The only difference to all the other navel-gazing american productions is Villeneuve's punch and the short scenes with the mexican cop. The plot itself is probably pure fiction, playing out in front of a hyper realistic background. Still a very good film for it's sense of urgency and pure power of everybody involved.
Villeneauve continues to hold the gauntlet as the next Fincher in my books. There is such a masterful feel to the way his scenes unfold. He is a Director that wins my trust, because he does not abuse his audience, he does not take advantage of us, instead he strings us along with tension and release until we are wholly thrilled. A great modern thriller.
Narrazione non semplice, ma comprensibile e ben ritmata. Ottimo uso della tensione. Protagonista ben caratterizzata e funzionale per il coinvolgimento dello spettatore. Lo Stato collabora con i cartelli per mantenere lo status quo: una realtà destabilizzante e ben inscenata. Regia ottima che realizza delle sequenze d'azione ben costruite e una narrazione convincente.Messa in scena efficace. Comprimari ben sfaccettati
Sicario's a tough nut to crack: a solid film boasting good talent and breathtaking cinematography that probably deserves more than just three stars, but still feels like an empty payoff at the end of two hours. I really wanted to like this more than I did, though it ultimately failed to make any real impression on me one way or the other.