Sicario – Review

The Urban Dictionary definition for the word, “Sicario” is often referred to as “Hitman” or “Assassin” by the Latin American mafias. With a dark and evil film title as, Sicario, I knew I had to see it. Plus with Benicio Del Toro being one of my favorite actors (villain role) there was no question for my interest for this masterpiece. The well-rounded, dark and twisted movie was nothing sort of perfection which is expressed in my review.

The early events of Sicario follow a strong idealistic FBI agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) as she leads her team investigating kidnapping cases in the state of Arizona. Known for her solid work, Macer is recruited by a mysterious U.S. government official named, Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to join his task force in fighting the escalating war against drugs. At Graver’s side, an intriguing Colombian man named, Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) assist in the intense execution of plans against the Mexican Cartel. As the task force travels back-and-forth across the U.S.-Mexican border, Macer is questioning every move they make. Macer starts her personal investigation as to the teams true motive, leading her in a direction she wished she never stuck her nose.


When watching this movie, one major key component capping off an already fantastic film is the excellent music composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson. As I walked out of the theater, I was left with the heart pounding beat in my head of a lasting impression of what Sicario was all about. In my opinion, Sicario is Director Denis Villeneuve‘s best work yet.

Sicario takes the audience on an intense and wild ride! The rollercoaster of events will have you on the edge of your seat. We are forced in a powerful experience of violent confrontations occur every day. The film truly lives up to it’s title as Del Toro professionally slam-dunks his role of an assassin on a revenge mission. With the strengths of Brolin and Blunt, the viewers are left for a real treat.


About: Jake Grunwald

Owner/Co-Founder - Review Junkies LLC., Est. June 2013

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