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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Film Review - Buried


Release: 2010
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Starring: Ryan Reynolds

Another 'stuck in one place for the whole film' type a la Phonebooth. I like Ryan Reynolds, and he is a great comedy actor. Could he do a serious thriller and be the sole driving point of interest? Turns out yes he can.

It's one man, buried alive in a coffin, in Iraq somewhere, with a mobile phone, and 80 minutes of air.

I'm not sure what the running time of the film is, but it's not a slow or boring film. It's well paced and Reynolds is superb. It's not a film to write home about mind you, it's just a good thriller.

6/10

1 comment:

  1. Agree. Not a great film but alright. Was hoping for more to be honest. Wanted to feel scared and claustraphobic... didn't x

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