The Negotiator

The Negotiator (1998)

R  140 min  -  Action | Crime | Drama   -  29 July 1998 (USA)
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In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.


F. Gary Gray

There is nothing like Kevin Spacey in a bad sweater staring down Samuel L. Jackson who claims his white friends at the Chicago police force framed him. What would make you say something like Samuel?

Samuel is in full-fledged scary scream mode in this one. I am not sure where this falls in the Ezekial section of his career or "I hope they burn in Hell" section but there is a scene shot from a helicopter where he is screaming to the city of Chicago and staring the dozen or so SWAT officers trained on him with assault rifles to kill him. Epic!