release year:1997 genre:action/drama viewing setting:theater, 1/20/97 what I expected:another mediocre effort from Eddie Murphy what I got:your basic entertaining cop drama
synopsis:Sharp, wisecracking negotiator-cop must deal with vengeful criminal mastermind both before he's caught and after he escapes.
impressions:This was fairly well-paced, with a good mix of action, drama, and suspense. The plot was solid, as was the acting.
acting:Eddie's comeback continues, a little more slowly with this one than with The Nutty Professor. The bad guy was pretty scary - I thought for a while that this movie might have an ending like Seven.
final word:It's no Beverly Hills Cop, but it's well-made and moves along.
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