Drama | English subtitles | 121 minutes
Kate Macer, a rising FBI agent, is assigned to a task force headed by Matt Graver and Alejandra Gillick. Initially, their job is to apprehend Manuel Diaz, a leader in the Sonora drug cartel in Mexico. The task force travels to Mexico, captures Manuel’s brother, Guillermo, and extradites him to the U.S. for questioning. Kate learns that Guillermo Diaz is being used as bait to capture the Sonora Cartel lord, Fausto Alarcon. Kate also learns that Alejandro worked for the Medellin Cartel and he was hired to assassinate Alarcon. Although Kate is aware that the war against drugs must be won, it’s become a nasty job she never anticipated.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 92%
- Metacritic Score: 82
- Cannes Film Festival: Nominated, Palme d’Or
- Writers Guild of America: Nominated, Best Original Screenplay (Taylor Sheridan)
- BAFTA Awards: Nominated, Best Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro); Best Cinematographer (Roger Deakins)
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The violence of the inter-American drug trade has served as the backdrop for any number of films for more than three decades, but few have been as powerful and superbly made as SICARIO.
Director Denis Villeneuve and writer Taylor Sheridan have taken control of a straight-ahead Hollywood genre movie and managed it with great flair without any supercilious over-thinking–which is not to say that it isn’t smart. As an action thriller, it delivers.
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