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Proof of Life Reviews

David Ansen
Newsweek
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March 31, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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September 26, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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| Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2001
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News | Original Score: C+

February 7, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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February 7, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I was interested all through the movie--interested, but not riveted.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 8, 2000
Michael Sragow
Salon.com
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For all its nail-biting fusillades, it fails to score a shot to the heart.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 8, 2000
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Proof of Life refers to a negotiator's demand for proof a hostage is still alive...you may start wondering the same thing about the movie.

December 8, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Proof of Life is intelligent, but culturally biased and less than altogether compelling.

December 8, 2000
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Well directed, superbly acted, full of conflicting emotions and has subtle psychological shifts in loyalties.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

December 8, 2000
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
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Emotionally off kilter.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2000
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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The overriding feel of this film: purposelessness.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

December 8, 2000
John Anderson
Newsday
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Hackford bookends his movie with some terrific action sequences, but the center is a void.

Full Review Source: Newsday

December 8, 2000
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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There's much in Proof to excite and involve you.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

December 8, 2000
Larry Worth
Associated Press
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Proof...verifies that quality filmmaking triumphs over tabloid gossip.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

December 8, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Go to see Proof of Life and remember to stay to the very end.

December 8, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Hackford and company don't deliver in Proof of Life.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2000
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Proof of life? Only at the end of the movie.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

December 8, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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What ultimately sinks this stylish but heartless film is a flat lead performance by the eternally snippy Meg Ryan.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 8, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's the same old story, a fight for love and glory, except that time goes by . . . slowwwwly.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 8, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Proof of Life isn't a movie. It's an overpriced scrapbook.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/5

December 8, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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This Taylor Hackford-directed, Tony Gilroy-written film, solidly and professionally made though it is, is nowhere near as engrossing as looking for signs of life between the two lead performers.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2000
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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A reasonably engrossing thriller.

December 7, 2000
Peter Brunette
Film.com
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[A] flat and thoroughly predictable piece of filmmaking.

December 7, 2000
Gemma Files
Film.com
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This is half a good movie held hostage to the other, trashier half, and unfortunately for all of us, no rescue seems forthcoming.

December 7, 2000
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The film is still paint-by-numbers.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

December 7, 2000
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The movie delivers on its own terms.

December 7, 2000
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
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I liked it.

| Original Score: B

December 7, 2000
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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In a year of so many so-so movies, Proof of Life is the so-soest.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

December 6, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A first-rate thriller.

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The movie's impressive look cannot fully compensate for the uneven and partially involving nature of the overall story.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Story's backdrop is interesting and relevant, but nearly everything that has been placed in the foreground is hackneyed and lacking in imagination.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
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