The movie Sicario first interested me when I dig around online for a crime thriller movie to watch. While the movie have no big cinematic marketing strategy in where I came from, as a movie goer, the pull factors is certainly strong. Most of the actors in the movie are veterans of thriller and drama movie. With Benico Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Emily Blunt, the film mustered a great trio with immense talents to portray a psychological thriller film. All the actors in combination with the trailer gave me high expectation on how well developed the story can be. The director is David Villenivue, whom burst on to the scene with the movie Prisoner (2013), a great psychological drama film. The build up ti the movie is great, and the supporting casts for the main trio makes up for a great ensemble.
An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
To begin with, I think the movie a fantastic piece of drama/thriller movie, with great acting, cinematography,story progression, and direction. There were never a dull moment in the movie, and each scene either hints or exposit an upcoming events. However, I do feel like there are some inconsistency of progression throughout the movie, it certainly is not boring to watch. Perhaps, 1 great aspect of the movie is that there are no one scene that did not serve any purpose. This is the difference between a great movie and a mediocre one, each scene draws the viewer in rather than prolonging the movie. With it overlay of mysteriousness and its story telling capability, Sicario bring us a great deal of drama. The acting is no short of perfect either, both Emily Blunt and David Kaluuya imitates Americans to near perfection with a slight hint of British here and there, but nevertheless, for the length of the movie they are genuine American. Josh Brolin, and Benico Del Toro delivered an astounding and dramatic performance like always. It is a true beauty to see these actors in the same movie sharing lines together. The score and sound effect fallow the idea of “realism” and “ambient”, this give the movie a more focused mood and thus brings the audience closer to the story. Nonetheless, there are no real standout moment that set the movie apart from many other psychological thriller. This is not to say that the movie is not great, but using the formula of a psychological thriller to perfection is a lot of effort, and this movie certainly delivered. Overall, this is a great movie, a little bit cliche in most part, but still a great movie.
MY RATE: 7.5/10