Sicario

Sicario

Sicario

The director of Prisoners helms this Palme d'Or-nominated Cartel crime thriller led by Emily Blunt, co-starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Set on the dangerous US and Mexico border, FBI agent Kate Macer (Blunt) is shot into a ruthless journey as she joins the war against drugs with an elite government task force. As the experience reaches darker territories, the line of the law becomes harder to see…

2015Rating: R16, Graphic violence & content that may disturb121 minsUSA
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Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Chilly Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) may not seem the obvious choice to helm a hot-blooded action thriller. And English rose Emily Blunt couldn’t have been top of anyone's list to play its ass-kicking all-American heroine. But the ambitiousness of the match fits the ambitiousness of the movie. Even the title (it means “hitman” in Spanish) shows the film-makers are thinking differently. Plus, it sounds really cool.

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Variety

Variety

The kind of creeping tension that coils around the audience like a snake suffocating its prey.

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Time Out

Time Out

Denis Villeneuve takes on the Mexican drug trade in this stern, robust, abandon-hope-all-ye-who-enter thriller.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Blunt’s performance has an edge of steel. She brings off a mix of confidence, bewilderment and vulnerability, which functions very well against the alpha male characters higher up the chain of command.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Powerful and superbly made...

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

This very accomplished, expertly written and acted drama drives home its point in subtle, yet forceful fashion.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A beautifully murky, hard-edged thriller. Quite simply, one of the best films of the year.

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