Sicario

Quick review on this one, after seeing it last night, it’s a winner with my wife and I for sure. Emily Blunt plays an idealistic fBI agent looking to make a change in the drug war. She gets recruited by a high officer played by Josh Brolin and a mysterious character played by Benicio del Toro. Incidentally, this role may be my favorite of his entire career.

There’s a lot going on here. It has already been labeled on the internet as “not for the faint of heart.” That may be somewhat of an exaggeration. If you can handle “Breaking Bad” you can handle “Sicario.” I’ll keep all spoilers out. Like “Traffic” you find out what is going on with the border drug trafficking. You also will probably walk out not feeling happy and good. At the same time you’ll be closer to knowing the stuff that really goes on down there.

Author: Damien Riley

I write film reviews & record 2 film podcasts: The Damien Riley Podcast and Talking Stars. Thanks for reading and listening, see you at the movies!

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