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Audience Reviews for Bullfighter
A two-star movie is a generous assessment of this strange movie. As a "B-movie", though, it's a five-star! If you're in the mood for a weird journey and weirder characters, this is the movie for your late-night appetite.
If you love me, show me. A young aspiring bullfighter is in love with a gangster's daughter. The gangster actually happens to be the man who trains and stages most of the local bull fights. One night while the young man is visualizing a bull fight, the daughter lets a real bull out to chase the young man. The young man gets in trouble, the daughter comes to his rescue, and the daughter is killed by the bull. The young man immediately goes on the run as the gangster sends his goons after him to kill him and obtain revenge. "Don't make me dead." Rune Bendixen, director of Rich Kids and episodes from the television series Topmodel, Profession X, and Husvild, delivers Bullfighter. The storyline for this picture is very eccentric and a bit all over the place. The settings are interesting, but the writing and execution is below average. The acting is mediocre and the cast includes Olivier Martinez, Willem Dafoe, Robert Rodriguez, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Parks, Donnie Wahlberg, and Michelle Forbes. "Bonjour, jock strap." Bullfighter was a movie I came across on Netflix and had to give a shot since it starred Willem Dafoe in what appeared to be a modern day western. Unfortunately, this film was pretty much a disaster. Martinez is not a strong lead character and the plot wasn't overly well executed or written. I recommend skipping this. "Trouble still follows you like a horny dog, doesn't it?" Grade: D
Dafoe, in a cameo, provides a few minutes of comic relief with his crazy eyes and hispanic accent, but "Bullfighter" is an entry level action flick by all further accounts. I guess Robert Rodriguez owed the director a favor or something and somehow convinced Dafoe to step in as well.
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