Proof of Life

I’m not going to go into great length, except to say that I actually changed my rating upwards after watching the director’s commentary on this film. Upon first viewing, it’s easy to think this is a dramatic action film that takes a lot of liberties with the facts. Frighteningly, it doesn’t take those liberties. Learning the stories behind the film made it doubly fascinating. The film should have been much bigger, but stupid things happen. I recommend it for rental on DVD, as the director’s commentary is indispensable. So is the shot of Russell in the black tank as he’s walking away from the camera…but that’s another matter entirely.

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