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Buried

Sound & Vision Magazine
1 February 2011
  • Excerpt: 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 discover his location are maddeningly limited.
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Overall 8
8.0

Buried

High-Def Digest
25 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Few thrillers are able to think outside the box anymore, but 'Buried' actually manages to do so entirely from within one. The film is masterfully directed, perfectly paced, and Ryan Reynolds delivers a tour de force performance. This Blu-ray boasts solid video and stellar audio, but there are slim pickings when it comes to supplements. That doesn't matter, though, 'Buried' is still one of the best movies of 2010, and comes highly recommended.
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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 9
9.0

Buried (Blu-ray)

upcomingdiscs.com
20 January 2011
  • Summary: Gambles are called gambles for a very good reason. You can take a great risk and do everything just right. That doesn’t mean that the success will automatically follow. The movie only found a very limited release and with that the limited box office receipts. I can completely understand why the people involved might feel a little snubbed and a bit hungry for people to take notice of what they did.
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Overall 8
8.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 2
2.0

Buried Review

DoBlu
18 January 2011
  • Excerpt: It takes a snake to kill the tension in Buried . Weird, considering the other gaping plot holes to consider, but this is Hollywood. Paul (Ryan Reynolds) is buried alive somewhere in Iraq, his location unclear and people he’s called over the cell phone inside his casket no help. He falls asleep, mostly out of panic. The screen goes black, as it does quite often considering the conditions, cutting the audience off from Paul’s small world.
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Buried Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
11 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The Film If you're one of those people that thinks Ryan Reynolds couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, you might want to check out Buried . In this 95-minute film, there's no bag. Instead, Reynolds is trying to work his way out of a box -- a coffin, to be exact. He plays Paul Conroy, a contractor working in Iraq, who suddenly finds himself six feet under.
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Buried

Brutal as Hell
1 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Like most excellent films, Buried is about a man having the worst day of his life. Paul Conroy wakes up in a coffin in the middle of the desert in Iraq. Paul is an American contractor who earns his living driving trucks to deliver supplies and help rebuild Iraq, but his convoy was ambushed, almost everyone killed, and he was buried alive with only a Zippo lighter, a cell phone,  and a ransom note.
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Fantastic Fest 2010 Review: Buried

Brutal as Hell
1 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Like most excellent films, Buried is about a man having the worst day of his life. Paul Conroy wakes up in a coffin in the middle of the desert in Iraq. Paul is an American contractor who earns his living driving trucks to deliver supplies and help rebuild Iraq, but his convoy was ambushed, almost everyone killed, and he was buried alive with only a Zippo lighter, a cell phone,  and a ransom note.
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Overall 8
8.0

Buried

Cinema Blend
24 September 2010
  • Excerpt: How good is Buried ? So good that you may not even notice how great Ryan Reynolds is. Normally any halfway capable movie which takes the Cast Away route of putting one performer all alone on screen results in instant Oscar talk for whoever that actor is. In this case, though, Buried works not because Ryan Reynolds is good (he is) but because director Rodrigo Cortes is even better. His film takes place in a box.
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Overall 7
7.3

Buried

AV Club
23 September 2010
  • Excerpt: One man, one coffin, 90 minutes. That’s the premise of the purposefully constrained suspense film Buried , an exercise in cinematic minimalism that doubles as a metaphor for how grunts get manipulated and sacrificed in times of war. Buried opens with contract truck driver Ryan Reynolds lying in a sand-covered coffin in an Iraq desert. In the box with him: a lighter, a cell phone, and a few other items waiting to be discovered.
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Overall 8
8.0

Buried

Flicks
31 March 2014
  • Summary: Fancy spending 95 minutes stuck in a box with Ryan Reynolds? Us neither. But prepare yourself, because Buried might well be the best thriller of the year. It’s certainly the easiest to synopsise. A contractor kidnapped in Iraq, Paul Conroy (Reynolds) wakes alone, unmissed, somewhere underground (but not so far that he can’t get a mobile phone signal).
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