Critics Gave New Ryan Reynolds ‘Buried’ Movie Mostly Positive Reviews
Critics gave new Ryan Reynolds ‘Buried’ movie mostly positive reviews. Lionsgate released their new mystery/thriller, Ryan Reynolds branded flick “Buried” into theaters this weekend,and most of the top movie critics seemed to be pleased with it,giving it mostly positive scores. However,there was one or two who didn’t quite like it. It stars: Ryan Reynolds and Jose Maria Yazpik.
Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun-Times gave it an A rating. He said, The use of 2:35 wide screen paradoxically increases the effect of claustrophobia. I would not like to be buried alive. Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune gave it a B. He stated, This exercise in racked nerves makes most of the year’s thrillers look like flailing maniacs by comparison.
Claudia Puig at USA Today gave it another A. She stated, Those drawn to unusual, unflinching feats of filmmaking and rare acting turns as well as sustained suspense will be captivated by Buried.
James Berardinelli at Reelviews gave it an A. He said, The movie works not because of twists and switchbacks in the narrative, but because of the skill with which Cortés has conceived this singularly disturbing nightmare.
Rob Nelson at Variety gave it an A-. He said, In purely cinematic terms, Buried, set in late 2006, is an ingenious exercise in sustained tension that would make Alfred Hitchcock turn over in his grave.
Amy Biancolli at the San Francisco Chronicle gave it a B+. She said, Inky-black humor does strike on occasion, and when it does, it’s surprising. So is the movie’s star, who sweats and shrieks with game intensity and a capacity for discomfort that would impress a Byzantine saint.
Lisa Schwarzbaum at Entertainment Weekly gave it a B. She said, The political angle is gratuitous, even foolish, and certainly a distraction from the movie’s visual strengths. Kyle Smith at the New York Post gave it a B-. He stated, On a technical level Buried is impressive, at times blisteringly suspenseful.
Peter Travers at Rolling Stone gave it a C. He said, Ninety minutes of being buried alive with Ryan Reynolds. Didn’t we all suffer that in “The Proposal”? Stephen Holden at the New York Times gave it a bad D rating. He said, In the movie’s cheapest, most exploitative gesture,just as it is about to run out of tricks,a snake slithers into the pine box in which Paul awakens bound and gagged, not knowing where he is. With that gimmick, the movie sacrifices its last shred of integrity.