Sicario

The border is just another line to cross.


Sicario
Set in the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey, which forces her to question everything that she believes in order to survive. The title refers to the Mexican term for 'hitman'.

121 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.
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Credits

Cast
Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan
Director
Denis Villeneuve
ScreenplayTaylor Sheridan
MusicJóhann Jóhannsson
CinematographyRoger Deakins
EditingJoe Walker
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, Auro 11.1
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced byBlack Label Media, Lionsgate, Thunder Road Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
2
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThe drug wars: getting high on violence.
15
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconThere is plenty of action but this is not a film in which a few heavily armed gringos can just strut into Mexico and take care of the problem with a few blasts of their guns.
20
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconThe result is a drug war drama that often feels and plays out somewhat like a horror film, but one with an important -- if obvious -- message about the dangers and pitfalls of battling the devil, so to speak, while making deals with other demons to help in the combat. It's obviously not going to be for all viewers (particularly those simply wanting escapism entertainment), but this is undeniably a stellar piece of work.
15
Metacritic.com
41 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
156 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Led by outstanding work from Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro, Sicario is a taut, tightly wound thriller with much more on its mind than attention-getting set pieces.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconViolent drug-lord battle is masterful but pessimistic.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
135 users
17
Rottentomatoes users
24038 users
16
Internet
17252 Netizens
16

Average .. 82%

16

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