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The Matador (2006)

6 Ratings: 3.8
Action & Adventure movie directed by Richard Shepard

Pierce Brosnan gives one of his finest performances inThe Matador, a low-key buddy comedy with an agreeably sinister twist. Light-years from his former James Bond image, Brosnan is unshaven, unnerved and unpredictable as freelance assassin Julian Noble, … see full wiki

Director: Richard Shepard
Genre: Action, Adventure
5 reviews about The Matador (2006)
review by . May 16, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Early Almodovar Work
This maybe one of the most brilliant, if not unsettling Almodovar films I've ever seen. Here we have Almodovar's statement or tribute to guilt, sex, & death which may prove to be very gratifying to those who appreciate very dark comedy. Others may quickly find themselves literally out of their element when watching this bizarre masterpiece.       Note: Newcomers to Almodovar's work may want to try something a bit more tame such as Volver, All About My Mother, …
review by . July 02, 2007
I see that it's tough for actors who play cultural icons to get work once they end that phase of their careers. George Reeves committed suicide after failing to find work after his 50's portrayal of Superman on TV. Adam West never got a good role after the campy '60's "Batman." Even Sean Connery had a period of obscurity after his James Bond period. This brings us to Pierce Brosnan, another James Bond: movie-star handsome, perfect in the role of the urbane, suave, and emotionally distant Agent 007. …
review by . June 14, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
When I saw the preview for this movie I just had to see it. I don't know why but it just looked funny and entertaining. Maybe it was seeing Brosnan acting like a complete nut in every scene. The movie is about a bored and lonely assassin Julian Noble (Brosnan) who ends up stalking a traveling salesman named Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear). The thing is that Julian met Danny at a bar in Mexico and likes his personality so now he wants to be friends. Julian has bigger problems though like he can't finish …
review by . August 24, 2006
Now this is an unusual and quite enjoyable movie, with Pierce Brosnan like you've never seen before and with Greg Kinnear giving a hilarious and touching performance, best for both in a long time. I loved the quirky conversations, the no bs jokes, the bright color schemes, the glow of cardamom yellow, aqua and flame red in the background, flower beds and their drinks. This movie is full of flavor, shades and produces quite a few chuckles, but also has some nice moments that make it an enjoyable …
review by . July 07, 2006
THE MATADOR is one of those surprising films whose title seems to suggest something entirely different from the story it tells - until the viewer has the pleasure of viewing this fast paced, immensely entertaining comedy and 'Matador' takes on a whole new meaning!    Richard Shepard wrote and directed this story of a hitman (Pierce Brosnan in one of his finest roles) on the skids who happens to meet a sweet nice guy (Greg Kinnear) whose business is so on the skids that he has …
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