Sicario Reviews

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June 26, 2020
With this film Denis Villeneuve has his clear intentions when executing some action sequences that are somewhat tense, but he stays halfway when he raises the moral questions behind the fight against drug trafficking. [Full review in Spanish]
April 7, 2020
Villenueve wrings the best out of every level of production, and never has it been so polished, so exciting, as in this masterful film.
February 13, 2020
When everything is brought together, it is clear we've heard this tune before but this version is tuned to an incredible and impressive harmony.
January 10, 2020
Del Toro is a fantastic actor who has been failed by his scripts and direction time and time again. Not so with Sicario.
December 2, 2019
In Sicario, Denis Villeneuve has created another tense, heavily involving yet imperfect film.
November 29, 2019
Fascinating, non-stop, intelligent, visceral. Sicario cuts into the very soul with rapier swiftness and intensity.
November 13, 2019
Sicario hones in on violent grit and cashes in on intense, impressive performances for a twisted, spine-chilling dive into the Mexican-American drug war.
October 16, 2019
The atmosphere, full of palpable menace, is immeasurably aided by master cinematographer Roger Deakins.
August 30, 2019
The film is moody and intimately immersive one moment, brutal shocking and horrifying in the next, managing to deliver high-octane action entertainment with both a conscience, and a heart.
August 8, 2019
The action is riveting-even if the heroine-cop played by Emily Blunt seems unfairly outstripped by Benicio Del Toro.
July 30, 2019
Sicario is often a hard watch and intentionally uncomfortable in a way that is forgivable thanks to the reality of its subject. It is not a "taut action thriller" as has been touted, so much as it is a "bleak tragic thriller" worth crossing borders for.
July 24, 2019
As technically assured as all of this is, including one of the tensest scores to feature in a genre picture in recent memory (courtesy of Johann Johannsson), Sicario feels too hollow.
July 5, 2019
A gritty, uncompromising film of real, raw power that offers one of the clearest and most complex cinematic takes on America's war on drugs we've seen yet.
April 11, 2019
Although some of the disturbing images are hard to swallow at times, Sicario is a drug thriller you won't want to miss seeing.
March 22, 2019
Not merely an engrossing drama. Not merely a challenging thriller. One of the best movies of the year.
March 4, 2019
Villeneuve, his cast, and crew have made an undeniable, powerful film that works on so many levels it's scary.
February 21, 2019
Sicario brings with it a gritty and grimy sense of authenticity, underpinned by an exceptional script from Taylor Sheridan.
February 7, 2019
Far from the gritty hand-held treatment most cartel-themed sagas employ, Deakins' style means that Villeneuve can concentrate on his distinct grammar of storytelling.
February 5, 2019
Blunt is amazing in this movie.
January 27, 2019
beneath the thrills and the visual artistry, the film refuses to pull back from asking hard questions about our willingness to accept that our home is corrupted, that we are indeed a land of wolves.
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