Hostage to suspense

Russell Crowe is magnetic but the rest of the high-stakes kidnapping drama "Proof of Life" is a nail-biter without heart.

By Read by Michael Sragow

Published December 18, 2000 8:00PM (EST)

Salon columnist Michael Sragow was a movie critic and editor at Rolling Stone, and now writes on film for the New Yorker and other publications. Listen to his weekly audio recordings discussing movies and DVDs.

This week, Sragow talks about the high-stakes kidnapping drama "Proof of Life" and says that while Russell Crowe's performance is compelling, the rest of the film falls short.

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