The Matador details
|Starring:||Philip Baker Hall, Dylan Baker, Adam Scott, Greg Kinnear, Arlin Miller, Pierce Brosnan, Hope Davis, Portia Dawson|
|Directors:||Richard Shepard, Bob Yari|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Thriller|
|Studio:||BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Jul 2006|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Brilliant Fun even for by a vegetarians standards!By Laura Carter from London, England , 17 Mar 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Watched this thinking I would hate it, that it would be full of needless bullfights and bloody painful images. This is not the case... thankfully. Nice to see Pierce breaking type cast and not being quite so smooth and suave. The role humanised him a bit after Bond. Not the best film I've seen of late, but good fun, stylish and you could definitely watch a lot worse. Nice twist too - Give it a go...
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An unpleasant experienceBy a customer , 08 Feb 2013I can't see why this film was made and didn't find it in the least funny or enjoyable. To adopt a vicious hit man as a hero is unforgiveable. There's no reason to watch this film.
You have to watch this!By a customer , 29 Sep 2012Funny and dark, a bit twisted, yet poignant and touching too. It's wonderfully not what you expect - a really engaging film.
We've watched it twice now and the second viewing didn't disappoint.
Brosnan is fab and the chemistry is great between all the cast members.
Highly recommended - worth waiting for the disc to arrive :o)
Gerat filmBy a customer from d , 14 Feb 2012Great story and performances. Standout performance from Broson. Although I didn't like his look. It was how he always looks but with a tash stuck on. Could have used his imagination a bit.
My Favourite Brosnan Performance...By Jibbet10 (52 reviews) from Chippenham , 10 Apr 2011So I saw this film a while ago called 'The Matador' and I think I can honestly say it's the only film I've ever seen that I enjoyed Pierce Brosnan's performance. I'm entirely fed up of Brosnan's monotonous ramblings and one-dimensional performances these days (The Ghost Writer) which meant that his role as an outspoken hit man travelling the globe was totally refreshing. I actually saw a glimpse of his talents for once. The role brought him out of his shell and proved he can perform in the anti-hero role effectively. If you've lost you faith in Brosnan like I had I urge you to watch this film. It cannot make up for the bore that is his career but it sheds a new light on the man. The is his best film since 'Tomorrow Never Dies' and I never liked that film for his performance but rather, watching it as a young boy, for the explosions and cool cars.
I always find Greg Kinnear's bumbling performances of men lacking self-confidence enjoyable and 'The Matador' provides another similar role for him. Obviously I've never met him but he seems like a nice guy, the kind of guy you could have a beer with. He always comes across that way to me and I think that's why I enjoyed his performance here. He plays a character called Danny Wright who, after a major business setback, finds himself becoming friends with a hit man (Brosnan) and learning to relax. No it doesn't sound like one to watch but I'm not doing justice to the performances. Lets just say the film is better than it should be.
In short the film contains my favourite Brosnan performance to date and another Kinnear role that will make you smile. This won't be a movie everyone will like but it's worth a go.
fantasticBy a customer from beds , 27 Feb 2011brosnan's best film
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