If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…
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.
Bloody hell, I was right in there with him - all the way.
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.
Maybe the fact that being buried alive is such a common fear kept people from watching this movie, but it shouldn't have. It turned out to be surprisingly interesting with more suspense and action than you expect from a movie that takes place in such a tiny space.
However you feel about Ryan Reynolds, this is a very different type of role for him. Actually putting him in it (though he was quite good) might have been a mistake because of the baggage people carry about him (on the love and hate side). This movie should have received much more appreciation than it did.
A very simple idea, with virtually no need for effects or screen tricks, almost the entire…
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…
Oh man, I haven't seen a thriller so breathtaking as "Buried" in some time now.
An american truck driver, working in Iraq, is trapped inside of a coffin underground with a cellphone, a zippo, a flask, and a few other things looking to find a way out before his time runs out.
I still remember people ranting in the movie theater once the movie ended the first time I went to see it, all the while I held a big smile on my face, I felt heartbroken, but in a good way. The movie didn't only succeed in a technical level, I also felt genuinely scared by it and couldn't wait to tell all my friends to see it to…
Little known Spanish director Rodrigo Cortés graces cinema screens with his brilliantly original second feature Buried. At the centre of the narrative is Iraq-based American truck driver Paul Conroy who awakens to find he’s been buried alive in a wooden coffin with only a few items to help him escape before the oxygen runs out.
The full ninety four minutes are spent sharing a coffin with Paul as he attempts to adapt to the situation he finds himself in. Because of this, it’s essential that the character is believable, convincingly performed and most importantly easy to empathise with. Therefore, it’s a rather brave decision to cast Ryan Reynolds, whose previous filmography had suffered from many poor performances. Thankfully his sporadic…
I can't believe I just watched a 1 hour and 35 min movie about a guy stuck in a coffin and was totally pulled into it's suspense along with being distraught by the time the film ends. I didn't find it to be as intense as many have stated but the claustrophobic aspects did get to me from time to time. For the most part though, I found the movie quite compelling on its anti war on terror take, as it shows the amount of rigorous and deeply upsetting work that goes into simply getting some sort of help for any Americans whom do any sort of foreign work (in this case, a truck driver supplying items to the community…
this is way better than Kazaam
This film also teaches you about phone battery life hacks XD
A couple of dull parts, but they still went through all the stages of story telling with a prrrrrreeeettyyyy(??) interesting plot all within a coffin
The fact I wasn't bored is a testament to itself
This Hitchcockian thriller did more with one small set than many others have done with the most grandiose CGI backdrops.
Holds up very well on second viewing (it helps that a four-year interim period allowed me to forgot many of the finer details). It's gripping and suspenseful the whole way through, and Ryan Reynolds' performance here remains a career best, anchoring an intense hour-and-a-half.
I love this picture of the movie being filmed: i.imgur.com/sz09Vpt.jpg
I knew American politics was corrupted, but this gave me a greater and more specific impression of it. Heartbreaking at the end there, and generally very intriuging throughout the movie. Good movie all in all.
Apparently masturbating is not an option when buried in a coffin.
I fell asleep while watching TV and woke up when I heard some constant, very heavy breathing. After a moment I realized I was buried in a coffin with Paul Conroy. The next 90 minutes were quite an experience.
Very effectively shot, intense, great lightning. It directly triggers your primal fears. A bit overly dramatic at times (e.g. the snake or the unfriendliness of everyone Paul calls in the first minutes) when the situation itself is already sufficiently dramatic. I also disliked some instances where the viewer was tricked in a cheap way, e.g. by a short hallucination scene, but for the most part it is extremely gripping and also gives you enough time to think about the situation yourself.
I'm going to bed now and simply hope I won't wake up in a box.
In 'Buried' literally nothing happens, as the audience we forced to accept the progression of the story line simply through expository dialogue, this is almost intolerable until a perhaps serendipitous ending using nontraditional film elements to its advantage.
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