Ready to bow at the Sundance Film Festival, BURIED looks to be a tolerable Ryan Reynolds movie, a new genre which I never imagined possible. Of course, Reynolds will have to bring his A game if we're going to be forced to look at him sweat and freak out in a box for 90 minutes; let's hope director Rodrigo CortÚs made him go "method" by actually locking him in a coffin... You know, for the art.
Paul Conroy is a U.S. citizen working as a contract driver in Iraq. After a swift and sudden attack on his convoy, he awakens to find himself buried alive inside a coffin with nothing more than a lighter, a cell phone, and little memory of how he ended up there. Faced with limited oxygen and unlimited panic, Paul finds himself in a tension-filled race against time to escape this claustrophobic deathtrap before it's too late.
BURIED will have its premiere Saturday JANUARY 23rd, in Park City, Utah.