Sicario is a film that might surprise a lot of people. This film is dark and gritty and just what I wanted. I liked the fact that the trailers didn’t give away any information that was significant to the plot. However, I also feel that this film was under marketed. This film is performance and story driven. There is impressive on-screen action but it is more of a reaction to the events occurring in the story.

The cast of this film is remarkable. How could it not be with Emily Blunt returning to action following Edge of Tomorrow. Emily drives the story forward as you follow her character through the events that play out in the film. As always, Benicio Del Toro is astonishing to watch. He steals the screen when he’s on it with the smallest of details. His character is mysterious and once you learn his back story and see him in action, it blows your mind wide open as to why his character is the way he is. Josh Brolin also nails his character. Although none of his previous roles have really been noticeable to me, I thought he fit perfectly into this role. This performance has caught my eye and I’m looking forward to seeing if this is a one-time thing, or if he can keep pulling out more performances that are this impressive.

This movie is definitely a slow burn but despite this pacing you never find your mind wandering. You’re on the edge of your seat involved in the story throughout the entire movie. You will find yourself very eager to know what’s going to happen next. Most of this story is told through great dialogue. The film is shot beautifully and has a notable score behind it to make you really feel the movies tone.

This movie has some graphic moments and is a thrill from beginning to end. The twists and turns of the plot are mind-blowing and the reveals are perfectly timed. This film is a must see. Sicario gets a 4.3 out of 5 for its thrilling crime drama.

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This Review is by: Ryan Wolfe

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