Fact-based story about the controversial conviction of Dr. Sam Sheppard (Peter Strauss) for the murder of his wife in Cleveland. The story picks up with his conviction and concentrates on ... See full summary »
Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds), truck driver and family man, wakes up buried alive in an old wooden coffin. Not knowing who might have put him there or why, his only chance to escape from this... See full summary »
Dale Pierce Taylor
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
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.
José Luis García Pérez,
Wayne Stracton, an unscrupulous psychopathic criminal, kidnaps the teenage Julie Burdock and buries her in a small box with air for only 83 hours. He demands half a million dollars from her father and gives him most detailed instructions on how to deliver the money. Meanwhile the FBI frantically tries to locate Julie, knowing that the kidnaper won't care for her after he's received the money and even less if he doesn't.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
I haven't seen the original film, that this one is a remake of, but I guess it's better than this. This film is based on a true story, but I don't know how true to the facts it is. The plot is pretty good, but terribly predictable, partly due to the fact that the whole film is being told as a flashback. It's also slow, especially for a 90-minute movie. The acting is mostly decent at best, with a few exceptions. Samantha Mathis was pretty good, and Peter Strauss was quite convincing. However, pretty much everyone else was overacted and hardly believable. R. Lee Ermey was somewhat good, but since this is the same role that he always plays, it was to be expected. The characters are somewhat well-written. The dialog is bad and pretty cliched. The film is fairly boring, and hard to sit through, mainly due to the predictability of the plot and the bad acting. It does have some good sequences, though, and is decent overall. Due to the various bad factors of the film, it has little to no re-watch value, and is not worth owning, even if you can get it for virtually nothing. I recommend it only to fans of thrillers, and only if it's on TV, and there's absolutely nothing worth watching for those 90 minutes. 5/10
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