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Proof of Life Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    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.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    It's never enough of a grabber to keep the mind from wandering to the romance it apparently sparked.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    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.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Good story, but too violent for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is very violent, with a lot of shooting and explosions and many deaths. Characters use very strong language. One of the bad guys uses drugs, and some of the good guys drink as a response to stress and as a way of bonding.

  • Families can talk about how people evaluate risks and how they decide whom to trust. Why did Terry come back? What will he do next?

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Shoot-outs, torture, tense scenes of peril, many deaths.

  • sex false1

    Sex: Mild.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink and smoke and use drugs.