The Deal (2005)

The Deal



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Money and power bring major corruption to the world's energy marketplace in this taut political drama. After a long war between the United States and a coalition of Middle Eastern nations leads to a gap in the flow of multinational oil trading, the price of gasoline in America shoots past six dollars a gallon and both the energy industry and the stock market are walking on thin ice. In the midst of this instability, Tom Hansen (Christian Slater), a leading advisor at of one Wall Street's top … More

Rating: R (for language and some violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ruth Epstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 16, 2005
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as Tom Hanson

as Abbey Gallagher

as Jared Tolson

as Hank Weiss

as Professor Roseman

as John Cortland

as Jerome Halliday

as Janice Long

as Shane Waller

as Richard Kester

as Lucy Rahlston

as Sara Kester

as Theo Gorbov

as Nicholai Chernoff
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Critic Reviews for The Deal

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (20)

There's too much of that inside-baseball talk, and too many ridiculous plot turns that require intelligent people to make really stupid decisions, just so the suspense can be sustained.

Full Review… | July 11, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Epstein and Kahn might have been better off leaving the assassinations, kidnappings and cliffhangers to Grisham and made a simpler, more realistic movie about a desperate young banker juggling deals and trying to stay afloat.

Full Review… | June 18, 2005
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Far from the real deal when it comes to even a modicum of plausibility on a politically hot topic.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Seldom entertaining.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The Deal clearly aims at being a roman-a-clef. Instead it's more of a roman-a-clumsy.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Full of dizzying technical detail that only those in mergers-and-acquisitions may fully appreciate.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Deal

The storyline of "The Deal" has a good premise Unfortunately, the screenplay is confusing. The movie's uneven because its thrill factor is propelled through at least half way by withholding important facts about the plot. Both Christian Slater and Selma Blair are great though.

Corporations, Wall Street, Russian Mafia, U.S. government. Phony oil deal with lots of players. Betrayals and in-fighting. Simplistic, but seems complex and sheet-pulling on the back room and board folk. Not that good, but OK enough to pass time with.

Alaine B

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