• Released
  • September 24, 2010
  • (Limited 9/24, Expands 10/8)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Drama
Buried Synopsis
Kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents, a civilian trucker awakes in a coffin with a lighter and cell phone.
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Critic Ratings


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...
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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...
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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...
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Must see in theater for full effect

By birac
Extremely well done. Sitting through this movie-totally kept inside the coffin,no breaks-was a visceral experience. I was out of breath,panicking,felt my heart racing,feeling moments of hope and...

Intense One-Man Show

By TheBearJew\m/
Buried is a movie unlike any other. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes of Ryan Reynolds trying to desperately get out of a wooden coffin, buried somewhere in Iraq, at a destination where he doesn't know...

Five Word Review

By leroyjabari
Surprisingly good and very suspensful...

not the movie i expexted

By gager440
When i saw the movie i was expexting a thriler with a hell of an ending but insted i get 90 minutes of watching ryan renolds in a coffin.And the ending sucked and the made the movie drop to a...

It Actually Kept My Interest

By alyssaishuman
Considering it takes place in a box for pretty much the whole movie, it actually kept my interest. I would recommend it, but not everyone I know would agree....

Good to see once...

By chrisedillman
The bad part of the movie is watching Ryan Reynolds buried for 2 hours. Fortunately; that is also the good part. There is a lot of panic happening in this movie so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone...

Do not go through life without seeing this movie first!

By yoladdy
I cannot stress enough how vital it is to see this movie. It takes SERIOUS SKILL to keep an audience entertained for 90 minutes in one (TINY) spot. Cortés pulled this off masterfully! He builds up the...

You Won't Find A Better Movie About A Man In A Box

By flixwatchergal
It takes a lot of skill to successfully entertain moviegoers using an old casket, sand, and a man. A creepy flick about an American who was contracted in Iraq as a truck driver in the...

Breath of fresh air.... so to speak

By parrotchic
Finally, a movie with a totally unique concept! It was edge of your seat action from beginning to end, kept you fully focused and entertained throughout, and kept you guessing up until the credits! I...


By cainalan99
If u want to watch someone in a box for 2 hours have fun...

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Rated R | For Language and some violent content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Intense buried-alive thriller may be too grueling for most.
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