Nice cat and mouse caper – very engaging and entertaining. Denzel Washington is always good, and he’s so good in this role as a hostage negotiator. Jodie Foster stirs things up as a tense and manipulative politico with her own agenda. Clive Owen, who should be voted “Sexiest Man Alive” is the super smart bank robber. This is one of those cases where the bad guy is so clever that you’re kind of rooting for him. A couple of jarring scenes, but not too violent. Keeps you guessing, which is rare these days with so many recycled plots.