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Very violent hostage drama.
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Rotten: Visually stylish but highly improbable.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Thursday, March 17, 2005
Rotten: Doug Richardson's script is as riddled with plot holes as Pollak's house is with bullets.
- Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Friday, March 11, 2005
Fresh: This is one movie that would be incomplete without a soda, some popcorn, and a box of chocolate covered something.
- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Run of the mill Bruce Willis action flick and I love me some Bruce Willis so it was definitely a good time. I did feel like this was an older movie, not sure if that's a good thing or not.
- purplemegan, Friday, October 2, 2009
This was a pretty good thriller, and a few twists and turns along the way to keep you guessing. Bruce Willis is one of my all time favorite action thriller stars, you can never ignore one of his movies, and this is one lots of people can enjoy. I guess it follows in the tradition of many cop thrillers such as The Negotiator and Speed, a great thrill ride with a great climactic moment till the end.... the as such with these movies, destined to fade away into obscurity... :-( Though not much in high voltage action scenes, its thrilling was okay... not the best but passable enough. Willis manages to keep it moving so i guess his star power is still going good. Though I believe The Negotiator is still the better movie, of course with double the star power with Sam Jackson and Kevin Spacey and more twists and turns than a Pac Man maze. Anyways, as it is, a one off cop movie which is great the first time, good the next, alright the third, forgotten in the fourth.
- kpn666, Saturday, June 21, 2008
Willis plays a worn out big city cop (his career cliche) negotiator who scales back his life and tries to go country to relax ... guess what happens? Ben Foster actually plays the psycho killer cliche with praiseworthy empathy in this rote action/thriller exercise with no surprises.
- ApeneckFletcher, Wednesday, May 30, 2012