Buried: Blu Ray Review
Released by Warner Home Video
Reynolds stars in this claustrophobic thriller where the clock is ticking in a
deadly race against time.
Reynolds is Paul Conroy,
an American truck driver in Iraq who awakes to find himself trapped in a coffin
with only a cellphone, a few pens and a lighter for company.
As Conroy comes round, he begins to realize the horror of the
situation; namely that he's buried alive, with no idea where he is, why he's
there and perhaps most importantly, how he's going to get out.
However, as he makes a series of desperate phone calls, he begins to
piece together a potential escape plan. Things get more complicated when those
who put him in the box call and make demands of him..can Conroy get it together
in time and get out alive with time, oxygen and hope running out?
Buried is a good old fashioned thriller with an
intriguing premise and a great sense of claustrophobia.
Every sound, every nuance is disorienting on the big screen in the
dark - Conroy's frenzied panicked breathing puts you on the edge of your seat
But what will keep you on the edge of
that seat is Ryan Reynolds - what a performance in what is essentially a one man
film. As the camera pans over Reynolds in his captivity, his every performance
(whether it's the breathing or freaking out as he realizes how problematic his
situation is) is pitch perfect.
Buried is a nervy
mesmerizing treat - and a sign Ryan Reynolds is an underrated and extremely