The Negotiation (2018)



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An ace police crisis negotiator, Chae-yoon, is called to the scene where her supervisor is taken hostage. Through the control room monitor, she is faced with the cold-blooded hostage taker, Tae-gu, whose actions are difficult to interpret. Against the 21-hour deadline Tae-gu has set, Chae-yoon tirelessly tries to crack the unusually calm perp. Eventually, the shocking truth begins to unveil.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Laden by melodramatic turns and an exposition-heavy last act, the slack programmer never develops into the thriller it aspires to be.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Not much that you haven't seen before, from the war-torn Middle Eastern city setting to exchanges illuminated by headlights, but it's still worth a look thanks to the intelligence and political clout of Gilroy's script combined with Hamm's star power.

Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hyun is so good here that he threatens to steal the limelight from Son, although she is equally terrific in her role.

Oct 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite this crime thriller's predictable storyline, stellar performances by the leads will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Oct 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's refreshing to see a woman front and center in an action thriller, and this hostage melodrama from Korea delivers on the thrills-and-spills level.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

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