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The Matador Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A strangely funny dark comedy with Hitchcockian overtones.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 19, 2006

It's quirky (everyone says so, but it's absolutely accurate) and chock full of real live heart and truth and human connection.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 18, 2006
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

Even though it's a little too enamored with its edge and so obviously symbolic it could be called "The Metaphor," Brosnan is at his best, and the movie's got more on its mind than guns, giggles and a weenie-meets-warrior vibe.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 16, 2006
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

The Matador is a delight. Brosnan displays a wonderful flair for comedy, while Kinnear is perfectly in tune as his shocked, straight-arrow foil.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2006
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Brosnan walks the line between sympathy and repulsion as a cartoony lonely assassin

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 4, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

A punchy movie, with Pierce Brosnan happily trashing his 007 persona.

| Original Score: B+

February 3, 2006

It's almost as if Pierce Brosnan asked for a role as far from the debonair and cool-under-pressure James Bond as possible... and we're so glad he did.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 3, 2006
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Brosnan gives his most liberated and likeable performance since his Remington Steele days.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A constantly entertaining, invariably good-looking, bittersweet black comedy that's actually a lot more sentimental than it seems to think.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

February 1, 2006
Mike Ward
Richmond.com

Imagine if John Wayne had played a rodeo cowboy. Or Clint Eastwood played a mall security guard. That's pretty much what happens to Pierce Brosnan in The Matador.

Full Review Source: Richmond.com

January 31, 2006
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

A breezy entertainment -- perhaps too much so.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 28, 2006
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Its best trait [is] the unique ability to walk the fine line, as Spinal Tap's David St. Hubbins would say, between stupid and clever.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 28, 2006
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

This warmly-inviting black comedy plays like a David Mamet remake of Pulp Fiction.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2006
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... Redefines the possibilities of the buddy movie.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 27, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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... a dark comedy that is missing the laughs to be funny and the darkness to be, well, dark.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

January 27, 2006
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Kinnear and Brosnan pull it off perfectly.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2006
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

... one of the smarter films out right now.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 27, 2006
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

... a wicked comedy with just the mildest amount of pathos to season the blend.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2006
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

An entertaining caper anchored by great acting and a couple terrific plot twists.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2006
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Pierce Brosnan's 'facilitator of fatalities' is a great character, but the story that houses him is as ersatz as the recording of 'In the Wee Small Hours' the assassin plays on the businessman's turntable (that's not Sinatra singing).

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 27, 2006
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