#12 Buried


Theatrical poster
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Produced by Adrián Guerra
Peter Safran
Samuel Hadida
Written by Chris Sparling
Starring Ryan Reynolds
Music by Víctor Reyes
Cinematography Eduard Grau
Editing by Rodrigo Cortés
Studio The Safran Company
Versus Entertainment
Dark Trick Films[1]

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!

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About nediunedited

Who is nediunedited? A lover of cinema since the age of seven! All kinds–all genres. Films (TV and Books, too) have shaped my life–they were my escape, my inspiration and even my first role models. I do not rate my films in the traditional sense (no stars, grades, etc.)–instead I give you my opinion and my take on it–I do not give traditional plot summaries either, because I want you to go in clear–ready for your own experience. There is nothing better than discovering a fine film, without any other influence. (Personally, when I want to really see something I practice media shut out–I refuse to watch too many trailers, viral promos, reviews, etc–I have been known to cover my eyes and ears in the theater during trailers–LALALALA!) That’s me–hope you come by and visit! I will definitely make the rounds and find some of you out there, too.

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