The Matador
The Matador (2006)

A chance meeting between two middle-aged men leads one into a life of crime in this offbeat comedy. Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear) is an American businessman whose life has been going through a sour patch after he and his wife, Carolyn (Hope… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This humorously amoral, oddball comic thriller features strong performances by Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear as a flamboyant, aging hit-man and an out of work suburban businessman, respectively.

Ben Walters
Time Out New York

Brosnan's irreverent charm makes this a welcome alternative to Bond nonsense, even if it's insufficient to compensate for dreary Kinnear ...

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Let the good times roll, and take a run at The Matador.

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

Absurd and quirky at times, The Matador plays like a "Bizarro World" variation of a James Bond film. It's beautifully shot, strange and deeply meaningful.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

... a dark comedy that is missing the laughs to be funny and the darkness to be, well, dark.

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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

It's painful to watch as the movie basically destroys itself in the second half, slipping from its elegant thriller setup to tired sitcom shenanigans.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Brosnan's sleazy, broken-spirited hitman Julian Noble nabs the spotlight in Richard Shepard's generally pleasing comic thriller.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Never as good as you'd hoped or as bad as you'd feared, The Matador is one of those of up-and-down experiences.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

The destination isn't much to get excited about, but you're in good company along the way.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

With great performances, including a scene stealing show stopper from Brosnan, and tight direction, this is a great crises of conscience tale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
I had high hopes for this film; unfortunately it didn't do it for me. I was very disappointed with the film. I felt that the film was way too long and took… More
Ross Collins
Perfect for brainless light entertainment after a hard day of work. Pierce Brosnan is always great in silly roles and they don't come much sillier than a… More
Chris Weber
Julian Noble is a jaded and lonely hitman going through a mid-life crisis. Danny Wright is a mild mannered salesman whose business is struggling. They meet one… More
Mark Walker
I'm not quite sure why I even watched this film as I'm adverse to torturing myself, watching Pierce Brosnan. However, his role is very different from… More
Bruce Bruce
A pretty good film about a hitman (Pierce Brosnan), who meets a pretty normal guy with a life full of bad luck (Greg Kinnear). They become friends and our… More
Anthony Lawrie
I quite liked this film. I found Pierce Brosnan to be surprisingly good! I think he might just make it out of being type cast for the rest of his life now. It?s… More

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