I just watched Buried for the first time. To all of the people who told me how unique and original the film is, you obviously don't know a lot about cinema. If Hitchcock is directing movies from beyond the grave, then Buried is his latest gem. From the opening title sequence to the complex camera angles and the melodramatic score... its very Hitchcockian (Lifeboat being the obvious comparison).... Having said all of that, Buried is fantastic. The entire 94 minutes running time is spent confined to the inside of a coffin... and not a single minute is wasted. This film is gripping from start to finish and Ryan Reynolds is fantastic. We feel his frustration, his panic and his terror. What would seem like such a simple film must have been such a complex and time consuming task with the coffin being filmed from every angle imaginable to maintain a steady and riveting movie experience. High praise from me!