After being hugely entertained by Mr. Brosnan's performance as a cad in "The Tailor of Panama" (which I rate 10/10 across the board: casting, acting, script, story, editing, pace, music, emotional impact, etc.), I enthusiastically anticipated this film. I was hugely disappointed. It is a script reading not a film, vulgar for the sake of being vulgar, bankrupt in every way that "The Tailor of Panama" is rich and satisfying. Blame it on the screen writing and directing. I sat in the theater waiting for the "good part;" it never came. I neither laughed nor cried, although one line of dialog did make me smile. Worth $7? Hardly.
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The Matador (2005)
The Matador is a movie starring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, and Hope Davis. A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.
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A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever.
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Tedious, unmoving, phony-- I couldn't wait for it to end!Reviewed bywapakununkVote: 1/10
"The Matador" stars Pierce Brosnan as a burned out assassin. He's James Bond gone to seed, in too-tight, garish clothes, gold chains, and an ugly haircut. Our struggling assassin, Julian Noble, is in Mexico, trying to regain his nerve. Staying at the same hotel is a likable, down-on-his luck businessman Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear), also trying to regain his equilibrium. Danny is desperate to close a deal and return to his wife in Denver (Hope Davis) with good news.
Noble and Wright unexpectedly become friends. Wright convinces Noble to reveal certain techniques, which he demonstrates at a bullfight. Noble is eventually targeted by his employers and shows up in Denver.
Writer and director Richard Shepard did the Q&A after this delightful movie at the Austin Film Festival. Shepard was also down on his luck. After suffering the loss of his agent and rejection of recent scripts, he decided to write a story no one would buy and create a character no one would want to play. Then Pierce Brosnan called. Brosnan regains his equilibrium in this movie. (There is life after Bond!) He has a wonderful flair for self-deprecating comedy. Don't miss it.
Stay for the closing credits to read what the filmmakers say about bullfighting. I look forward to more of Richard Shepard's projects.
It is not often one extols the great talents of a screen legend while at that same time, reminding oneself, some role are better avoided. Despite the fact that many fans would welcome a diversity, I would remind them, great talent and sincere effort cannot overcome the burden of playing a character which forces the actor to do something other than act. Such is the case with the magnificence talent of Pierce Bronsen as he undertakes the role of Julian Nobel. He plays a hit man, which under normal circumstances would have been an ideal character for him. But in this film, he plays him on the way down. He is a burned-out assassin who has lost his nerve. So much so, he reveals his flagging ability to his boss, who insist and reminds Nobel, he cannot ever quit. Thus Nobel has no choice but to ask help from a total stranger, Greg Kinnear, who plays, average, normal and "I don't want to get involve "Danny Wright. The pair find themselves in Mexico and form an odd adhesive set. One is trying to get on with his life, the other trying to hang on to his. Despite, their great effort to find common ground, grudgingly they do, causing the viewer is be subjected to much more movie than should have been collected. I believe it's too much to ask of either actor to save this film as it was doomed when Bronsen was asked to destroy himself. **