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R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Salesman Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear) is working through his shaky marriage and the untimely death of his child when he bumps into the similarly dispirited Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan) in a Mexican dive bar. After they develop an unusual but meaningful bond, the brash Julian reveals that he is a contract killer, which doesn't bother Danny. Months later, a desperate Julian shows up at Danny's home and asks for a life-changing favor that truly puts their friendship to the test.

Cast: Pierce Brosnan , Greg Kinnear , Hope Davis , Philip Baker Hall , Dylan Baker , Adam Scott , Portia Dawson , Maureen Muldoon

Director: Richard Shepard

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

The Matador (2005)

Release Date: January 27th, 2006|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Writer-director Richard Shepard gives Brosnan his meatiest role ever, and he digs in with relish. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Strives for an airy, merry amorality, but it never quite achieves liftoff, though at times it comes close. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Pierce Brosnan is the anti-Bond in The Matador. And though he's anything but suave, sophisticated or debonair, he's a joy to behold. show more

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