01:22Sicario - Trailerposted on October 20, 2015Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt, who gave impressive characterization of her roles in memorable hit movies such as “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Edge of Tomorrow,” “Into The Woods” and “Looper” takes on another strong female character in “Sicario” opposite Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin about an agent hired to bust drug cartels in Mexico.
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!
A definite must-see! Reminiscent of Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" and Soderbergh's "Traffic". Great cast (kudos to Del Toro, Blunt, and Brolin), solid story and execution, visually engaging. A refreshing take on the gang/drug problem in the US-Mexico border, and how one's search for justice and order figure in the whole picture. Not your typical action movie (don't expect "loud" action sequences), but definitely the scenes that matter (and there are lots!) are compelling and memorable. Hands down one of the year's best!