The Negotiator

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * · · · · )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * * )

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Ok, the preview looked really good. Samual L Jackson plays a police negotiator who turns into a kidnapper/terrorist and uses his vast experience to be one of the toughest baddies in the books. Frankly I should have left it with the preview. The movie turned out to be nothing more than a copy of the fugitive in an office building. The plot was overly complex and pretty unrealistic. The action was very anticlimactic since you know that Jacksons character couldnt hurt a fly if it landed on his burger. Conclude it with the writer attempting to pull at your heart strings with "we have a wounded cop here!" and you have a true waste of four bucks. The DVD is very well put together, causing more pain at the fact that it is for such a lousy flick. Dolby Digital 5.1, Anamorphic transfer, audio commentary by Samuel L. Jackson & Kevin Spacey, and documentary on real negotiators.