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The Deal (2005)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  17 June 2005 (USA)
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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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Jared Tolson: That's how the game is played! Just make the deal!
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political thriller ... quite routine and made without inspiration
3 May 2006 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

Director Harvey Kahn was completely deprived of any inspiration in bringing to screen this political thriller story, happening in the corridors of the big corporate companies dealing with dirty oil deals, in a close but probable future where the western world is immersed in a war with the Arab oil-rich countries.

Nothing can really save this production. The screenplay is routine and full of stereotypes, not batter in complexity than a mid-level TV movie. Acting of Christian Slater is fair, and Selma Blair getting full time screen is quite promising as an actress, but not enough to carry the film higher. Directing is mediocre, it keeps the conflict being obscure and confusing at the start, does not make anything happening on the screen more clear or more interesting later, and moves the camera in a neutral and dry manner.

Routine stuff, nobody would have been sorry if this film was not made.


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