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Release Date: December 30th, 2005

DVD Release Date: July 4th, 2006

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

Production Co: Stratus Films

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  • The Matador has its dull patches, one of which is relieved by Hope Davis's endearing presence as Danny's wife. But what fun it is to watch Julian losing it, and Pierce Brosnan nailing it. He's worth the price of admission and then some.

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

  • Brazenly enjoyable, The Matador is a picaresque cocktail with a Tarantino twist. It is The Odd Couple with a buzz on. show more

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