Review | Buried

Opens: Friday 9/24

Us rating: 1/2

Ryan Reynolds plays an American truck driver buried alive in Iraq by unseen kidnappers in this endless, claustrophobic thriller. The boy in a box talks on a cell -- which somehow works underground -- as he tries to get stateside help and reach the wife who warned him not to take this job in a war zone. His improbable dialogue fills most of the movie's 94 minutes. The one "highlight": He battles a snake with a lighter and a flask of booze. It's a mind-numbing bore.