Sicario

Sicario

  • R
  • 2015
  • 121 min
  • USA, Mexico
  • action, crime, drama
8/10

A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Screenwriter: Taylor Sheridan

Stars: Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

Led by outstanding work from Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro, Sicario is a taut, tightly wound thriller with much more on its mind than attention-getting set pieces.

Director


  • Denis Villeneuve
    Denis Villeneuve

    Denis Villeneuve (born October 3, 1967 in Gentilly, Quebec) is a Canadian film director and writer. In his early career he won Radio-Canada's youth film competition "La Course Europe-Asie" in 1990-91. He is a three-time winner of the Genie Award for Best Director, for Maelström in 2001, Polytechnique in 2010 and Incendies...

Main Cast


Crew


Producer: Basil Iwanyk, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Edward McDonnell, Molly Smith

Editor: Joe Walker

Casting: Francine Maisler

Director Of Photography: Roger Deakins

Original Music Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Costume Design: Renée April

Executive Producer: Basil Iwanyk, Stacy Perskie

Associate Producer: Emma McGill, Donald Sparks

Production Design: Patrice Vermette

Details


Year: 2015

Runtime: 121 min

Country: USA, Mexico

Language: English, Spanish

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, Auro 11.1, DTS

Reviews


  • Tim Robey (Daily Telegraph)

    It's admirable that the film's taking its subject seriously; it's just not enough.

  • Chris McCoy (Memphis Flyer)

    Del Toro is a fantastic actor who has been failed by his scripts and direction time and time again. Not so with Sicario.

  • James Berardinelli (ReelViews)

    An unforgettable motion picture that should be on the must-see list for anyone who appreciates films that deal in grays rather than blacks and whites.

  • Kate Muir (Times (UK))

    The thrilling opening sequence of the drugs cartel movie Sicario is a humdinger -- and a stomach churner.