When I first heard about this movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, that played at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, I knew I wanted to see it at first opportunity. The movie is about an American convoy truck driver who is captured in Iraq and buried alive in an unknown location with a lighter, knife, glowstick, flask and cellphone.
Paul uses the cellphone to get in contact with his captors who tell him he will be released if he can come up with five million dollars.
My interest in this movie was mostly based around the idea that the entire film takes place in the coffin with Paul. I was curious to see how successful director Rodrigo Cortés would be in creating this film. Much like Phone Booth, this film is limited in camera angles and scenery however the limitations are much higher in this film since it literally takes place in a box underground.
The storyline itself is successful in that it keeps you captivated and hopeful that Paul can win his escape but ultimately this movie slightly too long with what there is to work with which will likely cause you to lose interest. All in all, for what it is, Buried was successful in what it set out to accomplish but overall, it’s no loss if you pass over it. <img title=”Two Stars” src=”http://www.themaxonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/twostars.jpg” alt=”Two Stars” width=”75″ height=”17″ />