Sicario

Sicario

DVD - 2015
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After an idealistic FBI agent is recruited by a government task-force official to pursue a drug lord, she begins a perilous mission that forces her to question everything she believes, and pits her against a shadowy consultant with a dangerous agenda.
Publisher: [U.S.A.] :, EOne,, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ℗♭2015
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 SIC NVD
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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JLMason
May 14, 2018

Stylishly shot with a striking film score that portends death and doom, Denis Villeneuve's Sicario tries for moral ambiguity (both sides do "bad things"), but really there is no contest in what is evil here. Miscast as an FBI SWAT team lead, Emily Blunt sleepwalks through the movie looking like a deer in the headlights. Channeling a chilling Brad Pitt, the vengeful Benicio Del Toro dominates every scene he's in.

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reginator_22
May 09, 2018

I thought this movie was really good. Too bad it took me 3 years to see it.

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tenet
Mar 12, 2018

Rated 5/10. This is quite a grim and gritty action thriller about the world of drug gangs.

The plot is okay, but I found the acting so-so.

Overall, my rating reflects that it's average.

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Nooksack20
Jan 07, 2018

A truly excellent movie about the efforts to fight the Mexican drug cartels, a personal vendetta by one of the characters, and the deceptive practices needed to take the fight to the leaders of the cartels. Highly recommended for adults...not children.

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ethanjhale
Nov 10, 2017

There wasn't as much action scenes as I thought there might be before watching it, but this film really captures the intensity between drug cartel operations and federal forces. There's none like it. Very unique.

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Calvacade
Aug 19, 2017

Great Movie! It's shows what the average person doesn't see what happens across the US-Mexico Border. Allegedly based on true events? This movie packs a punch with gut wrenching drama & action. Mature viewing recommended.

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MontMoroc
Aug 19, 2017

Gripping look at the drug wars in the USA. Excellent performances all around but the stand outs were Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro. Worth watching.

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Byond
Aug 09, 2017

'Orchestrated violence' comes to mind as a descriptor. By this I mean that what will make the film exciting to most is the violence. To that end, the setting is for the most part related to the notoriously violent Mexican drug world. Our tour guide is a young female FBI agent who has somewhat against her inclination, but with an understandable desire to bring bad guys to justice, joined the team. Add to this near babe in the woods situation the del Toro character, who, we gradually learn, has no small score to settle. An actor on another film, when asked at a conference, what viewers should take away, said (in effect) 'it's a good ride'. You could say the same here if an update Dirty Harry is worth a look. Movies are better than ever. The four word phrase that puts 'Make my day' in the shade might be what you remember.

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seeker472
Jul 21, 2017

Good movie, well paced and I liked the ending.

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waltery
May 25, 2017

Very entertaining movie...Good acting, story and direction...So many new movies are stinkers...This movie is a keeper...4 stars...

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reginator_22
May 09, 2018

Matt: Fausto Alarcon "El Verdugo". Every day across that border, people are kidnapped or killed by his hand or with his blessing. To find him would be like discovering a vaccine. You understand the value of that?

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jimg2000
Mar 29, 2016

To avoid spoilers, read quotes after the end of movie.
On Medellin:
Matt: Now, you listen. You went up the wrong tunnel. You saw things you shouldn't have seen.
Kate: What is Medellin?
Matt: Medellin? Medellin refers to a time when one group controlled every aspect of the drug trade, providing a measure of order that we could control. And until somebody finds a way
to convince 20% of the population to stop snorting and smoking that shit, order's the best we can hope for.
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Alejandro: You should move to a small town, where the rule of law still exists. You will not survive here. You are not a wolf. And this is the land of wolves now.

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jimg2000
Mar 29, 2016

To avoid spoilers, read quotes after the end of movie.

The FBI agents:
Dave: She's been leading our kidnap response team for three years. Put her through the grinder since she got here, and she hasn't blinked. She's in the front line. Nobody's gonna be happier than Kate to see these guys go down.
Matt: So, she's a thumper.
Dave: Today was her fifth O.l.S. 5-and-0, not bad for a rookie.
Matt: She never worked cases?
Dave: Been kicking doors since day one.
Matt: I like her already. What about the partner? He seen any action?
Dave: He's only been with us 18 months.
Matt: What's his background?
Dave: He's a sharp kid. ROTC scholarship to Maryland, did a tour in Iraq, got his law degree from UNC. He's green, but he's good.
Matt: No lawyers on this train. Just give me the girl.

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reginator_22
May 09, 2018

Violence: Dead bodies, gun fights.

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 25, 2016

Violence: Some pretty brutal scenes including torture and killings.

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gamergal77
Dec 06, 2015

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

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