The Negotiator Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2965

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 211

Theatrical Release Date: 07/29/1998

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: F. Gary Gray

Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer, J.T. Walsh

Plot: Two Chicago Police Negotiators find themselves in an awkward position as one tries to talk the other one out of a hostage situation.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/05/2013

An overly familiar hostage action/drama bolstered by the charisma of it's two stars. It's all very formulaic but watchable enough.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/17/2012

The commanding performances by the lead cast elevate this thriller to an exciting and interesting rollercoaster ride. Samuel L. Jackson is best at playing a desperate man and here, the script smartly continues to elevate the stakes to seemingly insurmountable heights. It's a little farfetched at times, but it never loses its entertainment value.

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Ikkinbot - wrote on 11/09/2009

The Negotiator is a great action mystery. I feel it does not get a lot of recognition, but the story is very good. Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey are great in all their scenes together. Their dialogue in this movie are great. The side characters are also well acted and interesting.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/02/2012

Lieutenant Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is a competent police hostage negotiator whose partner, Nathan “Nate” Roenick (Paul Guilfoyle), was murdered. Danny is being framed for the killing with the gun and offshore accounts. Danny holds people hostage and would like to talk to Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey). Film tends to slow down because of the research done to find the mastermind who had Nate killed. Only reservations this critic noticed is the unresolved “informant” and how Danny didn’t fight off or question Chris when a gun was pointed at him. Soundtrack was respectable and screenplay was interesting. The performances of Spacey and Jackson are the main highlights and themes of trust and friendship was exemplified. The Negotiator starts and ends brilliantly with …

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