Proof of Life Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Good story, but too violent for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Macklin
Las Vegas CityLife
February 2, 2009
The unconvincing Proof of Life is a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 14, 2007
Whatever sparks ignited off the set fail to register on film, in essence ruining Taylor Hackford's drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
About as thrilling as the Kansas plains.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
March 16, 2004
Crackles, sputters, and starts up finally in the last half of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
April 1, 2003
Tragically for both Hackford and the punters, the best drama came when the cameras weren't rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Kidnapping romance showcases Crowe's gifts -- and Ryan's limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
Crowe proves once more what a commanding, persuasive presence he can be. Without even making a noticeable effort, he becomes the focal point of the story...
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
May 25, 2002
Can't some writers/directors concede to the fact that some stories work perfectly well on their own without having to force an awkward first kiss between the two leads?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
About as big a fiasco as the lumbering Gladiator.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
Proof of Life is two movies. It should have been just one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 20, 2001
I wish there had been more proof in Proof of Life that the filmmakers were alive and kicking.
| Original Score: 6/10
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
March 29, 2001
A well-acted disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2001
Larga, tediosa y manipuladora, es uno de los grandes fracasos del aņo
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
an entertaining thriller, even if there are some fairly large plot holes and inconsistencies
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
February 7, 2001
The action in Proof of Life is standard stuff, but very well-done.
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
February 7, 2001
Expository flaws are easily forgotten as Proof of Life picks up steam
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
February 7, 2001
Crowe's commanding performance stands out too strongly against the backdrop of this awkwardly paced, off balance production.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 18, 2000
A film that because of its cast and subject matter should have been much, much better.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 8, 2000
Although [the script] throws out some interesting ideas, it has trouble fashioning them into a compelling thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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