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This week's reviewed movie is:
The Matador




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Pierce Brosnan's trying to shake his James Bond image playing a character named Julian Noble, an assassin for hire whose sense of style can be summed up as a crude jerk who lacks a sensor on his big mouth.

The Matador is dark humor but still manages to make a flamboyant crowd pleaser.

The surprising ending pulls this movie together in a highly satisfying way.

Just like his performance in the underrated Tailor of Panama, Pierce Brosnan goes to great lengths to shake his James Bond image. But apparently you can take away the spy, but not the license to kill.

Great performances highlight this mismatched buddy film about a burnt-out assassin and a down-on-his-luck businessman who come to each other's aid with hilarious results.

Pierce Brosnan, best known as James Bond for ten solid successful years, has been handed his walking papers by franchise owners.

They showed him the door with very little respect, in my view. They told him that in the next Bond film they wanted to go younger & rethought the role.

The Matador is Pierce Brosnan's roll of the dice movie, where he departs from agent 007 to play a neurotic hit man.

This comedy about an aging cold-blooded assassin who befriends a stranger and shows him some tricks of the trade just did not work for me.

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