Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
Watch On
  1. 60
    Against the lush backdrop of the Andes, Crowe and Caruso define on-screen cool: good guys in a match of wits and firepower who even talk about their emotions.
  2. 60
    Exactly the sort of good bad movie that Hollywood does best -- it's big, worthless fun.
  3. 60
    His (Crowe) emotionally charged performance stands in contrast to Ryan's annoying, movie-star turn.
  4. 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 a man whose idea of style is a jacket not crusted in human blood.
  5. 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 broadly to achieve the level of emotional truth it aims for.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    50
    Crowe gets to use his real Aussie voice, which works better with that poker face, and his underplaying at times has a psychotic intensity. But Ryan looks dopey when she's supposed to be stressed-out.
  7. Morse and Caruso provide better reasons to see this film than do Ryan and Crowe.
  8. In Proof of Life it's the same old story, a fight for love and glory, except that time goes by . . . slowwwwly.
  9. What ultimately sinks this stylish but heartless film is a flat lead performance by the eternally snippy Meg Ryan.
  10. Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    50
    Everything about Proof of Life is intriguing and a little off.
  11. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    This slick, handsomely produced thriller only gets the pulse half racing.
  12. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    40
    This is half a good movie held hostage to the other, trashier half, and unfortunately for all of us, no rescue seems forthcoming.
  13. 40
    Slim pickings.
  14. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    A disappointingly routine thriller that prefers to lean on tired Hollywood conventions rather than to explore fresh dramatic and stylistic territory.
  15. 40
    Flat and thoroughly predictable piece of filmmaking.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Aug 23, 2013
    7
    It is one of those been there seen that type of movies, but it was exciting and naturally acted.There was some beautiful landscapes. It isn'tIt is one of those been there seen that type of movies, but it was exciting and naturally acted.There was some beautiful landscapes. It isn't memorable, however it is a good see. Full Review »
  2. Jan 14, 2012
    0
    This movie sucks in every single way, despite the racist message that want to show Colombia as a dangerous country, the plot sucks. Its aThis movie sucks in every single way, despite the racist message that want to show Colombia as a dangerous country, the plot sucks. Its a waste of time and if u intend to buy, please don't do it! Full Review »
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    7
    Guilty pleasure movie. Russell Crowe makes it worth watching, this is Meg Ryan on the cusp of weird cosmetic procedures, before she becameGuilty pleasure movie. Russell Crowe makes it worth watching, this is Meg Ryan on the cusp of weird cosmetic procedures, before she became cringe-worthy. Full Review »