Proof of Life
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A woman whose marriage is in trouble finds herself falling for a new man as her husband's life hangs in the balance in this thriller. Peter Bowman (David Morse) and his wife Alice (Meg Ryan) have relocated to a small Latin American nation called Tecala; Peter works for an American engineering and construction firm, and his latest assignment has him building a dam that is intended to bring power to the developing nation. The ELT is a radical Marxist faction gearing up for political revolution in Tecala that has turned to kidnapping as a way to raise capital, and Peter is chosen as its next… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I was interested all through the movie--interested, but not riveted."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Good story, but too violent for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"About as thrilling as the Kansas plains."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Kidnapping romance showcases Crowe's gifts -- and Ryan's limitations."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"About as big a fiasco as the lumbering Gladiator."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"For all its nail-biting fusillades, it fails to score a shot to the heart."
‑ Michael Sragow,
"The unconvincing Proof of Life is a missed opportunity."
‑ Tony Macklin, Las Vegas CityLife
"Crackles, sputters, and starts up finally in the last half of the movie."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"Crowe proves once more what a commanding, persuasive presence he can be. Without even making a noticeable effort, he becomes the focal point of the story..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Proof of Life is two movies. It should have been just one."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Proof of Life refers to a negotiator's demand for proof a hostage is still may start wondering the same thing about the movie."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Whatever sparks ignited off the set fail to register on film, in essence ruining Taylor Hackford's drama."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Tragically for both Hackford and the punters, the best drama came when the cameras weren't rolling."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Can't some writers/directors concede to the fact that some stories work perfectly well on their own without having to force an awkward first kiss between the two leads?"
‑ Collin Souter,
"I wish there had been more proof in Proof of Life that the filmmakers were alive and kicking."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
More reviews for Proof of Life on Rotten Tomatoes

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