SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Transformers: Last Knight
    2. Cars 3
   3. The Mummy
  4. Wonder Woman
 5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
6. Alien: Covenant


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
     3. Willow
    4. The Ghost and the Darkness
   5. An American Tail
  6. The Wind and the Lion
 7. Doctor Strange
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
       3. Titanic
      4. Avatar
     5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    6. Gladiator
   7. Star Wars: A New Hope
  8. Animal Farm
 9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
Home Page
The Negotiator
(1998)
Album Cover Art
1998 Restless
2003 Bootleg
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed and Produced by:

Arranged and Programmed by:
Paul Haslinger

Orchestrated by:
Tim Simonec
Del Hake
Clifford J. Tashner

Additional Music by:
Craig Armstrong
Labels Icon
LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Restless Records
(July 28th, 1998)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The commercial album is a regular U.S. release. The 3-CD bootleg has received varying art since arriving on the secondary market in 2003.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE




Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)




   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... on the commercial album only if you seek the major action cues and end credits from the film.

Avoid it... on the commercial album if you want to hear the opening credits or many of the pivotal choral pieces heard in the film.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #457
WRITTEN 8/18/98, REVISED 1/21/07
Revell
Revell
The Negotiator: (Graeme Revell) An above average cop thriller that made an even bigger name for itself on endless television showings, The Negotiator offers the idea that a prestigious and respected police negotiator in a big city can be pushed to such desperation that he himself takes hostages in the process of trying to prove his innocence. A battle of the minds ensues between that negotiator and the other, equally respected negotiator brought in to talk him down. The two acting performances by Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey as these negotiators are the highlight of the film, squaring off in a witty game of trust while the police forces and FBI around them seek brute force to end the siege. A certain amount of techno-babble (and the exploitation of a young Internet as an aspect of the story) added a new angle to the shiny urban landscape and police weaponry. The late 1990's were a breakthrough for composer Graeme Revell, and while he was assigned to several A-grade films of significant budget (such as The Negotiator, The Saint, and The Siege), the lack of any fantastic box office success amongst these films pushed his usual assignment list back into B-grade territory. His score for The Negotiator would be highly representative of his action music at the time, combining gritty orchestral recordings with powerful electronic rhythms and occasional synthetic or real voices. Some collectors have commented that The Negotiator sounds like a complicated combination of techniques from Hans Zimmer and Craig Armstrong's styles, as well as the normal palette of synthetic sampling that roots the score firmly as one of his own. That diversity of sound would cause The Negotiator to be a little more interesting in some regards than his other action scores of the time, though it is by no means a flawless effort. Where the music for The Negotiator suffers is in style points, for the best parts of the score (both in film and on album) are, not surprisingly, those that closely resemble the work of Zimmer and Armstrong. Even at the very least, however, Revell's writing for The Negotiator is basically sufficient, and it often holds an affection from his fans.



Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
412 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3 Stars
***** 80 5 Stars
**** 83 4 Stars
*** 88 3 Stars
** 81 2 Stars
* 80 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
0 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments


No Comments

More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Commercial Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 41:48
• 1. Hostage Crisis (4:42)
• 2. Elegy (1:20)
• 3. The Troops Arrive (1:13)
• 4. F.U. Danny Roman (1:33)
• 5. The Stakeout (1:56)
• 6. Take the Shot (2:07)
• 7. No Turning Back (1:29)
• 8. Bluff and Double Bluff (4:17)
• 9. The Second Breach (2:06)
• 10. Chris Sabian Replaced (2:09)
• 11. Blow-Up (4:06)
• 12. The Final Breach (2:42)
• 13. Escape (1:09)
• 14. End Game (5:21)
• 15. End Titles (5:11)
3-CD Bootleg Tracks   ▼Total Time: 183:46

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
None of the inserts include extra information about the score or film.
Copyright © 1998-2017, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from The Negotiator are Copyright © 1998, Restless Records and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 8/18/98 and last updated 1/21/07.
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload