Underrated Movie #190 ~ The Negotiator

The Negotiator

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The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson), who insists he’s being framed for his partner’s murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there’s evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator (Kevin Spacey) be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #167 ~ Lakeview Terrace

Lakeview Terrace

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This taut thriller follows Chris and Lisa Mattson as they settle into their dream home, only to be hassled by their off-kilter neighbor, police officer Abel Turner. But as the harassment turns violent, the newlyweds are forced to fight back. (Netflix) Not too many thrillers out there these days that are truly well-done… this is one. My Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #103 ~ Changing Lanes

Changing Lanes

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Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson star in this intense drama about an egocentric attorney and a recovering alcoholic salesman whose lives dangerously collide when their cars crash on a New York expressway. After the accident, corrupt lawyer Gavin Banek (Affleck) discovers he’s left behind an important file with the other driver, Doyle Gibson (Jackson). But soon anger erupts, and a vengeful game of one-upmanship threatens to ruin them both. (Netflix) My Ratings: 5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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