• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    John Madden
    In Theaters:
    Sep 16, 2005 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 14, 2006
  • Miramax Films
  • Proof
    2 minutes 42 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Proof Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

Proof is a smart film, but it tries too hard. It wears its heart on its sleeve, and the pathos becomes a bit much because there is little to balance it out.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

April 25, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A limp, and utterly pointless melodrama that's never as intelligent as it thinks.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

August 20, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Timid staging faithful adaptation = no cinema

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

offers a convincing demonstration of the theorem that good writing and sensitive performances can equal an engaging and nuanced piece of cinema.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

August 2, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Madden stages the action with a minimum of imagination and gets a career-worst performance out of Davis in a key role, but the material still sputters to life on the strength of the writing and Paltrow's commitment to the part.

Full Review Source: AV Club

November 25, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 3, 2006
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

As a story about personal and family dysfunction, and about coming to terms with life's uncertainties, Proof isn't bad.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 27, 2006
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

A subtle, slow-burning mystery that does justice to its themes of identity, sanity and sacrifice.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

An elegant adaptation to the screen, with the play's qualities largely intact and great performances from Paltrow and Hope Davis, as her sister. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anthony Hopkins complete a dream cast.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

March 17, 2006
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Proof is something of a puzzle, an all-star drama that has the feel of a Sunday afternoon film. Think curiosity, not must see.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Intense and compelling, Proof is an absorbing film that shows the intricacies of the human mind are as complex as a mathematical equation.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 10, 2006
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Smart, well-acted, and wonderfully directed.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 24, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Sure, the play won the Pulitzer Prize, but that doesn't mean it makes a great film, in my opinion. Maybe it just works better on the stage.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 19, 2006
Peter Bradshaw

We are invited to believe that Hopkins, Paltrow and Gyllenhaal all have, in their various ways, alpha-brains. They look to me like they couldn't recite the three-times-table without smoke coming out of their ears.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/4

February 11, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Paltrow stars as a woman who may or may not be around the twist. Having named her real-life child after a piece of fruit, that's what I call inspired casting.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the story reveals a lot less substance than there appears to be.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

February 9, 2006
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Sadly, the impact of the clever parallelogram of emotional and philosophical concerns in Auburn and Rebecca Miller's screenplay is deadened by the director's overly literal -- mechanical -- cinematic interpretation.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006

A masterpiece before it reached the screen and maybe the highest praise that can be offered in celebration of this film version is that it remains one.

Full Review Source: MTV | Original Score: 4/4

February 7, 2006

For patient viewers, it does offer a carefully considered and ultimately inspiring examination of how the need for order and logic is less important than a willingness to embrace chaos.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2006

It's a quiet kind of triumph. I know no one saw it but I hope more people will.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 16, 2006
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