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The Negotiator

DVD Video, Special Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 358 customer reviews
IMDb7.3/10

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Product Description

This film centers on a former FBI hostage negotiator who, after being framed for murder, tries to clear his name by taking several people hostage in order to uncover the guilty party.

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Although it eventually runs out of smart ideas and resorts to a typically explosive finale, this above-average thriller rises above its formulaic limitations on the strength of powerful performances by Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey. Both play Chicago police negotiators with hotshot reputations, but when Jackson's character finds himself falsely accused of embezzling funds from a police pension fund, he's so thoroughly framed that he must take extreme measures to prove his innocence. He takes hostages in police headquarters to buy time and plan his strategy, demanding that Spacey be brought in to mediate with him as an army of cops threatens to attack, and a media circus ensues. Both negotiators know how to get into the other man's thoughts, and this intellectual showdown allows both Spacey and Jackson to ignite the screen with a burst of volatile intensity. Director F. Gary Gray is disadvantaged by an otherwise predictable screenplay, but he has a knack for building suspense and is generous to a fine supporting cast, including Paul Giamatti as one of Jackson's high-strung hostages, and the late J.T. Walsh in what would sadly be his final big-screen role. The movie should have trusted its compelling characters a little more, probing their psyches more intensely to give the suspense a deeper dramatic foundation, but it's good enough to give two great actors a chance to strut their stuff. --Jeff Shannon


Special features

  • Documentary "The 11th Hour: Stories from Real Negotiators", profiling real-life police negotiators
  • Chicago on-location behind-the-scenes documentary

Product details

  • Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer
  • Directors: F. Gary Gray
  • Writers: James DeMonaco, Kevin Fox
  • Producers: Albert Beveridge, Arnon Milchan, David Hoberman, David Nicksay, Robert Stone
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Special Edition, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 358 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 0790739739
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,327 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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