Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds, is about an American truck driver working in Iraq, who finds himself buried alive.
With the tagline, “170,000 SQ miles of desert. 90 minutes of Oxygen. No way out,” the audience is sure to be on the edge of their seats during this thriller. Reynolds plays Paul, an American truck driver working as a contractor in Iraq. After a large attack by a group of Iraqis, he wakes up and finds himself buried in a coffin. Since that moment, it’s a race against the clock for Paul, as he works to escape the tiny death trap. With only a lighter and a working cell phone, Paul attempts to contact the outside world for help, but how is anyone to find a coffin in the middle of a desert?
The film is directed by Rodrigo Cortes and written by Chris Sparling. The plot actually unfolds in real time so that the audience watches Paul try to escape in only 94 minutes. With each minute the goes by, the situation gets more desperate.
The film received good reviews overall, and warnings that you’ll have to remember to breathe.
“Buried” sets the stage for a brilliantly twisted suspense thriller that would have made Alfred Hitchcock proud.” – MovieMantz Review, Access Hollywood
“Cortes works visual wonders inside the box, magnifying the sense of claustrophobic peril…Reynolds surprises us with his emotional range.” – Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail
“…the performance and those who capture it on film put us in that box with Reynolds, make us feel his terror and leave us gasping and muttering at the screen — ‘Hey man. That lighter’s burning up our air!’” – Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
“It could’ve gone wrong in the first five minutes; even with plausibility issues, director Cortés sustains 94 with ease. This exercise in wracked nerves makes most of the year’s thrillers look like flailing maniacs by comparison.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Check out the Buried trailer below.
Buried is rated R for language and some violent content.