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The Matador Movie Review Summary

Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Philip Baker Hall, Hope Davis, Dylan Baker

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Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan) is a hitman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear) is an average Joe salesman whose life has been in freefall since his son died. When the two meet over drinks at a Mexico City hotel's bar, they at first hit it off, until a dirty joke from Julian at an insensitive moment sends Danny away in shocked horror.
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The next day, when Julian arrives with apologies and tickets to a bullfight, Danny agrees to give him one more shot. At the arena, Julian reveals his profession and takes the shocked Danny on a step-by-step walkthrough of a hit. The two form a friendship that is abruptly shattered later that day when Julian asks Danny to help him out on a "job" and Danny walks off in a huff.

Six months later, Julian, having earned the ire of his handler (Philip Baker Hall) with a series of panic attacks and botched hits, arrives at Danny's doorstep begging for shelter and help. It seems that Julian's employers are willing to allow him one last chance, by killing a man at a racetrack in Tuscon. Can Danny help him out just this once?
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver



Script Analysis of The Matador

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   killing innocent people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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