What’s It About?
An idealistic FBI agent is recruited for a special task force to bring down the head of a powerful Mexican drug cartel.
Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
Sicario is suspenseful, violent and intimate. The script is dark and gripping. It might also be a little cynical in places (particularly with its portrayal of the city of Juarez), but overall it is very effective. Emily Blunt gives a great performance as a conflicted by-the-books FBI agent struggling in a new world where her professional and ethical boundaries are profoundly tested. Benicio del Toro is also great here and his character gives the film some of its most unexpected and disturbing twists.
Final Grade: B+
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