Comments : Inside Man
Two words (thanks to reno for the correction) to desribe this movie: excellent entertainment.
Having The Negotiator in mind, I was happily surprised with the movie. If you are waiting for a gloomy, hard story depicting "serious" negotiation between the good guys and the bad guys, you'd be as surprised as I was. It's a thriller indeed. It's about negotiation, true, but with side-kicks and black humour. The combination of thriller and comedy is refreshing. This thriller does not only make your heart throbbing all the way through the movie, it also makes you laugh and whisper: "that's a good one". It's like paying one ticket to watch two movies.
It is, indeed, a bargain.
Rapid rhythm combines with short flash-back and side stories keeps you awake and attentive. Skilled performances from all important characters and witty dialogues do not allow your mind to wander away, even for a second. Sarcastic humour, play on words, and reference-ladden remarks successfully show the irony of the hostage situation.
If you enjoy seeing rough-talking polices challenge sharp and composed criminals, while having a kicking-ass lady to boss around, you'd definitely enjoy the movie.
Shall I put a grade on this one? 5.5 out of 6!