Sicario – 2015
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Previous Viewing Date: na
When the idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer gets “recruited” for an Op led by a CIA operative who is hunting down the top dogs of a drug cartel in Mexico, as a special assignment from the Department of Justice.
On the surface the teams mission is to effectively remove the top three heads of the cartel, and Kate believes that she will serve a greater purpose going after these then the penny pinchers dime bag crackheads.
As they go after the various heads of the cartel, she quickly realises that very little of what they are doing would be considered illegal if not entirely an act of war by their very operating in these countries, not to mention their desired methods of obtaining the information that they are using.
When the third main player in their team goes off, on a “side quest” he completes some of his own business in ridding one of the heads personally in a very vicious manner in something that was very personal for him, as it become a culmination of his personal vengeance against the man who took both his wife and daughter.
Admittedly I didn’t get to this in one sitting, as I saw about half on a flight and the rest of it later on, which did ruin the experience of it for me somewhat. But what I did get out of it is that despite the implied methods of torture that were displayed at various stages through the movie, they were departed with great impact, in particular the dinner scene at the end had incredible impact, and was very well done.
I do feel that it took a long time to get to the point of the movie and start on that part of the story, whereas the first probably 70-75 minutes of it felt like it was there to primarily establish what Emily Blunts character was there to do.
I however thoroughly enjoyed (at the very least) the second half of this movie, when everything started to come together. I’ll have to see the second one now to see if it lives up to the first.
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