I am a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock and I started feeling the vibes of the maestro from the opening titles. Director Rodrigo Cortés is someone to keep an eye on.
And my first impression wasn’t mistaken either. The whole movie has a distinct feel of the kind of edge-of-your-seat, enhanced suspense that used to permeate so well the thrillers from long ago, when the bombast of visual effects, 3D, and extremely gratuitous gore and violence weren’t de rigueur.
The Bottom Line: Buried is a great thriller that is very well orchestrated. The incredibly handsome Ryan Reynolds holds his own and proves he’s not just another pretty face.