Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Matthew Modine
|Sound formats||Dolby Atmos|
|Produced by||Black Label Media, Rai Cinema, Thunder Road Pictures|
|Genre||Action crime thriller.|
|Language||Strong impact language occurs frequently, and is used in the context of swearing, but is also aggressively and insultingly.|
|Violence||Strong violence occurs frequently, and often results in blood-letting. Some scenes of violence are gory.|
|Comments||The 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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|R: Restricted||Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, and language|
|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.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Jake Coyle Sicario 2 a bleak affair with a stab at redemption.
Jim Judy Director 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.
Tomatometer Though 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.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Solid drug war sequel has intense violence, language.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 61%