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Proof Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
April 25, 2011
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 | Original Score: 5/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 20, 2010
A limp, and utterly pointless melodrama that's never as intelligent as it thinks.
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Timid staging faithful adaptation = no cinema
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 2, 2007
offers a convincing demonstration of the theorem that good writing and sensitive performances can equal an engaging and nuanced piece of cinema.
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 25, 2006
Madden stages the action with a minimum of imagination and gets a career-worst performance out of Davis in a key role, but the material still sputters to life on the strength of the writing and Paltrow's commitment to the part.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
As a story about personal and family dysfunction, and about coming to terms with life's uncertainties, Proof isn't bad.
| Original Score: 3/4
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
A subtle, slow-burning mystery that does justice to its themes of identity, sanity and sacrifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
March 17, 2006
An elegant adaptation to the screen, with the play's qualities largely intact and great performances from Paltrow and Hope Davis, as her sister. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anthony Hopkins complete a dream cast.
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
March 15, 2006
Proof is something of a puzzle, an all-star drama that has the feel of a Sunday afternoon film. Think curiosity, not must see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 10, 2006
Intense and compelling, Proof is an absorbing film that shows the intricacies of the human mind are as complex as a mathematical equation.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
February 24, 2006
Smart, well-acted, and wonderfully directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 19, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 11, 2006
We are invited to believe that Hopkins, Paltrow and Gyllenhaal all have, in their various ways, alpha-brains. They look to me like they couldn't recite the three-times-table without smoke coming out of their ears.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 10, 2006
Paltrow stars as a woman who may or may not be around the twist. Having named her real-life child after a piece of fruit, that's what I call inspired casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 9, 2006
...the story reveals a lot less substance than there appears to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
February 7, 2006
A masterpiece before it reached the screen and maybe the highest praise that can be offered in celebration of this film version is that it remains one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 31, 2006
For patient viewers, it does offer a carefully considered and ultimately inspiring examination of how the need for order and logic is less important than a willingness to embrace chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2006
It's a quiet kind of triumph. I know no one saw it but I hope more people will.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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