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Negotiator 1998

4.5 out of 5 stars (86) IMDb 7.3/10

Heavyweight Hollywood thesps Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey face off in this siege thriller. Hostage negotiator Danny Roman (Jackson) is forced to take his own prisoners after he is accused of murdering his partner.A. Confidential' and 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'.

Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey
Runtime:
2 hours, 19 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure, Crime
Director F. Gary Gray
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey
Supporting actors David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer, J.T. Walsh, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Paul Giamatti, Regina Taylor, Bruce Beatty, Michael Cudlitz, Carlos Gómez, Tim Kelleher, Dean Norris, Nestor Serrano, Doug Spinuzza, Leonard L. Thomas, Stephen Lee, Lily Nicksay, Lauri Johnson
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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By A Customer on 19 Sept. 2005
Format: DVD
No matter what film you see him in, Samuel L. Jackson proves his value to the film by becoming such a believable character. This film is the same as he dominates with co-negotiator Kevin Spacey, another actor of the highest quality who adds to any film he graces. I can't remember when I was last so impressed with a COMPLETE film including support characters, screenplay, storyline and general ability to hold the viewer through a series of twists and developments which are well worked and believable to the end. Like most high quality films, rather than good light entertainment like Ocean's Eleven and Twelve, The Negotiator is best watched uninterrupted as the flow is as important to the enjoyment as the other elements which make this so watchable. So set up the drinks and popcorn and settle down to a real acting treat.
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Format: VHS Tape
This is a great film! The two lead actors both do some real tour-de-force acting which gets very intense at times. Also, forget what anyone else says about the plot being a little thin. It's an action film as well as a thriller, what do you expect? The conclusion is obvious, but how it is reached is a non-stop thrill ride that will keep you glued to your screen to the bitter end! The plot specifics are a little complex in places and you have to keep your wits about you but it's thoroughly rewarding. a great vehicle for the acting talents of Jackson and Spacey and a film that's well worth a look.
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Format: DVD
I saw this film before my Kevin Spacey infatuation so I wasn't biased then - honest! Anyway I have always been a Samuel L Jackson fan and although this was not the video of my choice when I rented it initially it is now one of my firm favourites and a proud part of my DVD collection.
Basically what happens here is that the negotiator becomes the hostage taker in this intelligent plot, where you never really know until the final few minutes just who are the bad guys. Roman decides to call in the help of a man he met once but knows is as good a negotiator as he, Sabian - a man who knows the rules but doesnt know him or his coleagues from the squad. A man with no agendas and no 'favourites', a man who can help him find the truth about his friend Nate - his partner and the death that he is being framed for.
Even if you dont like these actors this is a film that is well worth seeing, the action and the dialogue shine, and the end will leave you breathless.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
For those who has watched the moive this line will be in one of the intense scenes in this thriller!!. Great moives not necessarily win awards, even though this hasnt the complicated 'setting up of a cop', it will keep you on your toes till the end.Super Acting by Samuel L Jackson and Kevin Spacy!,well done. Many say the best part comes right at the end but i deny it!. Its a good moive right from the start with snippets of action where needed.Also great acting from 'Bec' sorry i cant remember the name of him. Samuel belives himself and goes to the very end to find out who took his partner out and whos behind the ....,ok i wont spill it all out for those who haven't watched it. Great Moive. Must See.
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By A Customer on 14 Jan. 2004
Format: VHS Tape
wow - what can I say? This film is absolutely brilliant. The acting is superb, Kevin Spacey and Samuel L Jackson perfect, the timing of the action excellent. It is over 2 hours long yet it is so enthralling you hardly notice - Jackson works for the police as a negotiator, in hostage situations who is apparently guilty of murdering his partner. His only chance to prove his innocence is to hold people hostage, and insist on another negotiator who is not linked to his precinct where he believes there is 'bad cops' - enter Kevin Spacey - wow - what more could you ask for?!
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If you read a review of this film saying that it's all talk until the finale, don't believe a word. There's enough action here for any die hard Die Hard fan. But if you want a masterclass in modern Hollywood acting, that's here too - neither Jackson nor Spacy (surely, along with Morgan Freeman, the greatest film actors currently working) disappoint. The Negotiator is a good, tense, exciting, character-driven action film.
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Grab onto something all along the film, its permanent tension unfolds in so many aspects that is difficult to sum it all in one review. By the way the casting is gorgeous. Only thing is some psychological unreal or contested theories of truth telling but besides that this master piece creates great suspense in apple-pie order.

The bonus features are ok but not required or even enjoyable... in my opinion. Enjoy the movie!
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I'm a big fan of this film. As soon as i found out it was on blu ray i knew it was a must buy. Wasn't disappointed! Quality was great.
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