This is a compilation of all feature films that have played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX from 2005 through…
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.
Reynolds' character did some really dumb and irrational things I just couldn't overlook. (Attempting to burn a snake?! While trapped in a coffin?! With said snake?! Hello?! What's this man's IQ anyway?!) Then again, maybe the director just wanted the audience to get so pissed with Reynolds that they didn't care if he lived or died in the end. In which case, this film succeeded tremendously.
Locke > Buried
I can't imagine watching this in a theatre because when my brother, Dad and I watched it, we were screaming our heads off! It's insanely suspenseful and we couldn't sit still or keep ourselves from gasping. I love it.
Intrigante y claustrofóbica, su propuesta funciona a la perfección.
I can confidently say that this is the only movie ryan renolds has been in that i have watched to its conclusion. Credit goes to the director that he could pull off such a difficult scenario with success despite the handicap he had with such a witless drop kick actor in the lead. 4 stars for that.
Hitchcock would be proud. Buried utilizes its minimalist style to the utmost degree, squeezing every drop of tension and suspense it can out of its plot. The cinematography is beautiful, highlighting the extreme claustrophobic conditions. Ryan Reynolds is fantastic here, managing to show an incredible range of emotions. And, of course, the ending hits you like a sledgehammer in the gut.
An intense film that accurately potrays how unfair and cruel America has become. Recommended
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.
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!
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