Gorgeously made, with a set piece taking place in tunnels underneath the border that conveys chaos without ever looking incoherent and a throbbing J�hann J�hannsson score that's the sound of very bad things on the horizon.
An unforgettable motion picture that should be on the must-see list for anyone who appreciates films that deal in grays rather than blacks and whites.
By the end, it packs a death stare so potent it will make you want to turn a blind eye to the shadowy brutality of its real-world horrors.
Succeeds in evoking the anarchic violence of the drug wars raging on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.
Within this dark epic of American failure lives an effective but decidedly minor vigilante flick.
Far from being just another crime story, "Sicario" is cinema at its most ambitious.
This is not the first movie about the war being waged across the U.S.-Mexico border over the drug trade, but it's the first film in which the aura of constant menace and threat lingers and follows you home.
Sicario is a remarkable, thrilling, intermittently brilliant film-and yet nonetheless a mild disappointment.
Throughout, Villeneuve excels at approaching the carnage to come from a great, safe distance, and the message seems clear: here is a problem of vast scope and scale, being engaged by huge and complicated forces, and here are its intimate, bloody effects.