Proof (1991)

The story of a blind man's search for the ultimate truth.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 20, 1991
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rita Kempley
Washington Post

In this quietly compelling black comedy, Moorhouse employs artistic vision and camera craft to bring the hero's humming, hand-felt universe amazingly to light.

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Emanuel Levy

A touching, well acted melodrama

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Spellbinding unconventional psychological drama about a blind man dealing with emotional security.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If there is a kind of movie I like better than any other, it is this kind, the close observation of particular lives, perhaps because it exploits so completely the cinema's potential for voyeurism.

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TV Guide

Moorhouse has written three full, rich characters who come vividly alive as acted by the excellent cast. Though the film is unabashedly unrealistic from the outset, it never for a moment feels contrived.

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Rob Gonsalves

The performances (especially Weaving's) have a delicacy and a questing, intellectual drive absent from most movies.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There are adroit little truths everywhere, touching on blindness, cruelty, loneliness, deception and love. Writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse has a dynamic knack for psychological twists, and for suspense in the unlikeliest of places.

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Moorhouse's debut examines how much our perception of 'the truth' is moulded by others and uses an intriguing and powerful premise to illustrate her point.

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David Thomas

Andy's actions suggest a complicated personality, but the half-assed backstory he feeds Martin does little to bring that persona into any sort of sharp relief.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Nasty little gem of a film.
Dan Schultz
A beautiful, under-seen gem that features a regular outstanding performance from Russell Crowe, as well as one of Hugo Weaving's (perhaps the most… More
Kevin M. Williams
Highly improbable bit about a blind guy who takes pictures and then asks people to describe what's on the film so as a way to check on what really happened… More
Dean McKenna
A bizarre but superb drama on the emotional games three people play, wittily and pereceptively captured by novice writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse and acted… More
Sajin P A
A well-scripted movie - one of many that I regret not to have watched before. "Proof" is the story of a blind man, but his worse handicap being his… More
John Ballantine
This early turn by Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe really turns into something interesting. I'm very impressed by the Australian film system in churning out… More