The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Benicio Del Toro,
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
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 »
Matt inquires into the backgrounds of Kate and Reggie at the meeting. He is told Reggie has a law degree. He then says "there are no lawyers on this train". Later, when Kate is asking Alejandro about himself, he reveals he was a prosecutor in Juarez. Also, when Reggie presses Matt about details of their objective saying he wants to know everything, Matt just says out loud, "Fucking lawyers". Alejandro being a former lawyer is probably not a mistake because it is revealed the real objective of the task force is to help Alejandro get revenge for his family and so he now has complete disregard for the rule of law. See more »
I just tried to have sex with my hitman.
Nah, he's no assassin. He just wanted to know what you know. They're after us, not you.
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Written by Aron Leigh, Phil Barton & Mike Ulvila
Performed by Aron Leigh
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Well organized story with great characters, performed by great actors
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.
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