Review : Sicario

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“An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.”

Scar’s biggest asset, is that it dripssssssss with tension. Tension that builds and builds and pays off every time. It’s biggest problem however, is actually in one of its main characters, in Emily Blunt. As it said before her character is an “idealistic” agent, but this is one of those times where a character sticking to its character traits might actually be a hindrance. For one i feel like women will have a problem with this character, as it doesn’t necessarily portray women in a bad light, but it does portray a character that comes off as very unlikable, in a way that ads to the usual stereotypes of female characters. On one hand, you have to give her, her due for really sticking to her guns, but it also seems like such a wrong idealism in the context of the movie, that it does turn you off of her character at points. Benicio Del Toro however, is a force of nature in this movie. And i understand that he had the better character from a writing point of view, but boy does he do it justice. The rest of the cast here is also very solid, as is the directing and especially the score that is really used to help with the tension building. From start to end Sicario is a real tense, disturbing, hard hitting film that makes no excuses or apologies, and is definitely worth seeing.

Review Score : 8.5 out of 10

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