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Proof of Life Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 4, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2001
Read More | Original Score: C+
December 8, 2000
I was interested all through the movie--interested, but not riveted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 8, 2000
For all its nail-biting fusillades, it fails to score a shot to the heart.
December 8, 2000
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
Proof of Life is intelligent, but culturally biased and less than altogether compelling.
December 8, 2000
Well directed, superbly acted, full of conflicting emotions and has subtle psychological shifts in loyalties.
December 8, 2000
Emotionally off kilter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2000
The overriding feel of this film: purposelessness.
December 8, 2000
Hackford bookends his movie with some terrific action sequences, but the center is a void.
December 8, 2000
There's much in Proof to excite and involve you.
December 8, 2000
Proof...verifies that quality filmmaking triumphs over tabloid gossip.
December 8, 2000
Go to see Proof of Life and remember to stay to the very end.
December 8, 2000
Hackford and company don't deliver in Proof of Life.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2000
Proof of life? Only at the end of the movie.
December 8, 2000
What ultimately sinks this stylish but heartless film is a flat lead performance by the eternally snippy Meg Ryan.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 8, 2000
It's the same old story, a fight for love and glory, except that time goes by . . . slowwwwly.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 8, 2000
Proof of Life isn't a movie. It's an overpriced scrapbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 8, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 7, 2000
A reasonably engrossing thriller.
December 7, 2000
[A] flat and thoroughly predictable piece of filmmaking.
December 7, 2000
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
The film is still paint-by-numbers.
December 7, 2000
The movie delivers on its own terms.
December 6, 2000
In a year of so many so-so movies, Proof of Life is the so-soest.
Read More | Original Score: C
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+
January 1, 2000
A first-rate thriller.
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
January 1, 2000
Its wit, vigor and rue make it a superior entertainment.
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.