Excerpt: There's really not much to this movie. It's Ryan Reynolds in a coffin for 90 minutes. The film did hold my interest... but I really don't know how. I didn't notice any problems with the video or audio. Extras wise, the only notable thing is an 18 minute doc on the making of the movie. There are some interesting parts to the doc but given the lack of actors and locations involved there isn't much for anyone to say. I was surprised that it was as long as it was.
Excerpt: I'm still ambivalent about 90+ minutes of only Ryan Reynolds... the ending does give you a "WTH" feeling. I hung on until the very last minute of the film... and I was not too disappointed. Albeit, at the back of my mind, I kept thinking that Paul Conroy would have died already halfway through the film due to asphyxia.
Excerpt: 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.
An edge of your seat thriller that does not let up...
Mac Norton, blu-ray.com
21 February 2012
Excerpt: Ryan Reynolds has carved himself out a niche of silly roles that people know him by. So to see him in this film, based on the description alone, might put some people off. But the film isn't about him (Paul Conroy, in the film) it is about one man's situation and his struggle to get out of his situation. The film pulls no punches, it takes place entirely in the "coffin" and shows Paul going through his 7 stages of death, even though he is alive and "well".
Summary: 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.
Summary: The execution so desperately tries to conceal the fact that this film is simply pure gimmick... and, were the task not so Herculean, almost succeeds at it. Sadly, though, it was not meant to be.
Excerpt: Ive always appreciated movies that seem to achieve much with little. Here we have a movie that keeps us boxed in with the lead character for the full duration, and yet keeps us involved. The movie has some flaws but it is entertaining and loaded with suspense. Ryan Reynolds turns in a great performance. I absolutely loved the beginning of the film and how it opens.