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August 24, 2006

The Matador - 3

It becomes clear early on that this film is about Pierce Brosnan. Having moved on since James Bond this film has him playing an older, slower, and cynical hit man. He meets up with an average Joe salesman (Greg Kinnear) in Mexico on a business trip. What happens there is left for the end, which tries to explain the bond (no pun intended) between the two. Basically the film shows that killing people has implications on your life. The reality of a moral universe will eventually have some psychological effects on you. The critique is a good one, but the film suffers from being boring. Luckily it's only 90 min. It is the anti-action/adventure but that shouldn't keep it from being interesting and engaging. The performances are good but it can't save the plot.

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