Sicario

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  121 min.
Release Date: September 25, 2015 - Toronto, Montréal - September 25, 2015 - Toronto, Montreal
October 2 - Wide

DVD: January 5, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.86
based on 78 votes and 27 reviews
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Cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Trujillo, Daniel Kaluuya

Synopsis

FBI Agent Kate Macy (Emily Blunt) is on assignment to find kidnapped civilians when her team enters a house and finds it filled with dozens of dead bodies. A Mexican drug lord is responsible for the carnage and Kate is invited to join a drug force team to take the drug lord and his cronies down.

She accepts the offer and joins two members of a government task force (Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin) on their mission, but soon finds herself in over her head when she gets a first-hand view into the violent and dangerous world of international drug trafficking.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Basil Iwanyk, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Edward McDonnell
Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan
Official Site: sicariofilm.com

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  • 3 stars "It was evenly paced. I wanted to watch it because I wanted to see a French Canadian film director work with some great actors and an interesting topic. It makes you feel like the war on drugs is a complete waste of time. The movie was interesting and had a lot of tension, but the over-arching topic made me feel like what a waste of life. Families die at the hand of someone else who is avenging a death or it's just in the name of drugs and drug money. I want to write so much of what I feel is wrong with drugs/drug users/ and the people who battle the drug Overloads but it'd be futile. Overall the movie was certainly one I would love to debate. Acting was great."
  • 2 stars "Boring.... It did not come together good at all. The movie had very little substance to it."
  • 5 stars "Just one of the best movies so far! all the people who did not like the movie have no clue that this happens for real in Mexico."