Release Date: September 18th, 2015

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 2016

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

After rising through the ranks of her male-dominated profession, idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) receives a top assignment. Recruited by mysterious government official Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), Kate joins a task force for the escalating war against drugs. Led by the intense and shadowy Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), the team travels back-and-forth across the U.S.-Mexican border, using one cartel boss (Bernardo Saracino) to flush out a bigger one (Julio Cesar Cedillo).

Cast: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Max Trujillo

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Black Label Media, Thunder Road Pictures

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Intense , Emotional , Brooding , 2010s , Pursuit , Police officer , Hotel , Car

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Sicario is an ambush, a low-slung film about a dirty drugs war with Mexico which challenges and engages in equal measure. It moves with grim tenacity, confounding expectations until its very final sequence. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    I'm not sure if leavening is the right word, but Brolin, as an enigmatic U.S. agent with a world-weary cynicism and a black-ops vibe, provides at least a dose of (very) dark humor to the proceedings. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The violence of the inter-American drug trade has served as the backdrop for any number of films for more than three decades, but few have been as powerful and superbly made as Sicario. show more

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