Sicario

I might be one of the few to say it but…I didn’t like the movie. I’ve read a lot of reviews saying this movie is great but I didn’t see it. I didn’t like the main characters. Although I felt sorry for Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) a little bit, he eventually becomes a monster. He calls himself as a wolf. Law enforcement refers to him as a ‘liason.’ Toro’s daughter and wife were killed in the ongoing drug war. Because of this, he seeks revenge. He, along with American law enforcement,  go after some of the drug lords/cartels in Juarez, Mexico. Emily Blunt plays FBI Agent Kate Mercer. Her character is portrayed as weak and vulnerable. She’s a rookie agent so it’s expected. Matt (Pierce Brosnan) plays a cocky American law enforcement officer who’s also thrown into the mix.
I like the idea the movie has of informing the world about the drug war and killings in Juarez. However, I don’t think this movie did a good job of doing so. If you want to see something that’s not as Hollywood, I highly recommend Narco Cultura on Netflix. The documentary is brilliant. It hit a lot closer to home than Sicario did. I understand Sicario’s message was innocent people suffer the most in drug wars. I wanted to admire Sicario like the majority but I didn’t. I probably won’t spend another two hours watching it again. The only thing I liked about the movie was the beautiful cinematography. I don’t have anything against Del Toro but I can’t say this was his best movie.

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12 comments

  1. You’re welcome :). A lot of people like it but I didn’t. It’s kind of one of those movies you can’t take your eyes off for a minute. If you do, you miss something. Like I mentioned, I didn’t like the main characters either. You have think a lot too. I should’ve rented it instead.

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  2. I’m with you. I saw the film last night and came away less than thrilled. It was well-done but the plot was ridiculous and many things way too contrived.

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