History Film / Buried

12th Sep '16 4:32:55 PM JamesAustin
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RyanReynolds plays Paul Conroy, a US Contractor in Iraq. After an attack on his convoy, he awakens in a coffin with no idea how he got there. He has only a cell phone and a lighter, and starts to make frantic calls as he tries to remember what had happened to him and why this is happening to him now.

'''Buried''' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2010.

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''Buried'' is a 2010 English-language Spanish thriller film directed by Rodrigo Cortés, written by Chris Sparling, and starring Creator/RyanReynolds.

Reynolds
plays Paul Conroy, a US Contractor in Iraq. After an attack on his convoy, he awakens in a coffin with no idea how he got there. He has only a cell phone and a lighter, and starts to make frantic calls as he tries to remember what had happened to him and why this is happening to him now.

'''Buried''' ''Buried'' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2010.
20th May '16 1:21:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* PlotInducedStupidity: [[spoiler: Several cases. Paul's kidnappers initially not telling him about the bag at the foot of the coffin (and indeed placing it in such a difficult place to begin with), despite obviously wanting him to use it. Also, leaving Paul a zippo (which would burn up oxygen, cutting Paul's life expectancy short and leaving the kidnappers less time to get their ransom), when they also left him a torch. Also the silver hip flask which, in normal circumstances, would also most likely be looted]] .

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* PlotInducedStupidity: [[spoiler: Several cases. Paul's kidnappers initially not telling him about the bag at the foot of the coffin (and indeed placing it in such a difficult place to begin with), despite obviously wanting him to use it. Also, leaving Paul a zippo (which would burn up oxygen, cutting Paul's life expectancy short and leaving the kidnappers less time to get their ransom), when they also left him a torch.flashlight. Also the silver hip flask which, in normal circumstances, would also most likely be looted]] .
14th Feb '16 10:01:09 PM KingClark
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* DownerEnding: Possibly an AmbiguousEnding.]] After the credits, there's a cryptic shot that shows us that [[spoiler: Paul wrote the name Mark White on the lid of his coffin. [[MindScrew The meaning of the shot is not immediately clear.]] It's possible that they dug Paul up successfully, took off the lid, saw the name on it, and assumed it was Mark White. The scene appears to be shot so that the lid is still on and the coffin is filling up with sand, but it's somewhat ambiguous, and Paul is out of it so the film could simply be showing us his perception of the situation. That still leaves a dead 26-year-old med student out there in Iraq somewhere, but the movie wasn't about him so it's a little less depressing.]]

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* DownerEnding: Possibly an AmbiguousEnding.]] After the credits, there's a cryptic shot that shows us that [[spoiler: Paul wrote the name Mark White on the lid of his coffin. [[MindScrew The meaning of the shot is not immediately clear.]] It's possible that they dug Paul up successfully, took off the lid, saw the name on it, and assumed it was Mark White. The scene appears to be shot so that the lid is still on and the coffin is filling up with sand, but it's somewhat ambiguous, and Paul is out of it so the film could simply be showing us his perception of the situation. That still leaves a dead 26-year-old med student out there in Iraq somewhere, but the movie wasn't about him so it's a little less depressing.]]
7th Feb '16 2:53:20 AM Silverblade2
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'''Buried''' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2010 and has generated mainly positive reviews.

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'''Buried''' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2010 and has generated mainly positive reviews.2010.



* [[spoiler: DaydreamSurprise: Paul finally gets bathed in light as a team of soldiers unbury him and crack the coffin open, only for the movie to cut back to Paul, still staring at the wooden boards above him and daydreaming.]]
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]
** [[spoiler:Possibly an AmbiguousEnding.]] After the credits, there's a cryptic shot that shows us that [[spoiler: Paul wrote the name Mark White on the lid of his coffin. [[MindScrew The meaning of the shot is not immediately clear.]] It's possible that they dug Paul up successfully, took off the lid, saw the name on it, and assumed it was Mark White. The scene appears to be shot so that the lid is still on and the coffin is filling up with sand, but it's somewhat ambiguous, and Paul is out of it so the film could simply be showing us his perception of the situation. That still leaves a dead 26-year-old med student out there in Iraq somewhere, but the movie wasn't about him so it's a little less depressing.]]

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* [[spoiler: DaydreamSurprise: Paul [[spoiler:Paul finally gets bathed in light as a team of soldiers unbury him and crack the coffin open, only for the movie to cut back to Paul, still staring at the wooden boards above him and daydreaming.]]
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]
** [[spoiler:Possibly
DownerEnding: Possibly an AmbiguousEnding.]] After the credits, there's a cryptic shot that shows us that [[spoiler: Paul wrote the name Mark White on the lid of his coffin. [[MindScrew The meaning of the shot is not immediately clear.]] It's possible that they dug Paul up successfully, took off the lid, saw the name on it, and assumed it was Mark White. The scene appears to be shot so that the lid is still on and the coffin is filling up with sand, but it's somewhat ambiguous, and Paul is out of it so the film could simply be showing us his perception of the situation. That still leaves a dead 26-year-old med student out there in Iraq somewhere, but the movie wasn't about him so it's a little less depressing.]]



* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]

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* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog]]

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* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog]]%%* ShootTheShaggyDog
18th May '15 3:16:39 AM erforce
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailers promoted this as being similar to the ''{{Saw}}'' movies. It is nothing like it at all, and is closer to an art film.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailers promoted this as being similar to the ''{{Saw}}'' ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies. It is nothing like it at all, and is closer to an art film.
27th Jun '13 9:31:37 PM Sheora
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27th Jun '13 9:30:51 PM Sheora
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* {{Flashback}}: surprisingly averted, while most of the viewers expect to see some flashbacks to mix up a bit the constant scenes with just the wooden box and Ryan in it, the movie never actually leaves the box.

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* {{Flashback}}: surprisingly averted, Averted, while most of the viewers expect to see some flashbacks to mix up a bit the constant scenes with just the wooden box and Ryan in it, the movie never actually leaves the box.
2nd Apr '13 7:16:50 AM Austin
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* KickTheDog: Paul's employer phoning him in the coffin to inform him his employment has been terminated and his family will not receive any benefits. Jesus Christ, that was low.
4th Feb '13 5:56:30 PM NolanRBurke
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat

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* ObstructiveBureaucratObstructiveBureaucrat: Paul's employers, who [[spoiler:contact him to let him know that his employment was terminated that day and his family won't be recieving any insurance, then leave him to rot.]]
4th Feb '13 5:53:10 PM NolanRBurke
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* {{Fingore}}

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* {{Fingore}}{{Fingore}}: [[spoiler:Paul's captors make him cut off his own finger.]]
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