An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Film Cast:

  • Kate Macer: Emily Blunt
  • Alejandro Gillick: Benicio del Toro
  • Matt Graver: Josh Brolin
  • Reggie Wayne: Daniel Kaluuya
  • FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dave Jennings: Victor Garber
  • Ted: Jon Bernthal
  • Steve Forsing: Jeffrey Donovan
  • Rafael: Raoul Max Trujillo
  • Fausto Alarcon: Julio Cedillo
  • Phil Coopers: Hank Rogerson
  • Manuel Diaz: Bernardo P. Saracino
  • Silvio: Maximiliano Hernández
  • Guillermo: Edgar Arreola
  • Burnett: Kevin Wiggins
  • Silvio’s Wife: Kim Larrichio
  • Eliseo: Jesus Nevarez-Castillo
  • Charlie: Dylan Kenin
  • Pretty Blonde (uncredited): Sarah Minnich
  • Operator: Matthew Page
  • Jacinta: Lora Martinez-Cunningham
  • Chandler News Reporter (uncredited): John Burke
  • Delta (uncredited): John Trejo
  • US Marshal (uncredited): Vic Browder
  • Bank Manager (uncredited): Eb Lottimer
  • SWAT Officer (uncredited): Marty Lindsey
  • Coroner (Phoenix) (uncredited): Alex Knight
  • Phoenix Cop (uncredited): Rio Alexander
  • Air Force MP (uncredited): Eric Steinig
  • Jessie Garza: Matthew Tompkins
  • Treasury Agent (uncredited): Michael Sheets
  • News Anchor (uncredited): Ivan Allen
  • Homeland Security Officer (uncredited): Joseph P. Santillanes
  • Migrant #1 (uncredited): Jesse Ramirez
  • Migrant #2 (uncredited): James Espinoza
  • Migrant #3 (uncredited): Arrazolo
  • Migrant #4 (uncredited): Tomas Martinez
  • Migrant #5 (uncredited): Alejandro Rodriguez
  • Migrant #6 (uncredited): Jorge Rocha Fuentez
  • Migrant #7 (uncredited): Johnny Palomarez Jr.
  • Fausto’s Son #1: Julian Ortega
  • Fausto’s Son #2: Ian Posada
  • Immigrant Woman (uncredited): Kaelee Vigil
  • Immigrant (uncredited): Cesar Miramontes
  • Soldier (uncredited): Tait Fletcher
  • Border Bandit (uncredited): Eddie Perez
  • SWAT Officer (uncredited): Johnny Otto

Film Crew:

  • Director of Photography: Roger Deakins
  • Sound Effects Editor: Bub Asman
  • Casting: Francine Maisler
  • Producer: Edward McDonnell
  • Costume Design: Renée April
  • Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
  • Sound Effects Editor: Roland N. Thai
  • Producer: Molly Smith
  • Executive Producer: Basil Iwanyk
  • Producer: Thad Luckinbill
  • Stunt Coordinator: Keith Woulard
  • Helicopter Camera: Dylan Goss
  • Production Design: Patrice Vermette
  • Original Music Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Casting Associate: John McAlary
  • Editor: Joe Walker
  • Line Producer: Stacy Perskie
  • Music Editor: Joseph S. DeBeasi
  • Supervising Art Director: Paul D. Kelly
  • Writer: Taylor Sheridan
  • Makeup Department Head: Donald Mowat
  • Art Direction: Bjarne Sletteland
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: John T. Reitz
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Alan Robert Murray
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tom Ozanich
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jean-Pierre Boies
  • Still Photographer: Richard Foreman Jr.
  • Special Effects: Stan Blackwell
  • Storyboard Artist: Sam Hudecki
  • Digital Intermediate: Lisa Tutunjian
  • Set Costumer: Aura Sperling Pierce
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Louis Morin
  • Makeup Artist: Corey Welk
  • Script Supervisor: Judi Townsend
  • Hair Department Head: Jennifer Bell
  • Executive Music Producer: Tara Moross
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jason King
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Kevin Murray
  • Digital Intermediate: Robert E. Phillips
  • Key Hair Stylist: Megan Daum
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Cassidy Zachary
  • Producer: Trent Luckinbill
  • Associate Producer: Emma McGill
  • Associate Producer: Donald Sparks
  • Casting Associate: Marie A. Kohl
  • Executive Music Producer: Darren Blumenthal
  • Armorer: Ron Licari
  • Music Supervisor: Jonathan Watkins
  • Sound mixer: William Sarokin
  • Casting Associate: Melissa Kostenbauder
  • Steadicam Operator: Bela Trutz
  • Set Costumer: Rachel Bris
  • Dialogue Editor: Matthew E. Taylor
  • First Assistant Editor: Javier Marcheselli
  • Art Department Coordinator: Alanna Levy
  • Animation: Mario Fraser
  • Animation: Elaine Phaneuf
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Jean-Francois Lafleur
  • Visual Effects Producer: Sandra Germain
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Alexandre Lafortune
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Luis Montemayor
  • Second Assistant Director: Karen Davis
  • Utility Stunts: Christopher Parker
  • Production Executive: Jon Schumacher

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: > One of the finest movie about the raids on cartel gangs.

    This was really a great film. Fighting against the drug trafficking was the theme. The story of an FBI agent who was recruited to work in an elite force that no one knows its existence. Their’s aim is to tackle the main source, instead to deal with its lower order. Something that impossible to do without international cooperation. Every raid is done in secretively, sometime if required at any cost in whatever effort to stop it. Like I said, this was an awesome movie, and good to see it after the documentary like ‘Cartel Land’.

    The story is kind of hard to detail it out, because it was more an action movie than the talking. How a special force unit goes after the bad guys and stops them is the main plot. But the characters were so distinctive, every main roles had their own agenda for what they are doing and that’s how the narration dominated with the high standards.

    The cast who played them were simply outstanding, including that starts with Emily Blunt, who is someone looks changed the attitude to play physically challenging roles after ‘Edge of Tomorrow’. And then Josh Brolin and another one, an upcoming young British actor who I really don’t know, but Benicio Del Toro was actually the show stealer.

    His part was unexpectedly great, totally raw and aggressive. Especially the his end scene, no one could have guessed it, but that’s how the way it is. No doubt any top actors would have denied to perform that, anyway well shot with minimum violence, but the intention was very clear as fighting against the dark forces to cut off the head first. One of the best movie of the year, so definitely recommended if you’re interested.


  • Andres Gomez: An stereotypical plot with, somehow, some interesting addition.

    The plot is not superb but the script is really good, Del Toro makes a good performance and, as alway, a great pleasure to watch any movie with Emily Blunt on it. Great performance.

    The directing is also really good and the soundtrack is remarkable, creating quite an atmosphere.

    Finally, the action scenes are very well done, with a sense of contempt. No fireworks here, just something that can be the closest to reality.

  • mattwilde123: ‘Sicario’ was a really good action film. The acting all around was very good (in particularly Emily Blunt). The set pieces were very well made.


  • Gimly: Not since the opening farmhouse scene from _Inglourious Barsteds_ have I seen such masterful control of palpable tension.

    _Final rating: ★★★½ – I strongly recommend you make the time._

  • JPV852: Still a fantastic crime suspense-thriller featuring great performances but one better than Benicio Del Toro who should have gotten an Oscar nomination for that role, not to mention the direction from Denis Villeneuve. As always Roger Deakins’s cinematography was brilliant. **4.75/5**
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