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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…
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.
A surprisingly gripping and intense film, brilliantly constructed with a really fantastic and moving performance by Ryan Reynolds. It's really impressive minimalist film-making and I love that it didn't abandon it's concept. Reynolds is riveting and being buried with him gives you a powerful experience of all the emotions he goes through. There are a couple silly moments that occur I guess to excite the plot a bit, but I found the premise, the story and the way it was revealed to us through Reynolds phone calls truly compelling and director Rodrigo Cortés is not afraid to go grim and I (think) applaud him for that.
I went into this expecting an innovative film that plays with space & filmic constraints, like a companion piece to All Is Lost, with its one actor & one location and a theme of the ingenuity of the human spirit under great strain. Turns out, it's less of a companion & more of the antitheses.
The above themes are present, in addition to which, the film is completely scathing about the Iraq war, absolutely merciless about those caught in the cross-hairs. Particularly vitriolic about private contracting firms, which the film sees as profiteering.
It really is very good, achieves its goals & the directing technique is admirable considering the imposed constraints, It's one of those films that I appreciated watching, but not to be watched again. So bleak.
**Part of 'The Greatest One Location Films Ever?' list*
I was sure that I didn't need to verify the authenticity of the one location aspect to this film...& I was right! It's one of the most ambitious of one location films ever made. Filmed entirely in a box - let alone a room!
It's superb. Brilliantly acted by Ryan Reynolds.
Que suerte que no tenía iphone.
It's hard to imagine a film could be compelling when it only takes place in one, very small setting - a coffin. It's even harder to imagine making Ryan Reynolds the actor on which the film is anchored. And yet it works. It's compelling, suspenseful, and moving.
Taking place entirely in a wooden coffin, Buried follows a U.S. truck driver, Paul Conroy, who finds himself buried alive and is in a race against time to get out of this claustrophobic deathbed.
While the story was very minimal, it still managed to keep me interested in what was about to happen to Paul. However, the script could have used some cleaning up since I managed to notice some plot holes and some continuity errors that ended up taking me out of the movie. On a side note, there were some moments that felt manipulative and cheap in a bad way. Plus, the ending left me underwhelmed in what could have been a solid wrap up to this tense…
Fairly/reasonably good. When you take into consideration that the whole film is restricted to quite simply one guy in a box with a zippo, and a cell phone; it is surprisingly entertaining, well scripted and directed. Although, Ryan Reynolds is a cunt.
For a movie just about a guy who was buried alive, the filmmakers sure do a great job at keeping it visually and mentally interesting.
The idea of taking a single actor and setting the movie in a box for 90 minutes seems like it should not work. Cort�s and crew turn this wild idea into a very taught and gripping film.
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