Charlotte Sometimes and George Wood (freelance film writers) join Flixwatcher to review Charlotte’s choice Sicario.
Sicario (2015) is the seventh feature film from director Denis Villeneuve. It stars Emily Blunt as Kate Macer, an FBI Special Agent recruited by Josh Brolin’s Matt Graver, a CIA officer, as a technical necessity so the CIA can operate in Mexico, outside the US border. Benicio del Toro plays Alejandro Gillick, a former Mexican prosecutor turned assassin with a specialism in torture. Also starring in an early role is Daniel Kaluuya as Reggie Wayne, a rookie FBI Special Agent and Kate’s partner.
Sicario, Spanish for ‘hitman’, features strong performances and some incredible but tense set pieces. It is not an easy watch, due to the content and the unrelenting bleakness. The cinematography by Roger Deakins and score by Jóhann Jóhannsson are highlights in the darkness of the content.
Scores for recommendability reflected the harsh subject matter, it is a technical achievement but lacking in emotion and human connection. The love for Deakins and Jóhannsson also reflected the small screen scores and Sicario scores 3.63 overall.
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