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
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  1. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    75
    The movie delivers on its own terms. It may emerge a bit bruised and tattered around the edges, but its ever-beating heart provides the ultimate Proof of Life.
  2. Fortunately, this film doesn't have to depend on off-screen dalliances to prove its worth.
  3. 73
    Proof of Life won't hold your heart hostage for very long after it's over, but here's looking at Russell Crowe -- he's the real deal, sweetheart.
  4. 63
    Disappointingly routine kidnapping thriller with soap-opera trimmings.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    It's never enough of a grabber to keep the mind from wandering to the romance it apparently sparked.
  6. The romantic subtext of their characters' relationship is the film's chief liability, and feels forced and undeveloped.
  7. Whatever romantic tension the film has is communicated in the coiled-spring performance by Crowe, one of the most remarkable actors working.
  8. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    It's absorbing, although draggy.
  9. 63
    I was interested all through the movie--interested, but not riveted. I cared, but not quite enough.
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 »