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The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of events that will change their lives forever, as Wright is suddenly thrust into a far-from-mundane existence that he takes to surprisingly well … once he gets acclimated to it.
A terrific surprise, The Matador shows up Pierce Brosnan as a man with great comic sensibilities and a gleeful dark side that is a joy to watch. Brosnan plays an ageing hitman, struggling with his inner demons brought on by the job and the loneliness that it was brought him; Greg Kinnear is a sales man who's life has hit a terribly long run of bad luck. Both men are lost souls from the opposite side of the tracks and their odd ball friendship helps them to set each other straight in their lives.
The story itself is fairly standard in and of itself, it is the relationship between the pair and in particular Brosnan's off the wall performance that…
There are often days where I just need something simple, punchy and funny to watch. The other night I found myself discovering Come and See; one of the most profound, relentless and terrifying depictions of war I've seen. Today, with all the thoughts of it still running through my mind, I needed something to take my mind away from it. The Matador, from 2005, was just the film I had in my mind when I browsed through my DVD collection.
Starring Pierce Brosnan, of James Bond fame, as an assassin, we follow him on his multiple trips throughout out the world. We see him drunk, rude and making asinine remarks. Brosnan, playing Julian, encounters Danny. Danny is a man on…
I have a weird memory from 10 years ago that my Father rented this and Johnny Knoxville's The Ringer at the same time and now I always get them confused.
Besides James Bond and Mrs Doubtfire I'm not that familiar with Pierce Brosnan's career, but from what I can tell this seems to be one of the better ones. Surprisingly Kinnear and Brosnan work well together.
During a business trip in Mexico Danny meets and befriends Julian, who, unbeknownst to Danny, is a hitman.
Quite funny comedy that deals with themes of masculinity and personal self-worth. Well directed and really well acted.
This rewatch took nearly three weeks to get through, but I think that was more my ridiculous schedule's fault than the movie's. As for the film itself, it's entertaining, though nowhere near the oh-my-god-so-unique-and-stylish-and-touching masterpiece status I held it at when I was a teenager.
It's weird how time changes the way we perceive or recall things in movies; for example, I remembered the final scene of The Matador and its use of The Killers' "All These Things That I've Done" (forever one of my favorite songs) being far more epic and moving than it actually was. In my mind, the emotional context was more complex, the way it was filmed was kind of grandiose, and the final shot/cut-to-title-card was…
No había visto esta comedia-negra-con-asesino-a-sueldo desde 2006, y el reencuentro ha sido feliz. Con un título como The Matador uno puede esperar dos cosas: sangre y arena. En realidad no hay prácticamente nada de ninguna de las dos cosas. En su lugar The Matador ofrece buenos diálogos, personajes caristmáticos (el asesino en horas bajas, el hombre que lo tiene todo pero no es consciente de ello...), excelentes interpretaciones tanto de Brosnan como de Kinnear, alguna que otra situación cómica, y una historia que no necesita de grandes efectismos para ser satisfactoria. Una joyita a descubrir.
Hidden gem that is severely under-appreciated.
Brosnan and Kinnear are both excellent in their respective roles.
Definitely one to seek out.
Enjoyable, unlikely story. Excellent comedy at times. You can always count ont Brosnan!
Was fun , entertaining , witty. Was not expecting the ending to be honest , great twist and turns in the end. Worthwhile
Pretty fun hit man film, where a guy meets this hit man and they seem to hit it off...flash to 6 months later, and the hit man has lost his nerve and needs this guy to help him do one final job so he can walk away in peace from the people funding his hits.
Brosnan and Kinnear actually have really good chemistry with each other and it's always a delight to see Hope Davis onscreen. I actually loved how they never feared him, but were almost fanboys of his work.
Some good music on the soundtrack helps as well.
There is a twist I didn't even think was coming, but it surprised me, which is rare these days.
A hitmen, much like a cop or prostitute, is one of the professions that translates the best cinematically. It's a line of business that immediately makes any character infinitely more interesting. The Matador is a dark comedy that takes a considerably lighter approach to its portrayal of a hired assassin. The film examines what it would be like if a regular, everyday, average joe like you or I befriended a hit man but without delving too deeply into the moral implications of said friendship. It's the story of a boozy, serial-womanizing hit man named Julian who strikes up a friendship with a straight-laced businessman named Danny while both are sojourning in Mexico City, attending to their radically different lines of…
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An effective hitman, Julian's character quickly reveals just how vulnerable he really is. His quirky and funny antics help to quickly humanize him as a likable character. You can't help but laugh when he takes a joke too far and makes Danny uncomfortable. The Matador has great acting, perfect pacing and is set in a beautiful city.
Crisp, mercenary script. Very middle-aged white guy, but enjoyable.
A very underrated movie. Pierce Brosnan might be giving the best performance of his career in this, and it is always great to see the underappreciated Hope Davis.
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