewatch (this is actually my third time seeing it now). Ryan Reynolds nails a rather complex role - you know, with the hefty task of carrying an entire movie like this on his shoulders - and the ending is incredible.
It's really a shame that this side of Reynolds isn't utilized more often.
Nineteenth watch of Noir-Vember. Every now and then one of these genre-films that takes place in a single, confined location - like this year’s Locke - sticks its head above the water. In 2010 this was Rodrigo Cortés’ Buried about one of the most anxious situations possibly imaginable: being buried alive. This is what happens to Paul, a simple man working as a truck driver for the American army in Iraq. Though not really being employed by or involved with the military, Paul is put under ground in a coffin with only a lighter and a cell phone by a group of Iraqis in order to get their hands on a sum of hostage money. The film heavily relies on…
Bloody hell, I was right in there with him - all the way.
"What's in the box"
"What's in the box"
No wait!!!! Wrong movie and that was just a head. Here we have a full live grown man called Ryan Reynolds stuck in a box (pretty sure plenty of ladies would like to have him stuck in their box too hehe).
It's incredible to think that one hour and an half of a man stuck in a box would keep anyone entertained. This keeps me on the edge of my seat everytime. Ryan's performance is incredbile too and makes the whole movie work.
What is more disturbing,it has probably happened to some poor soul
over in Iraq.:-(
5.Piece of paper
6.Blackberry Phone ( If only Facebook/Wats…
A claustrophobic, taunt, psychological thriller that will leave you gasping for air! It's feels so insanely real you can literally feel the sweat ooze from Paul Conroy's (Ryan Reynolds) pores!
Paul's terror is contagious! You can feel your throat tighten and it's harder to swallow! Your pulse is racing 100 mph! The walls are closing in on you from all 4 sides and you feel like you're on the verge of suffocating! You gasp for more air!
You breakout in a cold sweat when you realize you're only 30 minutes into the film! You can feel the adrenalin coursing through your veins! You've never felt so aware so alert! You've never been this close to death before! Your heart is…
Numerous of films that are structured around one location have worked before, this adds the feeling of claustrophobia, it's like you are in there with him. This simple idea, brings out a believable performance from Ryan Reynolds.
Excerpted from a FrightFest 2010 diary first published by Little White Lies
Kaboom was not the only film to be removed from the original schedule. The feature slated to follow it was A Serbian Film, but when Westminster Council caught wind of the many controversies surrounding Srdjan Spasojevic's bleakly allegorical state-of-the-nation shocker, for the first time in a decade they insisted that only a BBFC-approved version of the film could be screened at the Festival under their jurisdiction – even though A Serbian Film has been shown uncut at other festivals around the world.
Several days before FrightFest was due to open, the BBFC announced that it needed 49 cuts, which amounted to the extraction of almost four minutes of…
An insanely thrilling, claustrophobic, terrifying film set exclusively in a coffin.
This film engaged with me due to most of the plot taking place away from what you are seeing. This meant I was always visualising what was going on outside, almost making up my own story.
The acting is very well done, which is important for a film such as this, and it never fails to be dull.
After watching this and Locke I'm starting to really love films like this, I need to find more.
Even though I prefer Locke (2014) to this, I do think it’s quite well made film. Not too many would have been able to pull off this premise. “Cool, cool, cool.”
Through just one solitary character (a marvelous performance from Ryan Reynolds) in just one solitary location, Buried instills all the feelings of its protagonist: sadness, fear, frustration, tension, and even some dark humor.
What I knew about this film, before watching, is only the fact that some guy got buried alive. Which is my worst nightmare.
The film starts black and I was like: Already? Is this guy already buried, no intro whatsoever? And then we see Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds), indeed buried in a box with a lighter and his hands tied up. After a few moments of exploring the box, really bad, he got called. It’s interesting he didn’t find the mobile and the bag during his investigation. After some calls he ends up with Dan Brenner (Robert Paterson), a negotiator. Then the hostage calls to demand Paul to make a video.
Then, all of a sudden an effing snake comes…
A contained thriller that maximizes the most out of its potential, Buried follows the story of Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) a contracted truck driver that gets buried alive in Iraq and given an ultimatum for his survivor. Reynolds is great in this role and there is a lot of tension and complexity to the story despite it only being the story of one man interacting with a telephone. Not a film for those who are claustrophobic, Buried has a great way of bringing the audience into the film and engrossing them in the peril that Reynolds is feeling.
The film felt fairly predictable going into it when I watched it for the first time a few years ago, but that…
A really well made bottle movie, corny at parts, intense at others, just an overall fun movie.
A American truck driver wakes up bound & gagged buried in a wooden box in war torn Iraq, When he gets his hands free , He finds a phone & a lighter , So it begins he must use the phone in the limited time he has to help free himself while also receiving demands from his captures , Gripping , Intense & career best performance from Ryan Reynolds, This movie will pull you in & leave you on the edge of your seat
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