Proof of Life
Proof of Life (2000)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 8, 2000
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2001
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its promising premise and superstar cast, Proof of Life is just a routine thriller that doesn't offer anything new.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I was interested all through the movie--interested, but not riveted.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Proof of Life is intelligent, but culturally biased and less than altogether compelling.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Good story, but too violent for kids.

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Michael Sragow

For all its nail-biting fusillades, it fails to score a shot to the heart.

Paul Clinton (

Well directed, superbly acted, full of conflicting emotions and has subtle psychological shifts in loyalties.

Tony Macklin
Las Vegas CityLife

The unconvincing Proof of Life is a missed opportunity.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Proof of Life refers to a negotiator's demand for proof a hostage is still may start wondering the same thing about the movie.

Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

Emotionally off kilter.

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Michael Dequina

Whatever sparks ignited off the set fail to register on film, in essence ruining Taylor Hackford's drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Nelson Pickens
It is what it is. You really cant blame this movie on Russell Crowe or Meg Ryan, but the atrocious screen writer and the studio that allowed this to be made.
Mason Williams
Proof of Life stars the very good Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe. Meg Ryans husband gets kidnapped while being in a foreign country. In order to save him and… More
Jani H
Well, first of all, "Proof of Life" is somewhat of a insignificant movie. Of course the subject of the film is important but there are too many… More
Red Lats
Russell Crowe stars as the solder who will rescue hostages. Meg Ryan stars as the wife who's hubby needs rescuing. There emerges this twisted tale of… More
Al S
A tense, stunning and pulse-pounding thriller that explodes with action, excitment, romance and suspense. A truly thrilling, gripping, nail-biting and… More
Candy Rose
Full of adventure. Very moving.

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