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The story revolves around Ha Chae Yoon, a crisis negotiator for the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. She ends up in a duel with Min Tae Koo, who kidnaps her boss. Who will make it through the night? (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 7,188 users)
  • Ranked: #1140
  • Popularity: #1163
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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16 people found this review helpful
May 17, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
This was a very clear cut movie. I like how everything was portrayed at the pace that we were shown.

It's a very specific negotiation story. It's also quite shocking. You don't know what's happening underneath the surface of what we as viewers get to see. Until we are given more facts. It's a puzzle box. A very intriguing puzzle.

Acting was great by our two leads. The story was very well put together. You root for those you root for. That can change minute to minute in this film.

Hyun Bin put so many layers and such depth into his character. I knew there was only one way this could end at a certain time. I just didn't give up hope. Also just saying I've never been a huge fan of Son Ye Jin, but I was pretty happy with how she acted out her role. I'm not sure how I would feel had it been anyone else now.

I'm glad I watched it. I don't think many movies can do what this one did for me emotionally. I was also on the edge of my seat. Constantly worrying and thinking about what what will happen next.
I think it would take a little more time before I can watch it again. I mean its way too fresh.

Sara Rojas MAY 17 2019

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14 people found this review helpful
Feb 21, 2020
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
(Before talking seriously about the movie, I want to say that HYUN BIN IS FREAKING PERFECT, I ALMOST CAN'T SEE IT CAUSE HIS BEAUTY ITS TOO DISTRACTING. That's all, thanks)

The negotiation is a police drama that features Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin in a story about a series of kidnappings executed by Min Tae-Ku in which a negotiator in crisis will be involved. The plot is quite predictable and simple, there are no plot twists that surprise, as well as most of the characters are flat and with nothing to rescue, but still manage to entertain for two hours and maintain a decent suspense that hooks the viewer. And how did it do it? Thanks to two performances that take your breath. As for the characters there is no depth in them, the protagonist Ha Chae-Yoon is sentimental but stubborn; the villain on the other hand is apparently vile and bloodthirsty, but he does everything for a "noble" reason that puts him as sensitive and more of an antihero than a bad guy. In general, you see a simplistic and empty character writing, that without the amazing acting would be completely forgotten.

Now let's talk about the performance, which makes all of the above fall into oblivion for a second, Hyun Bin had a typical character and took him to the screen giving everything of himself, his mood swings, the want for violence and the power of Min Tae-Ku could be felt from the small square of the video-call. Also, Ye Jin gives a nice touch to a character who would otherwise be clumsy and intolerable. Both have what they can do with a plot that must be carried completely by them, with their conversations and their relationship. And I'll have to applaud the chemistry that the two have in the only 5 minutes they face each other.

Finally, and as I mentioned, the plot is based almost on the relationship between the main characters, because, although it is a police movie, there is very little action and the flow of the story is led by the conversations between them, so thanks to the stellar performances it ends up well. It's two entertaining hours, mainly for the performance, because the story delivers nothing more than a mediocre plot. It's something to see if you just want to spend time and give yourself a guilty pleasure with very good performances.

ALSO, if you like Hyun Bin and the undoubted chemistry it has with Son Ye Jin, then it is a must watch, there is nothing more to decide.

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  • Movie: The Negotiation
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 7,188 users)
  • Ranked: #1140
  • Popularity: #1163
  • Watchers: 14,150

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