The Matador


An assassin meets a businessman while on holiday, and they strike up a friendship. A few months later, the assassin botches a job and becomes a liability to his employers, who decide to terminate him. In desperation, he seeks out his new businessman friend, looking for a place to hide. Naturally this complicates everyone's lives even more...

95 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall
Director
Richard Shepard
ScreenplayRichard Shepard
MusicRolfe Kent
CinematographyDavid Tattersall
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2005
Produced byStratus Film Co., Furst Films, Irish DreamTime, DEJ Productions, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG II, Yari Film Group

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, drama
LanguageFrequent, strong
NudityOne scene of female breasts
SexContinual sexual innuendo, several implied sex scenes
ViolenceImplied moderately
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsTells of a hitman who develops a friendship of sorts with an upright family man. The family man is adversely influenced to assist with a killing.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Jacques Liebenburg
15
Cape Times
Kevin Thomas
15
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
6
The Star
Theresa Smith
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Paul Arendt
10
Box Office
Francesca Dinglasan
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
2687 Netizens
15

Average .. 62%

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