The Matador

The Matador

"A hitman and a salesman walk into a bar..."
  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.7  (43,814)
  • 65

In writer/director Richard Shepard's dark comedy THE MATADOR, Julian Noble is a hit man who's very good at what he does. He's in Mexico City doing another job but sadly for Julian, he has reached a low point in his life - the murder business has all but killed him. Danny Wright is also in Mexico City on business, although a decidedly different kind of business. Danny lives in Denver with his wife Bean, and while they may have troubles financially, there is a youthful lust between them that belies ten years of marriage. Danny finds himself in Mexico City for a business opportunity whose outcome could be the difference between solving all his financial problems or falling even deeper into debt. One night, at the hotel bar, these two men meet. Before long, they find themselves involved in a strange friendship - built on the dark and drunken honesty shared among strangers who believe they will never see each other in the light of day. Spanning four countries, six months and many margaritas, THE MATADOR takes the hit man film and spins it on its head, creating a character-driven story that's hip and hilarious - strange and full of unexpected heart. Featuring a bold, outrageously original performance from Pierce Brosnan, and a funny, unexpected turn from Greg Kinnear, THE MATADOR is a buddy film, blended with extra tequila.

The Matador
The Matador Scene: Lobby
The Matador Scene: Lobby

Clip - 55 sec

The Matador Scene: Blowing Up The Car
The Matador Scene: Blowing Up The Car

Clip - 57 sec

The Matador Scene: Is He Dangerous
The Matador Scene: Is He Dangerous

Clip - 38 sec

The Matador Scene: Mexican Cafe
The Matador Scene: Mexican Cafe

Clip - 44 sec

The Matador
The Matador

Trailer - 2 min 31 sec

Description
In writer/director Richard Shepard's dark comedy THE MATADOR, Julian Noble is a hit man who's very good at what he does. He's in Mexico City doing another job but sadly for Julian, he has reached a low point in his life - the murder business has all but killed him. Danny Wright is also in Mexico City on business, although a decidedly different kind of business. Danny lives in Denver with his wife Bean, and while they may have troubles financially, there is a youthful lust between them that belies ten years of marriage. Danny finds himself in Mexico City for a business opportunity whose outcome could be the difference between solving all his financial problems or falling even deeper into debt. One night, at the hotel bar, these two men meet. Before long, they find themselves involved in a strange friendship - built on the dark and drunken honesty shared among strangers who believe they will never see each other in the light of day. Spanning four countries, six months and many margaritas, THE MATADOR takes the hit man film and spins it on its head, creating a character-driven story that's hip and hilarious - strange and full of unexpected heart. Featuring a bold, outrageously original performance from Pierce Brosnan, and a funny, unexpected turn from Greg Kinnear, THE MATADOR is a buddy film, blended with extra tequila.

The Matador is a 2006 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 65.

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  • Release Date
    2006
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 36 min
  • Language
    Spanish
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (43,814)
  • Metascore
    65