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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Film Review - Buried

The synopsis for Buried is:
"Paul is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap."

I hadn't realised before seeing the film that the whole film was shot just inside the coffin and the only other people in it were voives on the other end of the phone. uite a brave move for Hollywood to make - could have gone either way; a success or a dismal failure.
Just to slightly contradict the above synopsis, Paul (played by Ryan Reynolds) has also been left with a pencil, a torch, 2 glow sticks and his hip flask. It's quite interesting how the film makers managed to make good use of all these items throughout the film.

The cell phone was of course the most important item he had and it was used to try and contact his family, the American police, the FBI and eventually hostage people working in Iraq, who try to rescue American citizens who have been taken. It is also used to communicate with the kidnapper himself, who gives Paul a variety of demands and promises his release if he complies

There were slow moments of the film, which was to be expecred when there's essentially only one person in the cast but I think the film was very good and there were a few different ways they could have ended the film but I think they chose the best option.

Overall I enjoyed the film and give it a 7 out of 10

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