BySteven Belknap, writer at
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Steven Belknap

Sicario Review

Sicario is an action thriller film that stars Emily Blunt, Benecio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin. Blunt's character is a FBI SWAT member who gets recruited by CIA agent Josh Brolin and liaison of the CIA Benecio Del Toro for the sole purpose of taking on the drug problem at the border of USA and Mexico in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico respectively.

Within the first ten minutes of the movie, Emily Blunt's character is established as a no nonsense FBI SWAT officer who gets the job done well. We see Josh Brolin's character as the stereotypical CIA spook who doesn't give a crap about anyone or what he does as long as he gets the job done. Benecio Del Toro's character is shrouded in mystery all throughout the film until the very end.

The movie was done quite well for it remained quite thrilling throughout most of the film. The music was a big part that made the movie so thrilling. Normally in a classic thriller music is added and the suspense builds because of it. With this movie we have an action thriller and because its not your stereotypical thriller, suspense is placed in areas of the film that can be unpredictable and only gets better with the music and great acting done by both Blunt and Del Toro.

Another interesting aspect of the film is how they treat this issue with drugs. It really is a war on drugs in this film. The main characters purpose are tracking down a major drug lord by using a lower man to get to him.

Overall with a combination of the eerie music and the great acting done by all, I will give this movie an 8 out of 10. A good strong movie that should be seen at least once by all, but be weary it is rated R for its violence.


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