Sicario Review

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 12.43.49 AM    Denis Villenueve’s follow up to Enemy is a twisted, dark, gritty look into the nature of the border between the U.S. and Mexico, and all  the dangerous that it withholds. Anchored by the always wonderful Emily Blunt, alongside Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. With all these people involved, with Villenueve involved, and with Deakins controlling the look of the film, this film is great, its tense, its really well acted, well directed, and well shot. Of course Emily Blunt is great, Benicio Del Toro is amazing, but Josh Brolin isn’t getting talked about enough because he is magnetic in this film. Then, the way Deakins shot this film is amazing, the night scenes that actually look like night-time, its insane, Deakins nails it once again. As for direction, Villenueve proves he’s one of the greatest underrated directors working today, he handles action really well (not perfectly), can get great performances out of actors, and bring a great story to life on the big screen. In the end, Sicario is a dark and twisted look into the border life, a beautifully acted, shot, and directed movie that gets me really excited for Blade Runner 2, a 92 out of 100.

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