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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…
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.
Ein Film, ein Schauspieler, ein Sarg.
Interessante Idee die sich am Ende aber durch eine mittelträchtige Schauspielleistung und wirre Dialoge auszeichnet.
The other day I saw someone say that Ryan Reynolds has trouble carrying films on his own. Buried just proves them so, so wrong. This film is upsetting and claustrophobic, but never dull. It plays with camera angles and space constraints effectively (and admittedly ridiculously at times but I'm never thrown out of the loop for too long). A solid thriller for sure.
Locke's idiot brother.
The premise couldn't be simpler. The performance couldn't be more engaging. As Ian Holm once said "I admire it's purity".
I can barely get decent phone signal at my house in South-East London. Sign me up to whatever network you're on, Ryan.
Well that was a fucking laugh a minute.
This one really didn't sit very well with me. This is a rather intriguing concept that you have here - if it were a short film running between 30 and 45 minutes. Most of the movie feels like it's stretched out as there's nothing really much happening in between scenes in which Reynolds's character makes phone calls or lights up the cigarette lighter he's given. Once in a while you get something much more, I got more interested the moment a snake entered the coffin at one point but for the most part I was pretty bored because I didn't find a lot much of interest taking place. The ending is probably the only reason I didn't end up fully hating the movie, because I'll admit, it was pretty daring and it's the only thing about the movie that I'd say is memorable - other than Reynolds's performance, who is admittedly pretty good in the film.
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