170,000 sq miles of desert. 90 minutes of oxygen. No way out.
Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time-fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.
Bloody hell, I was right in there with him - all the way.
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…
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…
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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…
Not as good as some people let me to believe. But, when considering that the whole film takes place in a box, it isn't too shabby.
The first Ryan Reynolds film I have seen, that didn't make me want to eat a sofa cushion.
An almost-prelude to Gravity.
I was expecting less, but it was kinda "fun." If not anything else, then at least look forward to the ending, because that was nerve wrecking and nicely concluded. That coffin became so familiar/cozy/"home sweet home" throughout the film, which was an interesting feeling. Ryan Reynolds is not on my good actor list and I didn't like him in this movie either, although he played the ending well.
Seriously, what a low budget film and not half bad. Good for passing time if you have some spare.
Extraordinary. Hitchcock would be proud. <Review and 5 star rating from first viewing>
A grim chamber play that worked pretty well for me, despite an unnecessary stunt involving a snake.
A nerve-wracking master piece.
I usually try to avoid movies with Reynolds as the main star because he tends to fail at impressing me with his performances. With Buried, he has proven me wrong.
He shows that he is able to carry a movie, on his own, and create tension, and a real terrifying connection to the man and his given situation. The tension is palpable, it mounts as the minutes go by and you so badly want this guy to win, to escape...
The movie never gets boring, and this is achieved by the good performance of Reynolds, the great editing and a very gripping script. Claustrophobic, tense, and very gripping, that is Buried in a nut-shell.
¡Muy bien, muy bien, no ha defruadado! No te aburre, tiene tensión, crítica a la sociedad actual, aprovecha bien los recursos visuales que tiene, te deja cosas abiertas para que tu interpretes a tu manera algunos detalles... aunque respecto al final, a mi no me parece tan inesperado. No es un "mega-peliculón", pero lo dicho, ¡no ha defraudado!
Featuring Ryan Reynolds' best performance to date, Buried is a cleverly shot claustrophobic film that shows just how much can be achieved with only a small box as one's set.