This film was executed brilliantly off of a very thin story. For me, the story was the weakest element. How can a weak screenplay still get 5 stars? Everything else was perfection. Directing and acting was excellent. The standout for me was the cinematography. Roger Deakins pulled off amazing shots that really lent itself to building tension. of course, I also have to commend the film score - it really gets under your skin. Overall, Sicario is a must-see film!