Good story, but too violent for kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
The unconvincing Proof of Life is a missed opportunity.
| Original Score: 2.0/5
Whatever sparks ignited off the set fail to register on film, in essence ruining Taylor Hackford's drama.
| Original Score: 2/4
About as thrilling as the Kansas plains.
Crackles, sputters, and starts up finally in the last half of the movie.
| Original Score: C-
Tragically for both Hackford and the punters, the best drama came when the cameras weren't rolling.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kidnapping romance showcases Crowe's gifts -- and Ryan's limitations.
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...
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?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
About as big a fiasco as the lumbering Gladiator.
| Original Score: short
Proof of Life is two movies. It should have been just one.
I wish there had been more proof in Proof of Life that the filmmakers were alive and kicking.
| Original Score: 6/10
A well-acted disappointment.
Larga, tediosa y manipuladora, es uno de los grandes fracasos del aņo
an entertaining thriller, even if there are some fairly large plot holes and inconsistencies
| Original Score: 3/4
The action in Proof of Life is standard stuff, but very well-done.
Expository flaws are easily forgotten as Proof of Life picks up steam
| Original Score: B
Crowe's commanding performance stands out too strongly against the backdrop of this awkwardly paced, off balance production.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A film that because of its cast and subject matter should have been much, much better.
Although [the script] throws out some interesting ideas, it has trouble fashioning them into a compelling thriller.
| Original Score: 7/10