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The Matador Reviews

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½ April 4, 2014
Pierce is really daunting in his role. the movie theme and scenes are well suited to his personality and role. the life as we see from the kerb adds real charm to the story line.
½ March 27, 2014
That was fun to watch.
½ March 20, 2014
nice job by pierce brosnan who iv had spouts of doubts about raking my brain all day thinking about pierce brosnans acting abilities. its eclipsed by the likes of in bruge a million times over
March 2, 2014
My Dad raved about this film so we watched it. Us very good and very clever story too :-)
½ February 26, 2014
Real gunny dark comedy featuring Brosnan and Kinnear. The chemistry between them works so well and you buy in...The plot keeps you interested and the payoff is worth it. Great performances all around.
½ February 2, 2014
just watched this on Netflix and absolutely loved it! the acting is spot on and so heart filled and hilarious :)
December 13, 2013
Pierce Brosnan's Character is a bit off the wall.
October 25, 2013
This awful movie has a horrible bullfight in it. Avoid at all costs
½ September 11, 2013
A really fun movie featuring a really funny Pierce Brosnan.
½ September 3, 2013
Great movie. Hilarious, smart, with an excellent performance from Brosnan.
½ August 25, 2013
Pierce Brosnan's performance is a delight to watch for the entire movie. Brosnan works well with Greg Kinnear and there are plenty of fun moments in the script. I would definitely recommend this comedy.
July 3, 2013
Looks really clever. I hear Pierce Brosnan is wonderful in it.
July 3, 2013
Highly entertaining piece of filmmaking. Good for a cheeky giggle.
June 29, 2013
Brilliant casting. Brosnan and Kinnear play off one another magnificently in this quirky tale of a contract killer's meltdown.
½ June 19, 2013
The Matador is a unusual mix of a buddy movie and an assassin movie that you shouldn't take seriously yet is totally dead serious, almost realistic.

The good. Interesting novel story with surprising turns. Where you think the story will go one way, it goes an other. Well built characters if very shallow. A few laughs. Nice ending.

The actors. Pierce Brosnan plays here a rare role that strays surprisingly far from his usual hunting grounds. He's very crass, not in control of the situation, with few social skills, and suffers from failure. Greg Kinnear plays his total counter part, respectable, affable, loving. And Hope Davis is charming as well as surprising.

The bad. Unsound assemblage of scenes, but maybe it's just a result of flawed transitions.

The ugly. Large colorful fonts for city names just plastered in. Two transition handled with awkward black screens.

The result. An offbeat almost serene kind assassin flick. Not for those looking for action, although there's a bit of it.
June 17, 2013
Brosnon is class but the two leads are a great pairing, very funny and keeps you interested all the way
June 8, 2013
Well put together and well written, with great performances all around and a rarely seen type of filmmaking that is honest, simple, and satisfying.
½ May 13, 2013
Dark movie, with funny moments, starts off a little slow and dry, but has a (I think) surprising ending.
April 13, 2013
Excellent directorial style and unique pacing. 90% of this movie is fun, interesting, strange and feels as though it is building up towards some kind of big bang at the end. The last 10% of the film loses its footing and ultimately falls flat. A unique role for Mr. Brosnan that shows the comic side of the suave action hero. An entertaining film that has its moments, but gets lost somewhere between Denver and Mexico..
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