By now, it’s a well-known fact that I love Ryan Reynolds. But Buried (2010) has cemented my respect and adoration.
Buried is a thriller by Rodrigo Cortés. It centers around Paul, an American truck driver who is deployed to Iraq. Paul’s convoy is attacked–that’s the last thing he remembers upon waking in a coffin buried several feet under ground.
I have never seen a scarier film. Nor have I ever seen one actor carry an entire story by himself. There wasn’t a single moment when the viewer is not on the edge of her seat, biting her lip, heart racing.
Writing this well after having seen the film, my heart is still pounding and I can’t get the fervent click of Paul’s lighter out of my mind.