Sicario is a 2015 film starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. The movie is directed by Denis Villeneuve and is a realistic take on the war against drugs on the border of US and Mexico. In many aspects this is a perfect movie: editing, acting, movement, photography and sound. Though the story is nothing to write home about, the subject matter remains serious enough to write to Obama about. As crucial as it is to win the war on drugs the movie does a great job at showing the dark underbelly of the US secret operations. Not everything is done by the books and the events that do make it onto the news may be a glossy fabrication of propaganda. The story does not have major plot twists or jaw dropping story elements and that is what makes it grounded. The plot understands what it is and makes room for the real hooks of the movie.
Right off the bat, the acting in this movie is amazing. Many of the actors in this realist film are method actors. Emily Blunt, who shot mere 4 months after having her first child, went and did research by talking to female FBI agents to get a perspective on what their lives were like. Plus Benicio Del Toro understood his character so well that he worked to change the script, eliminating a majority of his lines in the movie and replacing it with silence and an air of mystery. Plus this movie understands that there are very few all goody two shoes people out there. So no one in this movie is inherently all good or all bad. Each character has a motive and their motives can be understood. The actors understand this and even though some characters may be prejudged to be good or bad there are opposing aspects to all of them and the cast does a great job at bringing that to life. Overall everyone ...
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...onal writings into real people. Plus the director, editor and cinematographer have all worked together before. This means that they know what one another except when it comes to a shot and how it is supposed to look and feel. This film, as I have said for the umpteenth time, has great picturization of a real and dangerous war. People can die in the raids and escorts depicted in his movie and the camera 's location and framing goes a long way in making you feel the angst. All together backed by a soundtrack that both becomes the center of attention when need be and charges the action makes for a great package. Even if all is ignored with the movies message and goal, there is still a lot to be learned from this film. A film is not the work of a single man. It the united work and passion of many people that brings the words on a page to life in a gritty and stylish way.
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