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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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Denis Villeneuve

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Taylor Sheridan
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 151 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Blunt ... Kate Macer
Benicio Del Toro ... Alejandro
Josh Brolin ... Matt Graver
Victor Garber ... Dave Jennings
Jon Bernthal ... Ted
Daniel Kaluuya ... Reggie Wayne
Jeffrey Donovan ... Steve Forsing
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Rafael (as Raoul Trujillo)
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Fausto Alarcon
Hank Rogerson ... Phil Coopers
Bernardo Saracino ... Manuel Diaz
Maximiliano Hernández ... Silvio (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
Kevin Wiggins ... Burnett
Edgar Arreola ... Guillermo
Kim Larrichio ... Silvio's Wife

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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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The Wild Pony bar is actually on Hwy 314 SW in Los Lunas, New Mexico, about twenty-nine miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico and 425 miles from Tucson, Arizona, where Kate and Reggie were supposed to be. See more »

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At 3:50 and 4:42 the bodies hidden in the suspected "kidnap house" are shown only to have had the heads bagged. Given that poor wrapping, the stench of decomposition would not only have rendered the house uninhabitable, but it would have generated numerous complaints from the neighbors, and thus would not have been a secret until the one cartel man shot at Macer and hit the wall instead. Contrast this with the very careful wrapping by the "dinner party crew" in John Wick, which might have worked for long-term storage. See more »

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Alejandro: You look like a little girl when you're scared.
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Hail to the Chief
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Music by James Sanderson
Whistled by Matt Graver (Josh Brolin)
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Sicario
14 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Sicario was first released back in 2015. I just watched it for the first time last week...and I really have no excuse other than I'm an idiot. I knew I'd like it, I'd heard nothing but amazing things, and five minutes into the movie I completely regretted not watching it sooner. Sicario is, hands down, one of the best action/thrillers of the decade. Director Denis Villeneuve manages to create so much suspense and intensity throughout 120 minutes that at times it's almost unbearable. Needless to say, my fingernails did not survive this movie. The plot itself is fairly basic - the FBI teams up with some shady people to fight a brutal Mexican drug cartel. Emily Blunt plays the young FBI agent recruited into the fight, and for most of the movie the audience is just as confused and suspicious as she is. It delivers plenty of wonderful "what the hell?" moments, as you never really get a sense of anyone's true motivations until the end. The performances are universally terrific and the dialogue is sharp, but the main reason the movie works so masterfully is Villeneuve. With the help of some striking cinematography and a brilliant score, he gives us one of the most surprising, tense, and atmospheric thrillers in the history of the genre. If you've never seen Sicario, please don't make my mistake and see it ASAP.


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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$401,288, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:

$46,889,293

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,872,444
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