• 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
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

It's not just that [Paltrow] has trouble playing the part of a math genius; she seems to have trouble at times playing the part of a human being.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 6, 2005
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The story's genial unpretentiousness has been darkened and weighed down, and what's left is less than prime.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2005
Fernando F. Croce

Timid staging faithful adaptation = no cinema

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

Strong performances distract from an often convoluted story.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 21, 2005
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Gwyneth Paltrow plays the daughter of a famous dead mathematician in John Maddens terribly serious film adaptation of the much-admired Broadway play.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 15, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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PROOF will put a lot of viewers right back where they left off in 12th-grade calculus: asleep.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 16, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Paltrow is left alone, much like Catherine, suffering and longing for someone - anyone - to come up to her level. No one ever does.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 23, 2005
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
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
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

A melodrama is a melodrama, even if the people in it occasionally announce something like, 'I figured out how to get a lower bound for H.'

October 12, 2005
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
Arthur Lazere

Something went terribly wrong here and one of the fine theatrical experiences of recent years turns into celluloid dross.

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September 15, 2005
Alan Dale

[A]n infantile fantasy ... of not just being daddy's favorite but being chosen, by some mysterious power, to inherit his gift.

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November 9, 2005
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
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 Travers
Rolling Stone
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The sparks go out in John Madden's film version, with a script by Auburn and Rebecca Miller and starring a wan Gwyneth Paltrow.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 8, 2005
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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John Madden's competent, monotonous film version, not exactly stagebound but hardly freewheeling, only underscores its mechanical nature.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 13, 2005
Jan Stuart
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Proof, the movie, is alive and sulking.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

September 15, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Proof is like its own page of badly done math homework. It shows all work, all right. But it feels cribbed from an answer sheet. And it never proves a thing.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

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