Sicario: Day of the Soldado

DIRECTOR: Stefano Sollima (suburra, A.C.A.B.)
STARRING: BENICIO DEL TORO, JOSH BROLIN, catherine keener, and jeffrey donovan

 

REVIEWER: jessy kerrigan - morley

FBI agent Matt Graver calls on mysterious operative Alejandro Gillick when Mexican drug cartels start to smuggle terrorists across the U.S. border. The war escalates even further when Alejandro kidnaps a top kingpin's daughter to deliberately increase the tensions. 

Sicario: Day of The Soldado is a very intense thought provoking film, especially considering what is happening in America surrounding the borders at the moment. The film starts not with dead bodies lining the wall like in the first movie but instead with suicide bombers having crossed the border causing havoc on US soil. This triggers action from the military to take out the Mexican Cartels, the plan, to start a cartel war by kidnapping the daughter (Isabla Moner) of one of the cartels and blaming it on another.

 

Josh Brolin reprises his role as Matt Graver and teams up again with Benicio Del Toro’s Alejandro. The duos’ acting is as great as always, however in all honesty they are let down by the plot and the absence of Emily Blunt. It is a bit all over the place, it’s hard to follow and some things don’t seem to add up, but this does make for some unexpected surprises.

 

Regardless of this Sicario: Day of The Soldado hits on some important issues and shows how quickly things can go wrong even with good intentions. It’s a very real and intense film.

 

In the end if you can get passed the convoluted plot Sicario: Day of the Soldado is still worth the watch, just based on Del Toro and Brolin's performances alone. Plenty of action and the level of violence you’d expect after the first one.

Plenty of action and great performances from Del Toro and Brolin but with a plot thats a bit over the place and hard to follow at times.

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