Sicario: Day of the Soldado


Sicario: Day of the Soldado
In this sequel, we once again look at the drug war close to Mexico. In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, a federal agent calls on the mysterious Alejandro, whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

122 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Matthew Modine
Director
Stefano Sollima
ScreenplayTaylor Sheridan
MusicHildur Guðnadóttir
CinematographyDariusz Wolski
EditingMatthew Newman
Sound formatsDolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byBlack Label Media, Rai Cinema, Thunder Road Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction crime thriller.
LanguageStrong impact language occurs frequently, and is used in the context of swearing, but is also aggressively and insultingly.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong violence occurs frequently, and often results in blood-letting. Some scenes of violence are gory.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe action crime thriller Sicario: Day of the Soldado explores themes of terrorism, drug cartels, conspiracy, war on drug cartels, people smuggling, lies, deceit, kidnapping, underhand law enforcement tactics, revenge, illegal border crossings, crime and gangsterism. These themes are complex and mature and may be confusing to cognitively immature viewers. The maturity of negative themes dealing with terrorism, drug cartels and people smuggling, may also prematurely expose young children to adult experiences. Additionally, the themes are presented with a strong sense of threat and menace, due to the presence of ruthless criminals, having no regard for human life, frequently resorting to cold-blooded killing. This sense of threat and menace is underscored by cinematographic techniques such as low frequency suspenseful sound throughout the film, with the impact increased by enhanced audio-visual effects of the cinematic format, resulting in the sound physically being felt in the viewer’s body. The cinematic format also increases the impact violence which are of a strong impact, and occasionally quite gory and disturbing (due to enhanced visuals). Themes and their presentation is therefore likely to be disturbing, upsetting and distressing for emotionally and cognitively immature viewers, and may even result in psychological harm. Additionally, negative messages and themes revolving around terrorism, deceit, violence as a method to achieve your goals, law enforcement officers engaging in criminal and unethical conduct, may also be morally misleading, and the risk for moral harm for children under the age of 16 years, who have not yet formed independent moral values, is even more pronounced due to the absence of any strong positive pro-social messages.
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for strong violence, bloody images, and language
Runtime122
USA version release is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

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

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Jake Coyle quote iconSicario 2 a bleak affair with a stab at redemption.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconDirector Stefano Sollima handles everything in an efficient manner, and perhaps in a world where the first film didn’t exist, this would have come off better as a standalone pic. As a follow-up, however, and despite being competent across the board, it ends up feeling redundant and unnecessary.
10
Metacritic.com
50 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
212 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough less subversive than its predecessor, Sicario: Day of the Soldado succeeds as a stylish, dynamic thriller -- even if its amoral machismo makes for grim viewing.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconSolid drug war sequel has intense violence, language.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
85 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
2657 users
13
IMDB
16157 Netizens
15
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 61%

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