• Released
  • September 24, 2010
  • (Limited 9/24, Expands 10/8)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Drama

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This exercise in racked nerves makes most of the year's thrillers look like flailing maniacs by comparison.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The use of 2:35 wide screen paradoxically increases the effect of claustrophobia. I would not like to be buried alive.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Those drawn to unusual, unflinching feats of filmmaking and rare acting turns as well as sustained suspense will be captivated by Buried.
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By Jeannette Catsoulis
It's brilliantly silly entertainment whose flaws are glaring only in hindsight; in the moment, you'll have much more fun if you stop looking for holes in the script and join Paul in looking for a way out.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Just when it seems he's left himself with no way out, he comes up with a finish guaranteed to leave you breathless.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Inky-black humor does strike on occasion, and when it does, it's surprising. So is the movie's star, who sweats and shrieks with game intensity and a capacity for discomfort that would impress a Byzantine saint.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The political angle is gratuitous, even foolish, and certainly a distraction from the movie's visual strengths.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Buried works better as an evocation of "Twilight Zone'' eeriness. Even then, it's silly and gimmicky.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ninety minutes of being buried alive with Ryan Reynolds: Didn't we all suffer that in "The Proposal"?
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Your enjoyment - if that's the right word - of Buried will hinge on two things: Your ability to tolerate situations in which characters are confined to very tight spaces, and your willingness to be emotionally manipulated in the cheapest way imaginable.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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