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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…
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 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…
Who knew watching a man entirely trapped inside a box for over and hour could be such a compelling watch? Surprisingly Buried works, it plays on the fear everyone has had of what would you do if you found yourself trapped in a coffin. An thanks to the strong performance of Ryan Reynolds this film actually works.
"Paul Conroy: Yea, you're a terrorist you son of a bitch
Jabir: You terrified, so I'm terrorist."
Watched in March 2011
Paul (Ryan Reynolds) is a US contractor in Iraq who wakes up buried in a coffin after his convoy is attacked. After several minutes where he and us the audience are left in darkness he discovers he has a Zippo lighter which shows us exactly the situation he's in. He also has a phone and it appears a signal, indicating he's not buried very far under. A serious of taught phone calls follow as he tries to explain his situation. Then the kidnappers ring and demand a ransom saying that if it's paid he will be freed.
The situation becomes ever more desperate as oxygen becomes low, a snake visits and the battery life of the…
An actually unexpectedly awesome movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Listen, I like him and I think he seems like he'd be a nice-enough guy in real life -- but let's be honest, the dude is not well-known for his great roles. He's known for being Van Wilder for christ sake.
That being said, this level of impending disappointment heading into the film benefited it greatly. I didn't expect to like it, knowing the little bit about it that I did, and especially because it starred Ryan Reynolds, I figured he would get on my nerves, or just generally say stupid shit.
But thankfully this wasn't that kind of movie at all. Instead it was incredibly suspenseful and claustrophobic. All around an intense flick that you should check out whenever you get the chance. Because it will blow your expectations out of the water if you go into it like I did.
Nice to see a film that's not afraid to think inside the box
Schlange = Blöd. Habe ich bis zum Ende geschaut. Das ist doch schon mal was. :)
For what it is, this movie accomplishes what it sought out to do. Much good suspense, this film gradually gets more intense as it goes on. The varied angles and lighting are well done throughout.
Respect has to be given for the ending
The suspense in Buried is just excellent! It's amazing what the achieved with so little. It was simple so exciting to watch (or better said, listen), except for the pointless snake scene, and the ending is great.
This movie was good at what it tried to be, and that was a claustrophobic thriller, but there were still some flaws with the film. I couldn't point out any without spoiling anything, but another major issue is that a lot of questions go unanswered at the end. Other than that, it's a pretty great thriller that takes place completely in a box with a single compelling performance by Ryan Reynolds.
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