Sicario (2015)

After working her way up to receiving one of the highest positions in the FBI, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is asked to do what will be a very dangerous, but also has the chance to be an incredibly rewarding assignment. Kate is asked to do this by a very sketchy government official, Matt Graver (Josh Brolin). Kate decides to join this task force that will escalate the war against drugs. This group will be led by a very shady, but bad-ass Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro). The ultimate goal for everyone is to take down the major drug lord of Mexico. After a short amount of time into this mission, everything starts to seem really weird and something may be odd about how they are going about completing this and putting a stop to this ongoing drug war.

Sicario is probably the number one movie that I have been waiting to see this year. Knowing who the cast was and that it was directed by Denis Villeneuve, I said count me in! Sicario has turned out to easily be the best movie I have seen this year so far and I think it will be tough to beat. The whole entire movie is just two hours of absolute success for the actors, writers and director. Everything about this movie was absolutely perfect and I could not get enough of it. This is probably going to be the most jaw-dropping and entertaining movie that we will see all year. It even tells an outstanding story as well. I think this movie is an absolute masterpiece and I would love to see it get nominated for a few Oscars.

The acting is absolutely incredible and I am unsure as if we will see acting this good from any other movie this year. As in her previous movies, Emily Blunt turns out to be a pretty great actress, but she is in her right element with Sicario and she really takes you by surprise. Blunt probably gives the best performance of her career to date. Josh Brolin has always been a great actor and he really shows what he can do in this movie. The man who is really the reason why this movie will be so loved is Benicio Del Toro. I think we can all agree that he gives what it absolutely the best performance of his career and that there is no doubt he should be up for the Oscar. If he’s not, then I have no faith left in the Academy.

Sicario is said to be an action/thriller, but I definitely think it leans more towards a drama/thriller with some action in it. During this movie, some of the scenes were so tense that you could easily hear a pin drop in the theater. I don’t think I’ve ever had my heart racing so much while watching a movie. This movie is an absolute must-see. Sicario is at its best when the chills and tension are deep. This movie is quite the experience to see in theaters and I think this is where everyone should go to check it out. I definitely do not recommend waiting for the DVD release. The experience seeing this in theaters makes it that much better and I promise you will not be disappointed in the least bit.

Overall, Sicario is the best film that this year has to offer so far. With a breathtaking performance from Benicio Del Toro and two powerhouse performances from Blunt and Brolin, Sicario gives us a movie that is absolutely unbelievable and a must-see!

Grade= A




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