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.
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.
I really liked this movie. Ryan Reynolds is buried in a coffin in a war-torn region. It's not easy to make a single-person movie but this one is so well done it's well worth a watch.
Even though the movie takes place solely inside the coffin that the protagonist Paul is stuck in, it still manages to be tense and interesting. Some great shots and use of lightning with the lighter and glowsticks. Great ending also.
With heart-pounding intensity along with a great performance by Ryan Reynolds, Buried is the battle of survival that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats during the entire run-time. The going will get more tougher as your eyes will be glued to the screen!
Joke by Masai Graham from this year's Edinburgh Festival:
"What's the difference between a 'hippo' and a 'Zippo'? One is really heavy, the other is a little lighter"
I knew this was going to be awful and I watched it anyway. Why?? Why did I do it??
Hace poco hice una review de esta cosa, pero decidí hacer una mas corta pues pienso que la primera que le dedique era demasiado larga (Además de que ese estaba de muy mala leche, las veces que escribo en mayúsculas y la cantidad de malas palabras me delatan)
Y pues, eso, básicamente decidí hacer una crítica mas resumida de lo que escribí en mi anterior review.
Esta es una de las películas mas aburridas, tediosas y mal echas que he visto. El protagonista es insoportable, plano, estúpido, sencillamente no se puede sentir empatía hacia el cosa que limita el suspense. Jamás se pone énfasis en el porque de lo que sucede, los giros de turca son ridículos y pretenciosos. Esta…
Holy fuck I think I had a hundred heart attacks watching this goddamn movie.
Being stuck in a box underground would be bad enough, but I think sitting through this film was probably worse.
this film is so so masterfully made like aside from a few unnecessary flourishes it's astoundingly effective and unpretentious. and that fucking ending!!!
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This is a compilation of all feature films that have played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX from 2005 through…