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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,773 - Total Helpful Votes: 599 of 846
Hostage [DVD] [2005] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bruce Willis
Hostage [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Bruce Willis
3.0 out of 5 stars Passable, 28 Aug 2014
Not quite diehard, but if you look at Bruce Willis as the action star this is one of his better efforts, purely based on the fact that it hasbquite an intellectual approach to the story. If looking for major action this is mearly a few bits of gunshots and a few stunts.

Plot wise it's a simple tale of a cop who acts as negotiator whilst being black mailed by the criminals who he's against, cue a few obvious twists and turns.

Not perfect but still watchable as an action thriller and quite well acted and directed, very stylish with the odd thrill thrown in.
The Negotiator [1998] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Samuel L. Jackson
The Negotiator [1998] [DVD] DVD ~ Samuel L. Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars stylish twisty thriller, 30 July 2014
After a large amount of great performances during the 90's both Jackson and Spacey remained on top form for this slightly cliche filled thriller, that for the most part works on it's own terms.

Top negotiator Jackson is set up to look like he killed his partner over a dispute with missing money from the police pension fund.

He takes internal affairs staff hostage and calls Spacey to the scene, knowing him to be a highly thought of negotiator.

There in lies the fun of the movie as we watch two highly intelligent men face off in a battle of wills as Jackson desperatly tries to clear his name and Spacey tries to free the hostages.

Slightly over long… Read more
Robin Hood - La Leggenda <b>DVD</b> ~ Uma Thurman
Robin Hood - La Leggenda DVD ~ Uma Thurman
3.0 out of 5 stars A pleasent surprise, 13 July 2014
No where near as glossy as the Kevin Costner film and not quite as gritty as the Russell Crowe version, this is aninterpretation of the myth and legend that falls between both.

It's down and dirty, but still remains some wit, humour and of course romance.

Patrick Bergin makes a likable rougue as Robin, whilst Uma Thurman in an early role is a good Marion, full of spirit and attitude.

The film got eclipsed by Prince of thieves, and whilst not as slick, is still a great take on a robin hood tale, full of action, a great supporting cast and well directed, it goes for realism rather than Hollywood gloss.

Well worth a watch.