Based on 78 votes and 27 reviews
It was evenly paced. I wanted to watch it because I wanted to see a French Canadian film director work with some great actors and an interesting topic. It makes you feel like the war on drugs is a complete waste of time. The movie was interesting and had a lot of tension, but the over-arching topic made me feel like what a waste of life. Families die at the hand of someone else who is avenging a death or it's just in the name of drugs and drug money. I want to write so much of what I feel is wrong with drugs/drug users/ and the people who battle the drug Overloads but it'd be futile. Overall the movie was certainly one I would love to debate. Acting was great.
Boring.... It did not come together good at all. The movie had very little substance to it.
Just one of the best movies so far! all the people who did not like the movie have no clue that this happens for real in Mexico.
Love the reviews from all the p***ies who "didn't need to see it, even if it's the truth." F*** them. Some reality check is exactly what these people need. Emily Blunt played her weakling character perfectly.
I never knew what would happen next and I haven't felt such suspense at a movie in many years. Subject is very grim but I didn't think there was unnecessary violence. In a real life setting like the movie portrays I think it would be much worse. Amazing performances and direction.
Too violent and gory. Just over the top with the killing. I mean, little kids are terrified, then killed just because their dad is a bad guy. It's just wrong. Why are we subjected to watching this level of violence?
if you know what a good movie is don't see this one
Pretty meh - I was expecting greatness, but even Blunt was dull.
Masterful cinematography. It action could have easily been overdone - instead the violence wasn't gratuitous. The pacing allowed for thought. Del Toro was powerful. Blunt was honest. Not filled with cliches and the usual drivel hollywood pumps out. Best movie of the year, hands down.
A complete and utter waste of time.
Excellent movie, well acted. We can relate to Emily Blunt's character, who goes into the situation "blind" as we are feeling the same way...we learn bit by bit how futile and how political the war on drugs is.
I always like Emily Blunt and when I saw all these great reviews I saw this movie but sincerely wish I hadn't. It was completely depressing. Mutilated corpses hanging from city wires is not something I need to see, even if it's true. It does make you aware of how huge and violent the drug trade is and how the Americans (and Canadians) perpetuate it because they want to use cocaine. I understand how the Colombian wants revenge for his wife and daughter but he over-avenges them and you change from feeling sorry for him to hating him. He's like the Law-Abiding Citizen (which I also hated) who goes to such extremes to avenge his family that he goes from victim/hero to villain by the end.
Terrific movie and very easy to understand...
EXCELLENT!! I Love movies that have the Conspiracy angle!!! The Government Operates at a Level way beyond the Public can even Imagine or accept!!
Sorry. I was expecting so much more. Found it to be confusing and really difficult to understand the whole premise of the movie. I would not recommend this movie in any way whatsoever.
A stunning film that keeps you on the edge of your seat for 2 hours. Del Toro is masterful. Great acting, direction and script!!!
Twists and turns along the way make this an incredible movie. The last ten minutes will leave you breathless and shaking your head!
Brilliant movie. One of the best I have ever seen. Phenomenal acting.
I liked this movie because it gives a glimpse into the cartel world and the impact of drugs on both sides of the border.
Corpses hidden behind walls and hanging from bridges, torture, much blood and shooting, a Rambo type plot that isn't plausible and a lot of driving through the Arizona and Mexican countryside to satisfy one man's revenge, while keeping the female protagonist (and the audience) in the dark and wondering what the H is going on -- that's my summary of this movie. A few great aerial scenes, however this movie isn't for thinkers.
The movie was very entertaining. The story was great, acting was excellent with just the right amount of twists, suspense and action. For a second I thought it was an independent film because of the style it was made - very non- Hollywood like. I mean that as a compliment...
DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME YOU SAW THE MOVIE "PLATOON"? THE EXPERIENCE WAS INTENSE, SPELL BINDING, AND CHILLING BECAUSE IT ALLOWED MY GENERATION TO SEE THE REALITY OF THE VIETNAM WAR. 'SICARIO' ALLOWS THIS GENERATION TO EXPERIENCE THE REALITY OF AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WAR 'THE WEST IS PRESENTLY IS ENGAGED IN. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND 'SICARIO' BECAUSE THERE IS NO WEAKNESS WITH ANY ASPECT OF THIS POWERFUL DRAMA.
Awesome movie! "Say hello to my little friend!" Fricken good! Loved it!
Emily Blunt was great and Mr. Del Torro was outstanding. Can't imagine the rot and death amidst the drug world. This film gives us a glimpse. The people involved are less than humans we know, and we should know. Well done on every level.
Best movie I've seen all year . A truly mesmerizing look at the brutality and nihilism of drug trafficking and Cartel bosses and assassins
Very interesting subject matter handled in a realistic manner. In the end game there are no winners.