Sicario (Super Short) Review


SicarioI have a chance to view A LOT of films in the past few months. However, I’m not a quick reviewer and they’re really piling up. No joke, I have about 10 movies queuing up and with my schedule of 1 review per week, I won’t be able to finish them until next year. Therefore, I decide to do super short reviews for some of these films. This way I get to review more films per week and still have the chance to give out details reviews for films I really care about.

Sicario is a bit different than what I expected.  The idea is to throw an average cop into the world of international drug cartel and seeing how tough a time she (Emily Blunt) to deal with all the corruption and backstabbing.  While that’s exactly what the film turns out to be, the film doesn’t necessary only focus on Blunt’s character POV, but Benicio Del Toro and his secret operation.  Quite honestly, the film is only strong when Blunt is one the screen, but she’s not on the screen that much.

Blunt’s character is great and we care about her and the situation she’s thrown into.  However, the film follows an over-familiar corruption story, and it’s not surprising the things that happened to her.  Both the scene where Jon Bernthal’s character attacks her, and the scene at the end where Del Toro’s character has to decide if Blunt’s character can live or not are both truly terrifying.

However, like I said before, the film is too familiar.  I’m not a big fan of anything stories other than Blunt’s, and while Del Toro’s journey has some good moments, it’s not good enough to stand on its own.  I like Sicario, but only when Emily Blunt is on the screen.

– The Good:

  • Emily Blunt’s character.
  • Interesting scenario.

– The Bad:

  • Over-familiar story.
  • Not enough Emily Blunt.

– Overall Score: 7/10