Buried is a suspenseful masterpiece of minimalism that would put a smile on Hitchcock’s face.
With Buried, Rodrigo Cortes proves he could very well become a force to be reckoned with. Built on such a simple (and seemingly boring at first) premise, Cortes makes Buried one of the most enthralling and captivating movies of the year. With so little to work with, it’s a wonder, as you watch entranced, how Cortes could draw so much from such a film. This is the way minimalism is supposed to be done. Buried, a suspense thriller that even Hitchcock would be proud of, is so masterfully executed by the new director that you can’t help but marvel at what transpires on the screen while, at the same time, feeling so unnerved that you can’t turn away.