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Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself. Written by
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At the end of the movie where Paul is trying to call several times without any answer, the camera is zooming in on the phone's display to focus on the battery life. However, during this zoom you can see that it says "No service" on the display. Despite this, Paul can dial/call without any problems right after. See more »
This is one of those movies that a bunch of critics and "art of filmmaking" buffs con people into seeing, then try to brainwash you into thinking you saw a great movie. This one is slightly chilling but boring at best. I am all for giving a low budget movie a chance and judging it accordingly, but if you loved this one you are definitely easily entertained and your bar is set significantly low.
The Acting wasn't bad considering there is only one actor (Ryan Reynolds) and a few voices on the other end of a cell phone. The premise is that a civilian contractor, a truck driver, is kidnapped in Iraq, buried alive with only a cell phone to keep him company. He will not be released and nobody will be given his location until he does exactly as his kidnappers say.
OK, I read some of the rave reviews, and yes, this is a psychological thriller, but come on, it's completely filmed in a box. The camera work is good and the Idea is good....for the first ten minutes, then you just want to fast forward until something happens outside of the box(and yes, the pun is intended).
I commend the filmmakers for the idea, and they did a great job of making it, for me though, I will not be conned into writing a rave review for something just because it is slightly different or because critics are telling me I should like it.
Don't be sheep that are led to slaughter, or in this case, don't be sheep buried alive with boredom for 95 minutes.
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