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

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 27, 2006
DVD 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

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.

R. L. Shaffer

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.

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/

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
Al S
An absolute good time at the movies. Pierce Bronson gives his best perfromance yet, he's a riot of genious and hilarity. It's one of those roles that… More

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