Buried

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Released 2010

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2010
Rating:
R

Buried follows civilian contractor Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) who, while on a job in Iraq, is attacked and kidnapped, then awakens to find himself buried alive in the middle of the desert with nothing but a lighter, a candle, a cell phone and a knife. Does Paul have the instincts he'll need to save himself? Director Rodrigo Cortés crafts a tense psychological thriller with sociopolitical undertones that doubles as an exercise in claustrophobic terror.

Metacritic Score

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The use of 2:35 wide screen paradoxically increases the effect of claustrophobia. I would not like to be buried alive.

  • 80

    Variety Rob Nelson

    In purely cinematic terms, Buried, set in late 2006, is an ingenious exercise in sustained tension that would make Alfred Hitchcock turn over in his grave.

  • 30

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    In the movie's cheapest, most exploitative gesture - just as it is about to run out of tricks - a snake slithers into the pine box in which Paul awakens bound and gagged, not knowi...

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Alan Davenport (voice)

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Paul Conroy

Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis

Linda Conroy (voice)

Erik Palladino

Erik Palladino

Special Agent Harris (voice)

Kali Rocha

Kali Rocha

911 Operator (voice)

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Categories

Drama, Suspense

Themes

Politics, Psychological, Thrillers