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R| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
A civilian truck driver in Iraq, Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) falls victim to a band of insurgents. 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. Faced with a dwindling oxygen supply and a dying battery, Paul must fight panic, despair and delirium as he awaits a rescue that might not arrive in time.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds , Robert Paterson , José Luis García-Pérez , Stephen Tobolowsky , Samantha Mathis , Warner Loughlin , Ivana Miño , Erik Palladino

Director: Rodrigo Cortés

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Buried (2010)

Release Date: September 24th, 2010|1 hr. 34 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Ninety minutes of being buried alive with Ryan Reynolds: Didn't we all suffer that in "The Proposal"? show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Inky-black humor does strike on occasion, and when it does, it's surprising. So is the movie's star, who sweats and shrieks with game intensity and a capacity for discomfort that would impress a Byzantine saint. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Those drawn to unusual, unflinching feats of filmmaking and rare acting turns as well as sustained suspense will be captivated by Buried. show more

  • October 29, 2011 gq00000000104869
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    This was absolutely the best movie I will never watch again. Ryan Reynolds was terrific, and the whole movie was extremely well done, but...way too emotionally stressful to call \"enjoyable.\" I would still call it an outstanding piece of cinematic art. Highly recommended.

  • July 29, 2011 uj00000000097480
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    It was an ok movie but it would have been a lot better without all the political crap

  • July 17, 2011 J Soutar
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    I enjoyed this movie and very suspenseful. You wouldn\'t know what it was like unless you were in this position. Exciting!

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New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of January 18: 'Buried,' 'Stone' and 'Takers'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jan 17th, 2011 3:00PM

There's three one-word-titled films due this week, each worth at least one word of praise or criticism. 'Buried' is the best of the lot; Ryan Reynolds plays a U.S. truck driver buried in a coffin...

Did 'Buried' Screenwriter Break Rules By Hyping Film to Academy Members?

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Dec 30th, 2010 10:13PM

Campaigning for an Academy Award is big business. There's a heck of a lot at stake -- careers can be made or boosted with an Oscar nod; an Academy Award-winning film can go on to earn appreciably more...

'Buried' Star Ryan Reynolds and Director Rodrigo Cortes on Setting an Entire Movie Inside a Box

Posted by
Peter Hall on Sep 28th, 2010 5:22PM

There are films that, regardless if you feel you'd be interested in the subject matter, demand attention based solely on their technical merits. 'Buried' is one such film. Directed by Spanish...

Six Second Reviews: 'Buried'

Posted by
Mr Moviefone on Sep 23rd, 2010 10:15AM

Ryan Reynolds' claustrophobic nightmare 'Buried' is finally in theaters. Directed by Rodrigo Cortes, the film depicts a man's escalating, horrific desperation after waking up 6 feet underground, with...

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