Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
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Surprisingly efficient little gem
The premise is quite simple. Guy is trapped in a wooden box for the duration of the movie. Only one person is ever shown (except a little mobile phone video). That person is Ryan Reynolds. Somehow he makes it work. He's efficient and believable as an Iraq contractor (truck driver) who wakes up in a coffing buried to the ground and panics, cried, gets angry, negociates via phone etc...
I found that the suspence kept itself afloat throughout the movie to the final act and the time passed surprisingly fast. Very good, geniuine, believable movie. Very scary at times.