As it turned out I was wrong on both counts! Throughout the whole film, the emotional intensity gradually increases, peaking at the very end. The script is of course of utmost importance too, and writer Chris Sparling does mostly terrific work. He miraculously pulls off a lot of great shots and brilliant claustrophobic nuances. An ordinary man reacting as best he can to a nightmare, drawing on the sort of resourcefulness he probably hoped he'd never need, occasionally breaking down but keeping ploughing on, shades of dark humour in the protagonist's travails on the phone, its endlessly interesting and as time goes on, nail-bitingly suspenseful. It has all the right elements to make it as enthralling as any action film we see today.
He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. We have to take into consideration the fact that when you are buried underground in a coffin, there is obviously zero light. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. And Chris Sparling, the writer, should be commended for his work. Compelling and sympathetic, likely physically arduous too though I'd don't know how the film was made it must have been tough, barring serious trickery he holds the film wonderfully. How much can you really expect from a movie that takes place in a human sized box with only one person? The way Rodrigo Cortes handled the filming is truly exceptional.
After the convoy, one of the drivers of which was Paul ambushed by Iraqi terrorists, unarmed Americans - colleagues Paul shot. Only trouble the drug overdose they give him doesn't kill him. You clearly misunderstood the entire film! Diving in when the action is intense, and then cutting to black when you don't think you can take any more. It takes a great writer, director of photography and actor to pull that off. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself. This movie gets all stars for acting.
A very good film, probably the best thing out at the moment, along with The Town, and definitely worth the ticket price. I found Ryan's performance quite compelling and was almost living the experience with him, I even found myself holding my breath at times and feeling quite panicky! Paul must rely on his best resource--himself. The script even manages to have a lot to say it's set in Iraq whilst continuously raising the tension levels to the point of it nearly being unbearable. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. And to the reviewer that felt this was a 95 minute terrorist propaganda movie, shame on you! Even though the film nvr leaves the coffin the entire film is shot in the coffin , sounds like it would be boring. When a man comes to his senses, his mind barely withstand a collision with reality.
As things grow more suspenseful and harrowing we are treated to scenes lit by the green glow stick. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. The only performance to beat Reynolds' in recent years is Sam Rockwell's stunning turn in Moon. He shortly finds out that he is being held by ransom by a group of terrorists in Iraq. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. Storyline: Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive.
I'm amazed how they sucked you into the story, even though the camera never leaves the coffin. He goes through every emotion possible: fear, panic, anger, sadness, happiness, depression, acceptance, and all of it played so convincingly that you almost wonder whether they genuinely buried the actor and left a camera in there with him. I had minor issues with realism in the film, and there was at least one interesting little aside that could have been developed a bit more, but overall this is a great achievement. The movie is literally his. All 90 minutes of this film are fascinating and gripping, especially the last fifteen. Reynolds still had that quirky humor in one scene , felt anger, felt his frustration, and cried. An unknown length of time later, Paul awakes in a coffin, with little more than a lighter, a cell phone, and his ever-growing anxiety.
Its rather interesting to see a film so based around interactions on a mobile phone, devices so often objects of fear, suspicion, or in the case of some horror films and of course the cinematic experience for the viewer, irritations. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive. And when things grow more sinister the red lens of the flashlight is used. Here is where I have issues. And so to keep from breaking the realism of the film, these light sources are the only light in the film, making sure all light is authentic.
But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Brief summary:Ryan is a contract driver in Iraq whose vehicle is attacked by Iraqis. Soon it becomes clear goal imprisonment. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. What a thriller this was for me, I considered myself a closet-claustrophobic until now.
Buried is a triumph in minimalist filmmaking and is a heart wrenchingly intense movie experience. Thankfully Paul has various light sources with him in the coffin. Different from any I've seen! He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. Much scarier than your average horror flick, one of the most intense movies I have ever seen. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. Oh yeah, and it all takes place inside a box.