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Sicario (2015)

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

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When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team. Written by Gusde

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The border is just another line to cross.


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Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language | See all certifications »

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2 October 2015 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$401,288 (USA) (18 September 2015)

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$46,875,468 (USA) (8 January 2016)
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This is Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins's second collaboration. They have worked together on Prisoners and the thirdcoming Blade Runner 2049 (2017). See more »

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Matt refers to the Arizona border town of Sasabe but mentions that it's east of Nogales. It's actually west of Nogales. He also mispronounces it, saying it as if it's a Spanish word, "sah-SAH-bay", while locally it is pronounced closer to its O'Odham origin: "SASS-uh-bee". See more »

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Alejandro: [shoots Kate in her bullet-proof vest] Don't ever point a gun at me again.
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Well organized story with great characters, performed by great actors
18 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is like the stuff you see on hour long serialized Television like Netflix's Narcos, but instead this police like drama is done in a two hour movie instead of thirteenth episodes.

Emily Blunt was amazing in her character, a good FBI agent who feels she's not doing enough on the streets and allows herself to get used by someone with more power, played by Josh Brolin brilliantly as a man who seems uncharismatic about his job in order to hide the covert nature of his mission to find the big man responsible for all the street crime.

Brolin played a necessary evil, that comes off brilliantly in the narrative that plays out. Loved how they go from the bottom and get to the very top. It's very surgical.

But the actor who stole the show in Sicario is Benicio del Toro whose character Alejandro, is a cloud of mystery that unravels slowly through the film, done both subtle and dramatic by Del Toro. Every time he was on the screen even when he did nothing he was doing something and you he demanded your attention.

Plus the music and sound combo of the movie added to the tension. it was powerful.

Incredible action-thriller.


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