With an amazing script by Taylor Sheridan Director Denis Villeneuve brings us into the war on drugs.  There is a lot that happens on and near the U.S.-Mexico border.  The one thing you will see in this flick is the fine line between good and bad.  This line is also very blurry, and who fights the dirty might surprise you.  sicario2

We begin with Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is an FBI agent who is in charge of a drug raid on an Arizona home.  They find a gruesome site with over 40 bodies that have been killed by the main drug cartel in Mexico.  This raid turns from bad to worse in 3 seconds flat.  sicario3

Soon after the bad raid Kate is being sought out by Matt (Josh Brolin), he is from a government agency (most likely the CIA).   He wants Kate to come help him and Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) bring down the drug lord responsible for the house in Arizona and many other deaths.  Alejandro is a more secretive figure in this story.  We don’t know who he works with we just learn he is very good at what he does.  sicario5

Kate is then flown to Juarez to get the brother of the Drug Lord they are trying to bring down.  There is a lot of graphic scenes in Juarez and I mean graphic with people who have been hung to a shoot out at the border.  Kate has a lot of problems with the way things were done in Mexico, but can’t really do anything except voice her opinion.

Matt then let’s Kate’s partner from the FBI Reggie (Daniel Kaluuya) tag a long on the next mission, mainly because he needed him to drive them.  Kate has seen the level that Alejandro and Matt are willing to go to get information and bring the Cartel down, and has a lot of moral issues with the level.  sicario4

In her role  Blunt is very good, but a little reserved in the flick.  She does bring morality to her character and also has a very strong scene (I won’t go into it very good scene).  Brolin is great as Matt.  He not only brings Swagger to the character, but also a lot of great one liners.  

Del Toro is the main reason to go see this flick.  He is amazing you don’t know if he is good or bad, who he works for, and he is very quiet throughout the flick.  We learn why Del Toro is there and what made him who he is in the flick, but I am not going to ruin it for you.  I can’t wait for the sequel to this flick where we can see more of Del Toro.  

I grade Sicario an A.  This is a great action flick that anyone who likes graphic flicks.  If you don’t like those go so you can see Del Toro in a great role.  

Brad Watts

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