This Is a Movie Review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

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I give Sicario: Day of the Soldado 2.5 out of 5 False Flags:

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This is a Movie Review: Sicario

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A lot of action movies can leave their audiences feeling confused and exasperated. Sicario encourages that reaction by putting its protagonist in the same position. At the beginning of a mission to hunt down a major cartel boss, FBI agent Kate Mercer (Emily Blunt) is appalled by her team’s reckless deployment of force in broad daylight in front of hundreds of civilians at a customs checkpoint. Kate insists that this approach is completely illegal, and then Sicario reveals its hand: that is exactly the point. To go after the highest echelons of the drug trade requires entering into and getting batted around by chaos. Acknowledging and embracing that insanity is what allows Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro to get away with dangerously swaggy and scary/empathetic performances, respectively, and Emily Blunt to still be awesome despite the complete frustration of her badass style.