The Negotiator

"Good"

The Negotiator Review


Too long by half, this would-be tense thriller is bogged down by dull exposition and a plot that's supposed to be intricate... but turns out to be pretty obvious in the end. What's all the hubbub about? Spacey and Jackson are fine, but their perfromances are hardly inspired -- as we're reminded all too frequently that these aren't mind games being played by two hostage negotiators, this is an acting workshop. A decent rental, but otherwise DOA.


The Negotiator

Facts and Figures

Run time: 140 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 29th July 1998

Box Office Worldwide: $44.5M

Budget: $50M

Production compaines: Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson as Lt. Danny Roman, as Lt. Chris Sabian, as Cdr. Adam Beck, as Cdr. Grant Frost, as Chief Al Travis, J. T. Walsh as Insp. Terence Niebaum, as Maggie, as Rudy, Regina Taylor as Karen Roman, Bruce Beatty as Markus, Michael Cudlitz as Palermo, Carlos Gómez as Eagle, as Argento, as Scott, as Hellman, Doug Spinuzza as Tonray, Leonard L. Thomas as Allen, Stephen Lee as Farley, Lily Nicksay as Omar's Daughter, Lauri Johnson as Chief's Wife, Sabi Dorr as Bartender

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