By Callum Sharp


Explosive, intellectual, intense. These are just a few words to describe the 2 hour episode of jaw droppingly epic madness that occurred when going to see Sicario.


The story follows Emily Blunt, who is an FBI agent along the border of the U.S. and Mexico, cleaning up the dirt and dead left by Mexican and American Gangs alike who partake in the massive operation of cocaine deals between the two North American countries. After witnessing a horrific mass murder scene at a know gang safehouse, Blunt volunteers to join a special unit of the American Government, who are ‘officially’ tasked to prevent the overall drug trade and reduce drug imports into the U.S. What Blunt doesn’t know however, is that she has signed onto something far greater and corrupt, which takes her and her partner on a journey of discovery into what actually happens beyond the border.


Out of her depth, Blunt is forced into life and death like never before, having to go against her morals in order to survive. Sicario is packed with raw, and probably true, details of international drug trading, opening the audience up to personal vendetta, government corruption and immoral behaviour on all parts.


Personally, I’ve never come across a movie of this calibre before, it’s your Liam Neeson style all out American thriller crossed with the gritty realism of movies like The Hurt Locker and Saving Private Ryan. The entire cast acted their ass off and Blunt created an organic bond with the audience for the entire movie, whilst …….., the ‘consultant’ left the audience on edge as to which side he was really on.


I could see this ten times over without ever boring of it. Flawless.


5 out of 5


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