Sicario Reviews

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April 30, 2018
A nasty film about the drug war on the US-Mexico border that flirts with fascism and artiness, succumbing to the former.
February 15, 2018
The film chips away at a real problem but misses the big picture by a mile.
January 26, 2018
Emily Blunt and Oscar winner Benicio del Toro are terrific, and director Denis Villeneuve keeps the thriller pumping with brutal momentum.
January 11, 2018
Denis Villeneuve's 
film is a gripping, smart action thriller that reflects 
the moral ambiguity of the American war on drugs and 
features a trio of powerful performances.
December 3, 2017
Sweat will drip from your hands during the final 20 minutes with tension beyond palpable as you witness what will wind up being one of the most talked about scenes in all of cinema
October 26, 2017
A thriller must thrill, but to do so properly it has to be emotionally involving as well, and this one isn't.
October 17, 2017
There's enough payoff in the action to make Sicario feel satisfying, but underneath the combined polish of Villeneuve and Deakins is a hollow shell.
October 2, 2017
Far from being the cunningly ambiguous moral parable its champions claim it to be, Sicario actually hedges its bets in order to remain shamelessly crowd-pleasing.
September 22, 2017
[Emily Blunt] is the perfect audience stand-in in Sicario, the latest journey into the heart of darkness masterminded by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve.
August 14, 2017
The real star of the film may be cinematographer Roger Deakins, whose work here is both breathtaking and purposeful, a huge part of why [Sicario] remains thrilling even as its plot loses steam.
June 27, 2017
Blunt does such meticulous and brilliant work that, if they're smart, the filmmakers will push her for an Oscar nomination in the supporting category.
December 7, 2016
Sicario is a one-of-a-kind experience. It's an action-drama that relishes its necessary job, but does so in unbelievable style.
July 14, 2016
A taut procedural thriller tinged with the trappings of the horror and war genres ... Sicario is one of the best films of the year.
July 10, 2016
Immaculately made, and boasting one of 2015's greatest performances; but there is, ultimately, a limit to how artistically meaningful something so fixated on agony can possibly be.
May 29, 2016
'Sicario' is 'Traffic' on steroids; lots of bad cartel hombres. The FBI's naïve, the CIA's hydrochloric acid-cynical, Delta Force is brutal. Dude film with a killer cast-fun!
May 25, 2016
Some pieces of the puzzle do come together eventually, but be warned, there is no light at the end of this particular tunnel of darkness.
May 3, 2016
It's a thoughtful film, but also a visceral and affecting one, capturing the intensity of these raids and encounters.
May 3, 2016
A riveting thriller led by the compelling performances of flinty Emily Blunt... a never-better Benicio del Toro as Alejandro, a enigmatically shady character who is part of a covert operation headed by Josh Brolin into which Blunt is seconded.
April 19, 2016
The strength of this essentially psychological thriller lies in its own queasy, cul-de-sac sense of entering a room where very bad things could happen.
April 17, 2016
A work of staggering self-confidence, the kind of movie that believes in itself so completely that audience apathy is all but impossible.
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