Sicario

Drama | English subtitles | 121 minutes

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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.

 

Cast
Emily Blunt (Kate Macer) / Josh Brolin (Matt Graver) / Benicio Del Toro (Alejandro Gillick) / Julio Cesar Cedillo (Fausto Alarcon)
Why Stream This Film?
There have been many films covering the wars  between Mexican drug cartels and  U.S. FBI agents. Film critics like Todd McCarthy and Richard Roeper have called Sicario one of the best. 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 92%
  • Metacritic Score: 82
Accolades
  • 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)
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.
Todd McCarthy

The Hollywood Reporter

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.
Peter Bradshaw

The Guardian

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