Proof of Life Synopsis
A negotiator (Russell Crowe) tries to rescue a woman's (Meg Ryan) kidnapped husband (David Morse) .
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Fortunately, this film doesn't have to depend on off-screen dalliances to prove its worth.
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75

Chicago Tribune

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The movie delivers on its own terms. It may emerge a bit bruised and tattered around the edges, but its ever-beating heart provides the...
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73

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Proof of Life won't hold your heart hostage for very long after it's over, but here's looking at Russell Crowe -- he's the real deal,...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Whatever romantic tension the film has is communicated in the coiled-spring performance by Crowe, one of the most remarkable actors working.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The romantic subtext of their characters' relationship is the film's chief liability, and feels forced and undeveloped.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's absorbing, although draggy.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's never enough of a grabber to keep the mind from wandering to the romance it apparently sparked.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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...
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Slim pickings.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A hostage drama that oscillates between soap opera and action flick.
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Rated R | For violence, some drug related material and language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Good story, but too violent for kids.
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