Movie Trailer for The Negotiator (1998) starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer, J.T. Walsh, Siobhan Fallon, Paul Giamatti directed by F. Gary Gray Movie Review

The Negotiator (1998)   4/54/54/54/54/5

Trailer for The Negotiator

It has to be said that the storyline to "The Negotiator" is a simple one but also very effective. Once we've had the set up and understand that Danny Roman is forced to turn hostage taker when he is set up it turns into a game of cat and mouse. But it's an interesting game of cat and mouse because it's basically a cop against cops, a negotiator who knows the tactical play book and so is one step ahead of everyone. It adds a layer of intelligence to the proceedings making it far more interesting than your average hostage/ action movie. And it plays on this layer of intelligence as we are introduced to outside negotiator Chris Sabian; you question why Roman wanted Sabian and as the storyline develops things slowly become clearer. It really is very simple, even at times a little formulaic but it all works. ... Read Review