Complete list. :-(
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.
Ryan Reynolds is a good actor with a really shitty agent. The guy has gotten a pretty bad rap with many of his films ether getting panned or bombing horribly.
But then something happens. His agent ends up growing a few more brain cells and pairs him with a script that can actually USE his talents rather than him doing his best to work with terrible material.
"Buried" is about Mr. Reynolds who wakes up in a coffin, buried alive with a flask, a lighter, and a cell phone. Probably a typical way to wake up for post "Green Lantern" Reynolds.
And the rest of the movie is him trying to figure out why he's here, what he can do…
Bloody hell, I was right in there with him - all the way.
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…
"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 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.
To be honest I appreciate this more than the first time I paid to watch it and was super mad at how nothing happened.
Rewatching now on netflix and knowing what was going to happen made it more enjoyable, and I really liked the scene where they pan out looking down on Ryan in the enclosed space. Nice visuals 👌
It'd be fun to make a Man in a Box film season with this, Phone Booth and Locke. Although, Phone Booth wasn't that great and Locke is set in a car rather than a box. But still. This was good! I've always been WILLING to like Ryan Reynolds, in that I've never seen any films of his that've made an impact but he's a likeable dude. I'm a well wisher in that I don't wish him any specific harm and yeah, he was very good in this. It's a feat of technical film making, clever scripting and strong acting, and that damn ending hit me harder than I expected. Hey Reynolds do more good stuff bro.
It's crazy to think that a film based entirely in one box is so intense. Ryan Reynolds delivers a genuinely heart wrenching performance, ending with you feeling pretty fucking empty. Pacing was great, not too fast, not too slow, with great editing that gives this film the claustrophobic feel it really does aim to give.
This film tries way too hard.
Locke is a much better example of a one location drama that actually keeps you invested in the story.
Buried poses the question, "can Ryan Reynolds act himself out of a wooden box?"
Ninety minutes of solely Reynolds, lying horizontal in a coffin, his only props a mobile phone, lighter, torch and pencil... This premise should not be as captivating as it is. Super tense throughout, you're rooting for him all the way despite knowing barely anything about him. He panics, he rages, he loses hope, he becomes hopeful. All of this carried off brilliantly with Ryan Reynold's weird charm. You'll lose all faith in the emergency services. You'll never leave your phone at home again.
There's little I can say that won't over explain or spoil the experience of watching Buried. It's so claustrophobic that I'm going to get up and stretch now. I might even do a star jump. Damn you, Reynolds.
Nice idea and after some time really tensed. But it´s really annoying that this stupid guy is using so much fire in a situation where he should be saving oxygen. In fact im quiete sure even in real time he should have suffocated earlier.
And most of the time, of course, he is using the light items just for the spectator, while feeling would be much more helpful than seeing.
The idea is interesting (a man is buried in a coffin and he tries to get away from there) but this movie is too long considering its story. About half an hour could have been easily cut off, or at least that pointless snake scene.
Dialogue was sometimes bad and then good again. I've only seen The Voices from Ryan Reynolds so far, and I must say (even I don't have much watching experience from his movies) that he must be a good actor. If a man can carry alone a whole movie that's hour and a half long, then there is no other way than to take hat off and bow him.
This was an interesting movie despite some of its flaws, but I don't think I will watch this again. I liked its harsh, different ending.
Good film with a non typical Hollywood evening. Totally worth a viewing.
70/100 - "It's over isn't it?"
I didn't think I would be interested in an hour and a half movie about a guy in a box, but hey, here we are! Just goes to show its not all about the location. Don't really want to say anything else, movies like this deserve a viewer who knows nothing. It's much more enjoyable that way.
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