Overall Rank: 7828
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 93
Theatrical Release Date: 10/08/2010
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky, Samantha Mathis, José Luis García Pérez, Erik Palladino
Plot: After an attack, a contractor working in Iraq wakes up to find he has been buried alive. With little time and scant resources, he must find a way to survive. -- Chris Kavan
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RITT - wrote on 12/14/2011
stay away............the whole movie is about a man that wakes up in a coffin under sand. it never deviates from him in the coffin. really, really boring.
Snoogans - wrote on 09/08/2011
I'm as surprised as most that this film manages to sustain it's running time and never bore. It's a one man show filled with suspense. For those reasons alone, I have to give it a good rating. It's not a great film, but it delivers as much as possible from it's unique premise.
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/11/2012
A civilian contractor working in Iraq awakens to find himself trapped in a wooden coffin and buried underground. Very much the Ryan Reynolds show, Buried is set in its entirety in a wooden box with Reynolds himself being the only character to appear on screen. A bit of a "concept" film, Buried is obviously limited by its own premise; we see nothing but a man in a box being scared and desperate and talking on the phone. A lot. The film clearly hinges on Ryan's performance and he is perfectly believable in the part and its nicely shot and decently paced but like the similar 127 Hours, you cannot escape from the fact that you are just watching a bloke in a hole for 90 minutes. The attempt to spice things up featuring a serpentine intruder is just a bit daft and the "twist" at the end rather …
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The Film Rebel - wrote on 01/25/2011
Over the course of last year, a lot of the acting buzz was focused on two performances: James Franco and Colin Firth. People turned heads at Franco's amazing and emotion driven performance in 127 Hours and audiences were dazzled by Colin Firth's performance as King George VI in The King's Speech. I've not seen The King's Speech but I have seen 127 Hours, so since I've only seen one of those films, perhaps to early for me to say this. But, of all the performances I've seen in 2010, the award for the best goes to Ryan Reynolds for Buried!
Reynolds plays Paul Conroy, a contractor working in Iraq. One night, he's truck is attacked by terrorists. Leaving Paul unconscious. Paul wakes up in a coffin with nothing but a lighter, a cell phone, and various resources of light. With limited oxygen …
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