Last year's The Disappearance of Alice Creed was remarkable for a number of reasons, one of which was that just three actors, seen primarily in one small apartment, could create such action, drama and a sense of dread.
Buried is even more remarkable in that it stars one actor: Ryan Reynolds. All the action -- the entire 90 minutes of the film -- takes place inside the coffin in which his character has been buried alive. So, Reynolds can use only his head and hands to convey his emotions.
His character, Paul Conroy, is a contract truck driver in Iraq whose convoy was ambushed. He's been kidnapped and locked in a wooden box with only a cell phone and a lighter. You'll marvel at Conroy's resourcefulness and will to survive. But, the real marvel is what an acting tour de force pretty boy Reynolds turns out to be. See it.