The Matador

2005

Comedy / Crime

2
IMDb Rating 6.8

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96 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ferguson-6 7

Greetings again from the darkness. Much anticipated, twisted comedy from writer/director Richard Shepard is a coming out party for Pierce Brosnan the actor. That Bond guy is gone. This new guy is something else entirely!! Have read that Shepard thought Brosnan was too much the pretty boy for this plum role, but Brosnan proves to be the perfect Julian Noble, &quot;Facilitator&quot; ... and is anything but pretty! Do not underestimate how twisted the humor is in this one. If you go, expect punch lines and sight gags regarding all types of sex, killing, religion, sports, business and anything else you might deem politically incorrect. Brosnan takes an excellent script to another level with his marvelous facial gestures and physical movements. Even sitting on a hotel bed (with or without a sombrero) is a joy to behold.<br/><br/>Greg Kinnear is the straight guy to Brosnan&#39;s comic and has plenty of depth and comic timing to make this partnership click. Hope Davis has a small, but subtly effective supporting role as Kinnear&#39;s wife (what&#39;s with her name &quot;Bean&quot;?) who happens to get a little excited when she has a facilitator in her living room.<br/><br/>The visuals and settings are perfect - including a bullfight, racetrack and Denver suburb. And how often do we get The Killers and Xavier Cugat on the same soundtrack? This one is definitely not for everyone, but if your sense of humor is a bit off center and you enjoy risky film-making, it could be for you.

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Reviewed by susieflann 7

The delivery of some very humorous rude lines by Pierce Brosnan is alone worth the price of admission. He plays a kind of &quot;James Bond&#39;s psycho twin brother&quot;, separated at birth, no doubt. As an intense hit-man, his character is very sexual but even better, very funny. Add the kind-hearted, uber-likable American &quot;guy next door&#39;, Greg Kinnear, to set up contrast. The myriad locations, vivid colors, and quick-witted humor provide great entertainment. Hope Davis is well cast as the &quot;gem of a wife&quot;. But the focus of the film is on the two fellows, a new &quot;Odd Couple&quot;, and that&#39;s the part that works very well. Have a great (probably R-rated) laugh, and look for the places where the story goes a little deeper.

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Reviewed by BARBARA_FIXX 7

This film is fantastic. Finally well-written characters you can love for all their good and bad. Pierce Brosnan is flat-out hysterical in this self-effacing role. I think its the best thing he&#39;s ever done. He&#39;s done other roles that exhibited shades of being capable of this kind of fully-fledged work, but this role finally gave him the room to run with it. I almost died when he walked across the hotel lobby in his underwear and boots. And Greg Kinnear and Hope Davis are a couple to aspire too, as well as actors to aspire too. Kinnear is so goofy likable that his turn in the end is truly gratifying. You give good actors good work to play with and they give us something more back.

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