It is not often one extols the great talents of a screen legend while at that same time, reminding oneself, some role are better avoided. Despite the fact that many fans would welcome a diversity, I would remind them, great talent and sincere effort cannot overcome the burden of playing a character which forces the actor to do something other than act. Such is the case with the magnificence talent of Pierce Bronsen as he undertakes the role of Julian Nobel. He plays a hit man, which under normal circumstances would have been an ideal character for him. But in this film, he plays him on the way down. He is a burned-out assassin who has lost his nerve. So much so, he reveals his flagging ability to his boss, who insist and reminds Nobel, he cannot ever quit. Thus Nobel has no choice but to ask help from a total stranger, Greg Kinnear, who plays, average, normal and "I don't want to get involve "Danny Wright. The pair find themselves in Mexico and form an odd adhesive set. One is trying to get on with his life, the other trying to hang on to his. Despite, their great effort to find common ground, grudgingly they do, causing the viewer is be subjected to much more movie than should have been collected. I believe it's too much to ask of either actor to save this film as it was doomed when Bronsen was asked to destroy himself. **
The Matador (2005) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Matador (2005) 1080p
The Matador is a movie starring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, and Hope Davis. A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.
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The Synopsis for The Matador (2005) 1080p
A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever.
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The Reviews for The Matador (2005) 1080p
The hit-man who wasn'tReviewed bythinker1691Vote: 4/10
This film suffers from many faults, some of these include. Poor casting, Pierce Bronson wants to shed the 007 stigma by taking criminal parts. But alas, Bronson was the wrong choice for this role. Perhaps a more competent director could have pulled a better performance from Bronson but more on this later.
Poor editing, the film could have flowed much better if the editor was more skilled. As an example, a bottle of beer drops to the floor and it smashes, the editor choose to linger on the bottle for several seconds longer than needed. I mean the dumb bottle had nothing to do at all with the story!
Poor script, the story never fully jumps into high gear. There are numerous plot points all of which are too minor to drive the story. The characters were never developed which made them appear one dimensional.
Last and most defiantly least is poor directing. Some very good acting talent is left floundering under this director.
The photography however is very good.
In The Matador, Pierce Brosnan plays a weary, boozy contract killer who just wants to be friends with Walter Mitty-like Greg Kinnear. Sounds like perfect casting, but the two leads don't really mesh, and the movie plods along endlessly, halfheartedly throwing in a twist near the end that only slightly mitigates the dullness.
Julian Noble trots the globe, shooting, stabbing, and exploding those whom he's paid to terminate. He's not a likable chap, this Julian. He likes his liquor strong and his girls young, if you know what I mean. After a job in Mexico City, Julian learns he may be on his way out of his amorphous organization; he then bumps into Danny Wright (Kinnear), a businessman who believes he's just made a successful pitch to a local company. Julian comes off as kind of a rude jerk who may or not be telling the truth, but once he convinces (truthfully) Danny that he (Julian) is indeed a paid assassin, the two sort of become pals.
It's a typical mismatched-buddies scenario - the loner and the married man, the odd duck and the straight arrow. Danny is married to Bean (Hope Davis), who becomes a little starstruck herself when she learns of Julian's occupation. But what of Julian's future? Will he soon be rubbed out by one of his own coworkers? This seems like a role tailor made for Brosnan, kind of a down-on-his-luck James Bond, but for some reason the character is a nasty, tough-to-read creep. Is he sincere or a sociopath? Is he being funny or deadly serious? When he pulls the old messing-with-you trope once too often, you start to wonder what he's all about - and you get no real satisfactory answers.
The twist is okay, but in even a decent thriller it would have been terrific. Here it's just sort of there, as if the writers had realized they needed to tack on something a little off the beaten path and just kind of shoehorned it into the story. The Matador isn't incomprehensible, it's just maddeningly incoherent.