Seriously good stuff
Different people have different tastes but I'm genuinely surprised that
Proof of Life has had such mixed reviews. I consider myself a fairly
critical movie-goer yet I was thoroughly engaged by this well-made,
well-acted and well-plotted piece of work.
The film is an intelligent balance between realistic action sequences (a
welcome change from the kind of nonsense witnessed in MI2 or Charlie's
Angels) and believable drama (which broadly avoided the crass melodrama
usually favoured by Hollywood).
One has a clear sense that here we have a pretty successful attempt to
it like it is' without compromising the need for dramatic tension. The
reviewer who said that PoL steers clear of both Hollywoodisation and
Political Correctness is spot on - many mainstream films are loaded with
both. Here's a film where you can say to yourself "Hey, this is probably
pretty close to what it's really like." There are no cartoon villains
inevitable cut-glass English accents). Nor is the rescue mission led by a
Crowe is suberb. He radiates the kind of quiet authority required by his
role. Meg Ryan is good too. She doesn't give off the "I'm such a saintly
martyr" vibe that Hollywood often demands of its female
I'd welcome a more sophisticated and challenging critique of PoL from
who really didn't like it (rather than "it was boring") because - for me -
it is miles ahead of 90% of what hits our cinemas. A proper night out at
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OK - passes a couple of hours satisfactorily
Proof Of Life is a satisfactory drama.
It starts out as a suspense thriller and ends up as an action thriller,
taking a little too long to get there. Along the way it winds in a not
altogether convincing almost-romance subplot.
Russell Crowe is excellent, as is David Morse (as always). Meg Ryan
comes across as cold, however: even when there are tears and emotional
moments, she never made me believe that she was actually feeling
anything. A shame, because a warmer performance would have added
immeasurably to the movie.
Most of the supporting players are fine.
There is an awful lot of un-subtitled Spanish. I suppose that this is
to drive home the utter isolation experienced by David Morse's
character, but there were times when I would have welcomed knowing what
was being said: it wasn't me who was kidnapped, after all.
A decent enough movie, but without anything to single it out as being