Released By: Lionsgate Films
Run Time: 121 Minutes
Cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Kaluuya
“After rising through the ranks of her male-dominated profession, idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) receives a top assignment. Recruited by mysterious government official Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), Kate joins a task force for the escalating war against drugs. Led by the intense and shadowy Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), the team travels back-and-forth across the U.S.-Mexican border, using one cartel boss (Bernardo Saracino) to flush out a bigger one (Julio Cesar Cedillo).”
Sicario revolves around Emily Blunt’s character, Kate, as she rises through the ranks of the FBI. Kate is approached and recruited for a top assignment dealing with the war on drugs between Mexico and the US. She joins a task force led by a government official named Matt (played by Josh Brolin), who is very unclear about the details of the mission, and Alejandro (played by Benicio Del Toro), who is a very mysterious character. They travel back and forth between Mexico and the US, using one cartel boss to bait a bigger one. Kate begins to question the methods being used by her task force, as they aren’t going by the book. Emily Blunt played her character very well, as you see can her confusion, concern, and uncertainty about what she’s getting into. Josh Brolin was also good as the sarcastic “I don’t have to tell you anything” wiseguy. With that being said, the one who stole the show for me had to be Benicio Del Toro. He plays an intense stoned face character, in which you can never tell what his next move is going to be. The movie was filmed incredibly beautiful, with some of the scenes being absolutely breathtaking. One that stood out most to me, was a silhouette of the characters in front of a gorgeous sunset, as they prepared for battle. The score was also done really well, as it accompanied the beautiful cinematography. There really weren’t any dull moments throughout the movie, in my opinion. Once you start to understand what’s really going on, and why it’s happening, the story pulls you in even more making you eager to find out what’s going to happen next. Overall, I had a really good time with this one. The cast was fantastic, and their acting was top notch. The visuals and the score went really well with everything, adding to the overall intensity of the movie. This was one of my most anticipated movies for 2015, and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend checking this one out.
Overall Rating: 8 Out Of 10 Stars