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The Negotiation (2018)

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An ace crisis negotiator faces off against a cold-blooded hostage taker. Over the course of 21 hours, she attempts to crack his unusually calm demeanor and force him to reveal his motivations.

Director:

Jong-suk Lee (as Jong-Seok Lee)

Writer:

Sung-Hyun Choi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hyun Bin ... Min Tae-gu
Ye-jin Son ... Ha Chae-yun
Sang-ho Kim ... Ahn Hyuk-soo
Gwang Jang Gwang Jang ... Hwang Soo-suk
Young-nam Jang Young-nam Jang ... Section Chief Han
Joo-Young Lee Joo-Young Lee ... Lee Da-bin
Shi-Ah Lee Shi-Ah Lee ... Yoo Yeon-joo
Byung Mo Choi Byung Mo Choi ... Secretary Kong
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An ace crisis negotiator faces off against a cold-blooded hostage taker. Over the course of 21 hours, she attempts to crack his unusually calm demeanor and force him to reveal his motivations.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

CJ Entertainment America

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

19 September 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuôc Dàm Phán Sinh Tu See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Gross USA:

$109,856, 14 October 2018
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Runtime:

(CJ Entertainment)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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6.5 Stars
14 February 2019 | by foutainoflifeSee all my reviews

A negotiator, tired of seeing bad outcomes, decides to make a career change but before she can get out, she's called into a special negotiation where her boss is the hostage. This case is more than it seems but will she be able to avoid another bad outcome.

While this wasn't an awful film, it kinda goes haywire after what seemed to be a solid start. I thought the actors all played their roles well but the way that the script is put together had me struggling to keep up with whom did what, where, when, why and how. I had no problems with the effects or the pace. It just felt like there was too much going on.

I did like the film. I thought it was a decent thriller that had a few flaws. There are times when I watch foreign films and I start to wonder if maybe it might have been better had I been able to understand the language or had better subtitles. This might be one of those films. Check it out though. Maybe you can catch something I missed and it might just be the thing that makes this "Just Ok," film into an "Awesome" film.


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