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Sicario

"The border is just another line to cross."

R 2015-09-17 Action 2hr 2m

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a 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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Storyline

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

  • Released
    2015-09-17
  • Revenue
    $84,872,444
  • Budget
    $30,000,000
  • Runtime
    2hr 2m
  • Genre
    Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    Español, English
  • imdb-logo
    7.7
  • Production
    Thunder Road, Black Label Media, Lionsgate, Emperor Motion Pictures, Redrum

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Cast

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

Kate Macer
Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro

Alejandro Gillick
Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin

Matt Graver
Victor Garber

Victor Garber

Dave Jennings
Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya

Reggie Wayne
Jeffrey Donovan

Jeffrey Donovan

Steve Forsing
Julio Cesar Cedillo

Julio Cesar Cedillo

Fausto Alarcon
Hank Rogerson

Hank Rogerson

Phil Coopers
Edgar Arreola

Edgar Arreola

Guillermo
Kim Larrichio

Kim Larrichio

Silvio's Wife
Dylan Kenin

Dylan Kenin

Delta Leader
John Trejo

John Trejo

Delta #2
Marty Lindsey

Marty Lindsey

SWAT Officer
Alex Knight

Alex Knight

Coroner (Phoenix)
Rio Alexander

Rio Alexander

Phoenix Cop
Eric Steinig

Eric Steinig

Air Force MP
Vic Browder

Vic Browder

US Marshal
Boots Southerland

Boots Southerland

US Marshal Keith
Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor

US Marshal Kevin
David Garver

David Garver

Bob Fisks
Jesse Ramirez

Jesse Ramirez

Migrant #1
James Espinoza

James Espinoza

Migrant #2
Arrazolo

Arrazolo

Migrant #3
Tomas Martinez

Tomas Martinez

Migrant #4
Eb Lottimer

Eb Lottimer

Bank Manager
Matthew Tompkins

Matthew Tompkins

Jessie Garza
Michael Sheets

Michael Sheets

Treasury Agent
Sarah Minnich

Sarah Minnich

Reggie's Dance Partner
Julian Ortega

Julian Ortega

Fausto's Son #1
Ian Posada

Ian Posada

Fausto's Son #2
Antonio Leyba

Antonio Leyba

Border Bandit #1
Frank Andrade

Frank Andrade

Border Bandit #2
Juan Carlos Morales

Juan Carlos Morales

Border Bandit #3
Jesus Mayorga

Jesus Mayorga

Border Bandit #4
Joseph P. Santillanes

Joseph P. Santillanes

Homeland Security Officer
Basil Iwanyk Sr.

Basil Iwanyk Sr.

DEA Agent (Motel Room)
Ivan Allen

Ivan Allen

News Anchor
John Burke

John Burke

Chandler News Reporter
Tait Fletcher

Tait Fletcher

Soldier (uncredited)
Cesar Miramontes

Cesar Miramontes

Immigrant (uncredited)
Johnny Otto

Johnny Otto

SWAT Officer (uncredited)
Eddie Perez

Eddie Perez

Border Bandit (uncredited)
Kaelee Vigil

Kaelee Vigil

Immigrant Woman (uncredited)

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Reviews for Sicario
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A Review by Rangan 9

Written by Rangan on 2016-02-14

> One of the finest movie about the raids on cartel gangs. This was really a great film. Fighting against the drug trafficking was the th... read more

> One of the finest movie about the raids on cartel gangs. This was really a great film. Fighting against the drug trafficking was the theme. The story of an FBI agent who was recruited to work in an elite force that no one knows its existence. Their's aim is to tackle the main source, instead to deal with its lower order. Something that impossible to do without international cooperation. Every raid is done in secretively, sometime if required at any cost in whatever effort to stop it. Like I said, this was an awesome movie, and good to see it after the documentary like 'Cartel Land'. The story is kind of hard to detail it out, because it was more an action movie than the talking. How a special force unit goes after the bad guys and stops them is the main plot. But the characters were so distinctive, every main roles had their own agenda for what they are doing and that's how the narration dominated with the high standards. The cast who played them were simply outstanding, including that starts with Emily Blunt, who is someone looks changed the attitude to play physically challenging roles after 'Edge of Tomorrow'. And then Josh Brolin and another one, an upcoming young British actor who I really don't know, but Benicio Del Toro was actually the show stealer. His part was unexpectedly great, totally raw and aggressive. Especially the his end scene, no one could have guessed it, but that's how the way it is. No doubt any top actors would have denied to perform that, anyway well shot with minimum violence, but the intention was very clear as fighting against the dark forces to cut off the head first. One of the best movie of the year, so definitely recommended if you're interested. 8½/10

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A Review by tanty 8

Written by tanty on 2016-03-04

An stereotypical plot with, somehow, some interesting addition. The plot is not superb but the script is really good, Del Toro makes a go... read more

An stereotypical plot with, somehow, some interesting addition. The plot is not superb but the script is really good, Del Toro makes a good performance and, as alway, a great pleasure to watch any movie with Emily Blunt on it. Great performance. The directing is also really good and the soundtrack is remarkable, creating quite an atmosphere. Finally, the action scenes are very well done, with a sense of contempt. No fireworks here, just something that can be the closest to reality.

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A Review by mattwilde123 7

Written by mattwilde123 on 2017-03-09

'Sicario' was a really good action film. The acting all around was very good (in particularly Emily Blunt). The set pieces were very well ma... read more

'Sicario' was a really good action film. The acting all around was very good (in particularly Emily Blunt). The set pieces were very well made. ★★★½

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A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2018-09-13

Not since the opening farmhouse scene from _Inglourious Barsteds_ have I seen such masterful control of palpable tension. _Final rating: ... read more

Not since the opening farmhouse scene from _Inglourious Barsteds_ have I seen such masterful control of palpable tension. _Final rating: ★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time._

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A Review by JPV852 9

Written by JPV852 on 2021-04-18

Still a fantastic crime suspense-thriller featuring great performances but one better than Benicio Del Toro who should have gotten an Oscar ... read more

Still a fantastic crime suspense-thriller featuring great performances but one better than Benicio Del Toro who should have gotten an Oscar nomination for that role, not to mention the direction from Denis Villeneuve. As always Roger Deakins's cinematography was brilliant. **4.75/5**

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A Review by Ahmetaslan27 7

Written by Ahmetaslan27 on 2023-04-25

**A good kind of mystery** A security operation through which a large number of corpses are explored reveals that there is a cartel war r... read more

**A good kind of mystery** A security operation through which a large number of corpses are explored reveals that there is a cartel war rising on the horizon, but in a hidden way, and ends with the formation of a team to eliminate the cartel in Mexico and target the big heads. The film focuses on the points of view of 3 people in the direction of the case, the first is Kate, a beginner who follows the laws strictly and considers that the mission is a moral responsibility, the second is Alejandro as Benicio Del Toro, who is experienced with mysterious intentions, and the third is Silvio (asiliano Maxim Hernandez), the Mexican policeman on his mission own. All of these personalities have their own side, who pulls the other into his world, and who is the correct point of view among them. The film focuses on questions and personalities, not events, in order to reach the Mexican cartel. Each character has a special direction to reach the goal, and this makes their opposing ideas cause a sharp collision between order and chaos, and between formulas that allow bad action and the fine line between good and evil. The film's opposing characters gave the film a mystery and made us wonder what exactly is happening and why it is implemented in this way. Then we quickly get to know the characters, but they are opposite through their actions and reactions. With these details, the director and writer were able to communicate their point of view to the viewer, and it was three things: how and when does information reach the viewer How do they hide this information, how do they benefit from this concealment, and finally how is tension built. Are Kate right or Matt and Alejandro right? Those who made Kate a marginalized role, so why did they choose her from the beginning until she abused her reactions, as if they were deliberately provoking her? We see the words of Matt and Alejandro and their side conversations, as well as their planning and movements with the mission and Kate, and we do not know what is happening, but when the information reached us, it reached us without value, as if they were taking advantage of Kate's ignorance and her presence for goals, but she is in the first place These targets are unknown. These vague goals are considered a problem in the subtraction, because when the viewer is not aware of what is happening, the matter becomes blurry and the events are considered vague, but Kate, since she is the character, has the same problem as the viewer, so she became a source of strength and is the basis of the course of the movie. It was wonderful when you see a mystery of this kind.

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A Review by r96sk 8

Written by r96sk on 2024-01-30

Great cast performances! <em>'Sicario'</em> has a lot going in its favour, for example the cinematography and the sound design, but it is... read more

Great cast performances! <em>'Sicario'</em> has a lot going in its favour, for example the cinematography and the sound design, but it is those onscreen that elevate this release up for me. Emily Blunt is excellent, Josh Brolin is very good himself. Benicio del Toro is, though, the strongest performer in my opinion, I thoroughly enjoyed watching him portray Alejandro. Elsewhere, neat to have Jon Bernthal involved, Daniel Kaluuya too. I will say that the film didn't totally enthrall me as much as I was anticipating/hoping it would, but that's not to take away from the fact that this is an entertaining movie and one that is definitely worth a watch. Looking forward to seeing what the sequels hold.

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A Review by Reno

> One of the finest movie about the raids on cartel gangs. This was really a great film. Fighting against the drug trafficking was the theme. The story of an FBI agent who was recruited to work in an elite force that no one knows its exi...

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A Review by Rangan 9

Written by Rangan on 2016-02-14

> One of the finest movie about the raids on cartel gangs. This was really a great film. Fighting against the drug trafficking was the theme. The story of an FBI agent who was recruited to work in ...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by tanty 8

Written by tanty on 2016-03-04

An stereotypical plot with, somehow, some interesting addition. The plot is not superb but the script is really good, Del Toro makes a good performance and, as alway, a great pleasure to watch any ...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by mattwilde123 7

Written by mattwilde123 on 2017-03-09

'Sicario' was a really good action film. The acting all around was very good (in particularly Emily Blunt). The set pieces were very well made. ★★★½...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2018-09-13

Not since the opening farmhouse scene from _Inglourious Barsteds_ have I seen such masterful control of palpable tension. _Final rating: ★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time._...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by JPV852 9

Written by JPV852 on 2021-04-18

Still a fantastic crime suspense-thriller featuring great performances but one better than Benicio Del Toro who should have gotten an Oscar nomination for that role, not to mention the direction from ...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Ahmetaslan27 7

Written by Ahmetaslan27 on 2023-04-25

**A good kind of mystery** A security operation through which a large number of corpses are explored reveals that there is a cartel war rising on the horizon, but in a hidden way, and ends with the...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by r96sk 8

Written by r96sk on 2024-01-30

Great cast performances! <em>'Sicario'</em> has a lot going in its favour, for example the cinematography and the sound design, but it is those onscreen that elevate this release up for me. Emily B...

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