Oct 9, 2021
Sicario offers nothing completely new within the genre (...) but it is still a heart-racing ride brilliantly casted (...) and brings a fresh take on a familiar story.
May 5, 2021
A thriller wound so tight that you'll probably need a lie down and a sizeable drink afterwards.
Feb 3, 2021
Isn't a feel good movie about winning the war on drugs. Instead it's a powerful look at a seemingly unwinnable battle and the toll it takes on its soldiers.
Jan 15, 2021
Sicario looks to be introducing even wider audiences to Denis Villeneuve, but it's also a film that will leave them uneasy and unsettled.
Jan 2, 2021
Sicario is paced so wonderfully and so real, you don't need to be a fan of the genre to like it.
Dec 16, 2020
Emily Blunt's performance brings humanity to this prototypical expose of ulterior motives behind the drug wars happening across the U.S. border.
Dec 4, 2020
At times, the movie alternates between gung-ho adventure, nail-biting suspense, and a revealing exposé of corruptions - all regularly at odds with a consistent vision.
Jul 17, 2020
As Sicario is seen from Kate's point of view, we as the audience are dragged along for the tense, heart-pounding and edge of your seat ride.
Apr 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.
Feb 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.
Jan 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.
Dec 2, 2019
In Sicario, Denis Villeneuve has created another tense, heavily involving yet imperfect film.
Nov 29, 2019
Fascinating, non-stop, intelligent, visceral. Sicario cuts into the very soul with rapier swiftness and intensity.
Nov 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.
Oct 16, 2019
The atmosphere, full of palpable menace, is immeasurably aided by master cinematographer Roger Deakins.
Aug 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.
Aug 8, 2019
The action is riveting-even if the heroine-cop played by Emily Blunt seems unfairly outstripped by Benicio Del Toro.
Jul 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.