Total Recall: Thank Goodness For Hit Men
This Thanksgiving Day, take a moment to think about all those underappreciated assassins, just like the pilgrims used to.
Sure it could have gone tacky and cliché -- hit man finds his conscience -- but instead Brosnan's psychology is as illusive as a hitman after a mark. Meanwhile, Kinear's Danny practices his own brand of character assassination by spreading the word of his encounter with Julian to all his cocktail hour consorts. Unmoored in the seas of international intrigue and middle management, Julian and Danny alternate between clinging to each other and fleeing from each other. While a tad befuddling, The Matador makes for good cocktail conversation. "After you see this delightful black comedy about a hit man gone to seed, you'll never again pigeonhole Brosnan as a tuxedo-clad sophisticate with nerves of steel," wrote Jack Garner of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
The Matador: Struttin'.
If you can't get enough of cinematic assassins, lock and load your Netflix queue with Point of No Return (45 percent), Grosse Point Blank (76 percent), and The Memory of a Killer (83 percent).
Authors: Alex Vo, Tim Ryan, Sara Schieron