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Buried [2010]


A U.S. contractor (Ryan Reynolds) is working as a truck driver in Iraq when his convoy is attacked and he is taken hostage. He awakens to find himself buried alive in a coffin, with only a lighter and a cell phone, as he races against time to escape suffocating death. Also with Jose Luis Garcia Perez, Robert Paterson, Samantha Mathis and Stephen Tobolowsky. Directed by Rodrigo Cortes. [1:35 - R]



thumbs up

"It may not be enjoyment in the classic moviegoing sense, but it's without question a compelling exercise in expert filmmaking, boosted by a fantastic performance by Ryan Reynolds."

- Bill Goodykoontz

thumbs down

"A horror movie with delusions of moral grandeur... Mr. Reynolds has never been a deep actor, and the emotional demands of his role are beyond his range. The crude screenplay does him no favors."

- Stephen Holden



Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Claudia Puig | USA Today
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Shawn Levy | Portland Oregonian
Elizabeth Weitzman | New York Daily News
Rob Nelson | Variety
Nick de Semlyen | Empire
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Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Marc Savlov | Austin Chronicle
Noel Murray | Onion AV Club
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
Rick Groen | The Globe and Mail
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Rex Reed | New York Observer
Amy Nicholson | Boxoffice Magazine
Lisa Schwarzbaum | Entertainment Weekly
Kyle Smith | New York Post
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Mary Pols | Time
Wesley Morris | Boston Globe
Andrea Gronvall | Chicago Reader
Stephanie Zacharek | Movieline
Karina Longworth | Village Voice
Stephen Holden | The New York Times

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