Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Matador

The script is a few slugs short of a full clip, but Pierce Brosnan's performance as Julian Noble, friendless "facilitator of fatalities," is so completely captivating that you hardly notice. I could watch it over and over, just to re-enjoy all the nuances of this seedy character.

"Just consider me the best cocktail party story you ever met," Noble tells under-performing suit Danny Wright as he leaves him sitting in an open-air bar in Mexico City. Just one of many memorable quotes, such as:

"I wouldn't do that for all the teenage twat in Thailand."

"I look like a Bangkok hooker on a Sunday morning, after the navy's left town."

"Margaritas always taste better in Mexico...Margaritas and cock."

Indeed, the homoerotic underside to this buddy movie comes out much more strongly in the deleted scenes.

Yet another soundtrack for the Fabulosos Cadillacs to grace.

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