Overall Rank: 522
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 89
Theatrical Release Date: 09/25/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/05/2016
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Daniel Kaluuya, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal
Plot: Sicario translates to hitman in Mexico. When an idealistic FBI agent is paired up with a consultant with a checkered past, she will have to learn the hard way that combating the new war on drugs sometimes means getting your hands dirty. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019
Maybe the grisliest War on Drugs thriller ever, "Sicario" generates enough scenes of raw tension to make up for its emotionally involving shortcomings.
Salim - wrote on 08/16/2016
Thanks, Lionsgate! A film like Sicario should take example from David Fincher. Make your trailers mysterious. Instead of the predictable fuzz that was given to the public, and ultimately, the shit film that was given. Deakins does good, but it's marred by mediocre editing. But what irritates me the most is that this film is nothing different from something that I saw long ago. None of the twists work at all because of how predictable it all feels. It is truly a conventional piece of shit. And frankly, the joke is on everyone. What a bad rewrite of Training Day...
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/12/2016
Sicario isn't afraid to show the dark reality of the new war on drugs. This is the world of the cartels where brutal executions are the norm and the only way to combat these men is to cross the line and be as brutal as the men you are facing. It also means most of the characters in the film are dubious at best, and the truly good guys come across as too weak to face the harsh reality of the situation. It's bleak but effective and I have no doubt closer to the truth than I want to imagine.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/29/2016
An FBI field agent is seconded to a special unit tasked with taking the fight to the South American drug cartels and finds their approach more resembles a declaration of war than police work. Narcos meets Zero Dark Thirty in this uncompromising cop thriller that is less shades of grey than shades of black. In fact, the line between right and wrong is so muddied throughout the story that it makes The Shield looks like T. J. Hooker, but Emily Blunt - giving a fine portrayal of a good cop who is in way over her head - provides a strong central character which thankfully grounds the story preventing it from becoming obnoxiously over-violent and amoral. The action sequences are tense rather than spectacular, which suits the grittiness of the story perfectly and a lean, mean Benicio Del Toro …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 08/02/2016
"You're asking me how a watch works. For now, just keep an eye on the time."
"Sicario" was kind of a disappointment for me. Despite my admiration for director Denis Villeneuve ("Prisoners" was an excellent film), the presence of a high-profile and talented cast and an inviting trailer (although I scrupulously shun trailers), I thought this one wasn't really original and impressive. Maybe the trailer has put me on the wrong foot. That sinister and morbid beginning with those corpses stashed in plastic, made an immense impression on me. This combined with the flashy and clever scene where you see a convoy of pitch black SUV's making their way through a crowded highway with an action-packed ending subsequently, made sure I was eagerly looking forward to seeing this film.
The film …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/07/2016
Sicario eröffnet mit zwei Indikatoren einer brutalen Welt: Der erste, eine furchtbare Entdeckung, der zweite eine Explosion. Beide begründen den folgenden für uns befriedigenden Thriller (und genaus diese Tatsache bereitet mir Magenschmerzen). Wir befinden uns in einem Universum, in dem das Böse schlicht exisitiert. In dieser Welt kann Gewalt einfach so ausbrechen, Leben nehmen oder niederschmettern. Sicario schafft leider tiefe Befriedigung. Der Film untersucht den Krieg ohne Regeln oder Verpflichtungen mit einem spektakulären Auftritt von Benicio Del Toro und der faszinierenden Cinematographie von Roger Deakins. Böse Zungen behaupteten, Sicario sei zu ausschweifend und prätentiös. Sicario fehle deshalb die Dringlichkeit eines wahrhaft grossartigen Thrillers. Ich muss zugeben, …
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