Proof of Life

Rated 4.0

When an American engineer in South America (David Morse) is kidnapped, his wife (Meg Ryan) trusts a kidnap-and-ransom specialist (Russell Crowe) to gain his freedom. As the crisis stretches out, the wife and the negotiator grow increasingly attracted to each other—in the movie as well as in real life. Crowe’s smoldering intensity is the film’s greatest asset.