Every Cannes Festival (and so, every festival) needs a good shoot-em-up movie. We got ours this year with SICARIO, starring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, and Josh Brolin in the supporting role. SICARIO’s at-times lack of depth and the expeditious nature of certain plot twists make this solid revenge drama imperfect. But an extraordinary lensmanship by Roger Deakins and ominous, queasiness-inducing sound by Tom Ozanich complemented by the tense three-way tug-of-war between the characters played by Blunt, Del Toro and Brolin as they somehow try to work together to take out the top of a drug cartel is a joy to watch. SICARIO hasn’t stayed with me very long but while it played, I was certainly into it heart and mind. Subtle, powerful performance by Del Toro.
"Sicario" means "hit man" in Spanish
Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh BrolinDirected by Denis Villeneuve May 20, 2015