Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sicario(by Denis Villeneuve) Is a Sick and Slick Exercise Combining Seriousness with Sensationalism


Villeneuve is a real pro, and his treatment of Sicario is a sleek streamlined piece of machinery. It is also soulless and predictable. Why did it need the Emily Blunt character who only stands around as an observer? The mystery man played by Del Toro has aura and presence but nothing of interest or depth. But of course, he is mysterious. If the point of the film is that the Drug War is a real mess characterized by lots of moral grey areas, I think we know that already. Better off reading an article than watching this movie.

Rating: 2/5

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