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Sicario: Day of the Soldado Reviews

September 6, 2018
Every moment of Sicario: Day of the Soldado is soaked in an unilluminating and easy cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 19, 2018
'Day of the Soldado' would be hard to stomach at any time. It feels particularly worthless now.
July 10, 2018
If there is a theme in this film, I would venture to guess that it's right there in the title. The soldier, el soldado, has his day and his way throughout.
July 1, 2018
Without a humanizing element like Blunt's character, this whole grim affair is just a race to the bottom in which everyone loses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 29, 2018
Moner is terrific, and her character's fortunes can be read in her eyes-blazing to begin with, as she scraps with another girl in a schoolyard, but dark and blank by the end, their youthful fire doused by the violence that she has seen.
June 29, 2018
Where its predecessor, 2015's Sicario was intermittently thoughtful, this sequel is mindlessly mean-spirited.
June 29, 2018
"Day of the Soldado" is at its best when it sticks to its own raw brand of truth.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 29, 2018
As if in imitation of the ruthless Mexican drug cartel its heroes go after, director Stefano Sollima's sequel decapitates, disembowels, and castrates Denis Villeneuve's beautiful, tough, and sad 2015 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
June 29, 2018
There are moments that are quite tense, but as a whole, ideologically, I don't know what this movie is trying to say--I don't know that its that coherent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
June 29, 2018
The carnage in Day of the Soldado becomes numbing to such a degree that it's hard to care about what happens next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2018
At its mean, snakelike best, it's also a brutally assured commercial action picture, unburdened by the moral qualms or unnerving ambiguity of its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2018
{Soldado] dithers away into subplots, including one that is ludicrously contrived and seems designed to continue the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2018
The power of Sollima's tough, testosterone-fueled, high-impact fable comes not from its harrowing depiction of violence, as visceral and authentic as anything ever shot. Its authority is in the way it portrays bloodshed's dreadful effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 28, 2018
Soldado is beautifully crafted and requires some brain cells.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2018
Day of the Soldado -- a sequel that wasn't exactly needed, which proceeds to raise complicated issues that the movie, with its simple-minded formula, isn't particularly well equipped to handle.
June 28, 2018
While "Sicario" didn't exactly beg to be a film franchise, "Soldado" proves it'll go as long as Brolin and Del Toro can stay corrupt and captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2018
Somehow Soldado gets by, thanks to strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2018
A little goes a long way, and despite the presence of the sleepily charismatic del Toro-his beleaguered Alejandro carries heavy baggage both in his heart and beneath his eyes-the Soldado man show does grow tiresome.
June 28, 2018
"Sicario: Day of the Soldado" is a sequel that barely justifies its existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2018
Although Day of the Soldado isn't as powerful as Sicario, it's a worthy follow-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2018
Soldado bludgeons its way into touchy border politics, and maybe lucks its way into a story focused on the moral imperative of protecting a single child.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2018
It's a given that sequels are never as good as the original movie, but Sicario: Day of The Soldado, is worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2018
So what does the sequel, "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," do? It gets rid of almost everything that worked so well in the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2018
Shocking. Bold. Timely. Unforgettable. And a little bit nuts. THIS is how you make a sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 28, 2018
The trouble with this muscular, fitfully absorbing, confusingly titled action movie - a bigger, brasher and less memorable picture than its predecessor in every respect - is that its cynicism too often feels like a put-on.
June 28, 2018
A much more conventional film with fewer pretensions to high art. Violence exploited for mere entertainment is so commonplace it hardly seems worth noting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2018
Soldado skillfully mixes its real-world grounding with a flair for pulpy, moody storytelling. It leaves a body count, along with an emotional mark.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 28, 2018
"Sicario: Day of the Soldado" is less a political film and much more a straightforward action movie. The adrenaline is undeniable, and even when things get a little sketchy, there's always Del Toro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2018
The follow-up to the 2016 feds-versus-cartels thriller is not in the same league as the Denis Villeneuve original. But Brolin and Del Toro keep the action strong and stinging until the sequel crosses the line into Trump-style fearmongering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2018
Benicio del Toro is the Ernest Hemingway of screen badasses: the less he says the better he is. He does his most convincing work while looking like he's about to nod off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2018
The two main adult male characters might look and act like brutal nihilists, but don't worry. By the end, they put the "I care" in "Sicario" and remind everyone that you can't spell "Soldado" without "Dad."
June 27, 2018
Day of the Soldado is too sober and grim for the sweaty heat of Touch of Evil. But it has taken to heart one of its best lines: "All border towns bring out the worst in a country."
June 26, 2018
The world expands in this follow-up, but it's just as cynical and hopeless as we remember.
| Original Score: 3/4
June 26, 2018
Hey, there are some sick one-liners, and somewhere in the convoluted plot is a heart-pumping chiller of a story with no easy heroes.
June 25, 2018
A needless sequel that serves only to deepen one's appreciation of the original's tightwire act and suggests that screenwriter Taylor Sheridan's moral ambivalence about American power ended with the Obama presidency.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 25, 2018
"Sicario: Day of the Soldado" is pretty gory, very grim and kind of depressing. So before you buy your ticket, know what you're signing up for. But you're probably going to regret enlisting anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2018
When Day of the Soldado truly wallows in violence, it does so exquisitely, with the kind of hopelessness that film violence, especially around this subject matter, should convey.
June 25, 2018
Director Stefano Sollima eschews the quiet suspense of the original in favor of hard-core action. And the execution is nearly flawless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2018
It's a tough-as-nails action thriller, and all those nails are hammered directly into the movie's own coffin.
June 20, 2018
Day of the Soldado feels like it was written on a bender of whiskey and Viagra.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 20, 2018
"Soldado" may not be as masterful as Villeneuve's original, but it sets up a world of possibilities for elaborating on a complex conflict far too rich to be resolved in two hours' time.
June 20, 2018
So Day of the Soldado is our generation's Rambo: First Blood, Part 2, a half-mad sequel transforming a traumatized political parable into a fantasy of all-American murder gods.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 20, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado emerges as a dynamic action drama in its own right.