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The Negotiator

action & adventure, drama, thrillers


Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey star in this tense thriller about a hostage negotiator who, after being framed for murder, tries to clear his name by taking people hostage.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    75%
  • Audience Score
    79%

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Audience Reviews

4 stars

Jackson v Spacey - what do u get when two GREAT actors square off in movies?? - A superb movie!! Sam Jackson is the Chicago cop framed for the murder of his partner. Facing prison and reciveving no help from his now hostile team, he goes on the offensive, taking hostage the Internal Affairs officer investigating him and others. Realising only his superior skills and training can keep him alive, he allies himself with his anoher negotiator whom he only knows by reputation, to help him find out who murdered his partenr and why. Tense, nail biting and powerful performance by two Hollywood heavywieghts in a superb thriller by a greta director with credits such as A Man Apart, The Italian Job remake and Friday.

- kpn666, Sunday, February 22, 2009

3 stars

Jackson and Spacey are brilliant and obviously in their element. The average story seems to be the only thing holding this film back.

- shawnewing92, Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2 stars

I?m glad Paul Giamatti turns down the stupid comedy roles these days. It?s an ok film, but it should?ve been better due to its great cast!

- SirPant, Monday, September 21, 2009