Sunday, February 05, 2006

Amoral Comedy With Great Performances

by Richard Shepard

On the surface The Matador seems like a fairly formulaic buddy thriller with comedic elements, but the performances by the leads, especially Peirce Brosnan, bring a comedic element to it, so overall it’s a dark comedy about the characters. Skillfully directed by Richard Shepard, it dives straight into a delightfully amoral world as it tells the story of an unlikely friendship. It took a few scenes for me to get into the film as it has a fairly unique rhythm and once you figure it out, it’s a lot of fun.

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