|Directed by||Rodrigo Cortés|
|Produced by||Adrián Guerra
|Written by||Chris Sparling|
|Music by||Víctor Reyes|
|Editing by||Rodrigo Cortés|
|Studio||The Safran Company
Dark Trick Films
Ninety minutes in a dark coffin. One dude. No outside shots. Sounds a bit gimmicky and sketchy. And yet, it works. It works extremely well! I was sweating right along with Ryan Reynolds–claustrophobic and anxious–I did not relax until the screen faded to black for the last time. WHEW! What a ride!
Buried achieves what most films never can–even with a bigger budget, name and time–and that is a real immersion into the predicament our hero is in. Rodrigo Cortes directs and edits this perfectly. Using only natural light with what is available–lighter and flashlight–the mood is set and then he creatively uses the camera to build, hold or in some cases release tension.
The best part though is Ryan Reynolds. He is a perfect balance. Intense, vulnerable and yes–even funny! I believed everything about this guy–and was never taken out of the moment. Bravo! (No surprise for me–I love him–check him out in The Nines and Definitely, Maybe)
If you are looking for a tense, white knuckled thriller–this is it!