Proof of Life

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Released 2000

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Director:
Taylor Hackford
Released:
2000
Rating:
R
Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Russell Crowe ("Cinderella Man," "A Beautiful Mind") and Golden Globe-nominee Meg Ryan ("Kate & Leopold," "You've Got Mail") star in this steamy romantic drama. When an American engineer working in South America is kidnapped, his wife enlists a special agent to help free him. Complications arise when the agent falls in love with her. Co-starring David Morse ("Bait," "The Green Mile") and Golden Globe-winner David Caruso (TV's "C.S.I. Miami," TV's "NYPD Blue"). Directed by Academy Award-winner Taylor Hackford ("Ray," "The Devil's Advocate").

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  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    What ultimately sinks this stylish but heartless film is a flat lead performance by the eternally snippy Meg Ryan.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    An ambitious film that aims to examine the human equations behind the abductions. But for all its good intentions, it's not as subtle as it might be, and it's finally pitched too b...

  • 40

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A disappointingly routine thriller that prefers to lean on tired Hollywood conventions rather than to explore fresh dramatic and stylistic territory.

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    Crime, Thrillers, Politics, Love & Romance