The Matador ★★★ 2006 (R)
Quirky black comedy stars Brosnan as a veteran hitman with a case of the yips. Boorish, drunken Julian Noble meets desperate businessman Danny Wright (Kinnear) in a Mexico City bar and the unlikely duo become increasingly simpatico. After botching two assignments, Julian needs his only friend Danny's help in fulfilling his last-chance contract. The men are complemented by Davis' portrayal of Danny's devoted wife, Carolyn, who's titillated by Julian's fatal attractions. 96m/C DVD, HD DVD . US Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall, Dylan Baker, Adam Scott; D: Richard Shepard; W: Richard Shepard; C: David Tattersall; M: Rolfe Kent.