Review: Sicario


Matt Gacek, Print Staff

   Sicario is a movie that was directed by James Mangold. The movie was released on Oct. 2, 2015. The movie starred academy winning actor Josh Brolin, as well as actors Emily Blunt, and Benicio Del Toro as the movie’s main characters. After the movies release many acclaimed it for being an amazing thriller, that depicted the war the U.S had against the cartels.

   Sicario is a movie that follows an FBI idealist agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt). After a disastrous raid against a cartel hideout that left 4 of her peers dead in a bombing, she gets recruited to a secret drug fighting task force by Matt Graver (Josh Brolin). Graver doesn’t tell Kate the full picture though, he gives her a vague objective and leaves many loose ends that make Kate question the true motives of her mission. Kate also meets a very quiet and mysterious man named Alejandro. She realized early on that there’s something heavy on his mind but can’t pinpoint what exactly. As the task force kills anyone that comes in their way, Kate struggles with accepting that what they are doing is right, and questions anything and everything that comes her way. By the end of the movie though. Kate gets a view of the real picture. 

   In my personal opinion I loved Sicario. The movie had my attention the whole time, and kept me wondering what the true motives of the task force was. I also enjoy how the movie was sort of a conspiracy to the government. And how things that happened in the movie can also be going on right now. Overall I think the movie is a great watch for anyone that is into militaristic/ drug cartel thrillers. For anyone wanting a new great movie to watch during coronation. I think this is a great pick!