Buried is a thriller film directed by Spanish director Rodrigo Cortés. It stars Ryan Reynolds (Just Friends, The Proposal) as a US truck driver in Iraq who wakes up buried alive in a wooden coffin, a mobile phone his only salvation.
Set entirely within this wooden coffin, both director and star gracefully interact to convey not only intense claustrophobia, but a relentless narrative both thrilling and heart-pounding. The camerawork and lighting are phenomenal, darkness certainly relied on at times but never used as a cheap disguise. This is a beautiful, dirtily shot film that will pull viewers deep down into the leading man’s grim situation beneath the dirt and won’t let go.