Buried (2010)

A man is caught in a desperate race against time in this claustrophobic thriller from director Rodrigo Cortés. Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) is an American truck driver who has been contracted to work in Iraq, and while delivering a load of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 24, 2010
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wringing a seemingly impossible amount of gripping drama out of its claustrophobic premise, Buried is a nerve-wracking showcase for Ryan Reynolds' talent.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Buried, despite its seemingly impossible premise, is by turns funny, suspenseful, moving and -- in one heart-stopping sequence worthy of Indiana Jones -- incredibly exciting.

Jake Coyle
Associated Press

Whatever the reasons that draw us to the movies, spending 90 minutes trapped in a box with Ryan Reynolds isn't one of them.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... you will be so caught up in the movie that its surprisingly abrupt ending will leave you with your mouth agape.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Buried may be claustrophobic in scale, but its impact is immense.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The tension keeps building, right to the end. Proving yet again that in movies, even though the space may get smaller, the picture doesn't have to.

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Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered

Buried is a one of a kind experience that goes well beyond just a movie with a neat idea. It's a thriller that really works and is one of the best films I've seen all year.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

If the aim is to be unpredictable and to revel in cynicism, you run the risk -- realized here -- that the movie becomes more an authorial statement of purpose than a story the audience can believe in.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The suspense is gripping, even when the substance isn't.

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

A nifty gimmick rarely translates into satisfying cinema, but Buried qualifies as an exception.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A very intense film. A movie some one has to see to just get the feeling.
Alex roy
Ryan Reynolds is one of those actors who is talented, but he needs to pick the right project for him to act. I liked his films, including Green Lantern, which I… More
Carlos Magalhães
A manipulative thriller that wants to be a claustrophobic experience but has an irritatingly intrusive score and a heavy-handed, unnecessarily overstylish… More
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Kevin M. Williams
You know how when you're watching a film and something happens onscreen that makes you think, "hey, it wouldn't happen like that in real life ...… More
Jens S.
Imagine you wake up in a coffin underground with just a lighter and a cell phone. Who do you call? How do you explain yourself? This film spreads this premise… More