DVD Review: Buried

Who are you going to call?

Paul (Ryan Reynolds) is an American contractor working in Iraq. His unit is ambushed, and he wakes up in a coffin, buried underground, with nothing but a cell phone, a pencil, and a lighter.

Let's take a minute to think about how horrible this situation would be. Thought about it? Paul's reactions are pretty damn accurate to what I think I would do if I woke up in his predicament. The movie practically makes you feel his claustrophobia. Nothing has done that to me since The Descent. It's almost hard to judge a film who's only shot is of a man in a box. Literally, that's all we see. No flashbacks, no before's and after's, just Ryan Reynolds in a box, the ENTIRE time. It's fascinating to think that they could make a movie like that and actually keep it suspenseful and interesting. My only problem is that the movie starts on a low note and I felt it ended on one too. That's also something other people might love about it. It's a completely different kind of film.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "I'm sorry Paul." - Dan's voice (Robert Paterson)


  1. Yuck. I'm writing my review of this one today, as well, but I really didn't care for it. Ending was cruelly deceptive. Reynolds was good though.

  2. I just watched this a couple weeks ago, and I loved the ending. I could see how some people wouldn't like it though.

    Nice site you've got here, by the way. I will be keeping an eye out for new posts.

  3. Ryan Reynolds really does carry this film even though it is about a guy in a box underground. Can't wait to see more dramatic roles from him in the future. Good Review!


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