Sicario opens with a definition of the word (derived from Latin, apparently). It means “hitman” in Spanish, and it's used primarily in Mexico, where gruesome drug wars have made the word ubiquitous.
Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin star in a complex psychological thriller, una película muy violenta donde las balas – well, they’re the only real method of communication.
What makes this movie so hair-raising is its mature storyline (no spoilers here, por supuesto) and vivid representation of Mexico’s drug cartels. ¡Ay Dios mío! the grime is almost palpable.
I didn’t get to see this one when it opened in cinemas, but even at home, on a wide-screen TV, I managed to catch every single gory detail.
See for yourself:
Highly recommended, muchachos.