Monday, October 12, 2015


After witnessing the latest cartel horror house as part of an FBI tactical team, a novice but talented agent (Emily Blunt) is recruited by a dubious team of federal agents, led by a law bending cowboy (Josh Brolin) with the aid of a mysterious liaison (Benicio del Toro), in an effort to root out a nefarious drug lord. Sicario is gripping, murky and unrelenting, brilliantly directed by Denis Villeneuve, with crisp, haunting cinematography from Roger Deakins, and superb performances from the well cast principle performers. Not only serving as a petrifying imminent issues movie and conversation stirrer but standing on its own as a meticulously crafted thriller, even if these lines are blurred in the end as the film lends itself more towards a revenge picture.
*** 1/2 out of ****