Proof of Life Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 8, 2000
I was interested all through the movie--interested, but not riveted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The movie's impressive look cannot fully compensate for the uneven and partially involving nature of the overall story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Macklin
Las Vegas CityLife
February 2, 2009
The unconvincing Proof of Life is a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Victoria Alexander
December 7, 2000
The trouble with Proof of Life is that this high stakes crisis -- in real life -- probably causes more personal stress and conflict than we saw.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 8, 2000
It's the same old story, a fight for love and glory, except that time goes by . . . slowwwwly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Todd McCarthy
January 1, 2000
Story's backdrop is interesting and relevant, but nearly everything that has been placed in the foreground is hackneyed and lacking in imagination.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 8, 2000
Proof of life? Only at the end of the movie.
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Peter Brunette
December 7, 2000
[A] flat and thoroughly predictable piece of filmmaking.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 1, 2000
The story ... is far less exciting than the gossip generated during the film's production.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 8, 2000
Messy plotting, contextless direction, superfluous characters, often inept acting, and zero chemistry between its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 21, 2001
Larga, tediosa y manipuladora, es uno de los grandes fracasos del aņo
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The film failed to have a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| 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-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
When it's dull, which it is too often for a kidnap caper, this movie is about a woman chirping 'notice anything new about my outfit?' to a man whose idea of style is a jacket not crusted in human blood.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
December 7, 2000
The film is still paint-by-numbers.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 7, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 2, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 7, 2001
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
February 7, 2001
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October 31, 2001
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 17, 2002
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
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March 24, 2002

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June 5, 2002

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June 19, 2002

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 9, 2002
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