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Saw it the other day. I liked the characters portrayed by Brolin and del Toro, thought Blunt's character was weak and really liked the fact that the underling cartel members were portrayed as retards (tattoo face on the Bridge of Americas was particularly mongoloid).

The one throw away line by Brolin after the tunnel raid was poignant: until we find a way to solve the 20% problem, the best we can do is the Sicario solution.

I thought the movie delivered.
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Old 30 December 2015, 00:58
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Yawn....

Missed my bed time for this?
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Old 30 December 2015, 01:07
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Thought it was...ok...

Certainly not worth TFG missing the day's last episode of Matlock on Lifetime.
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Yawn....

Missed my bed time for this?
Should have heeded your post.

Missed The Jeffersons and All In The Family for this shitty movie.
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I thought it had cool style and vibe. The cinematography, soundtrack, etc. It had plot holes though and that stopped it from greatness IMO.
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Old 3 January 2016, 00:31
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I watched it the other day. I have to admit that I was disappointed. The main character and her partner were both completely pointless.
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Old 5 January 2016, 19:00
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Good, not great movie. I enjoyed the action elements and revenge story, but the conspiracy theory stuff is old. I liked the cinematic of the sundown patrol to the tunnel entrance.
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Old 5 January 2016, 20:58
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Okay movie that could've been done much better. So much potential seems to be overshadowed by weakness. Blunt's character was pathetic at best.
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Okay movie that could've been done much better. So much potential seems to be overshadowed by weakness. Blunt's character was pathetic at best.
Her character was so weak and pathetic, I wonder if it was intentional. I picked up pretty early that Blunt's role was to play the conscience of the viewers, to be shocked by the actions and intentions of the bad, bad shadowy .gov gunslingers. Then it seemed that her character was so clueless about the real world, that we were supposed to be struck by what a fucking maroon she was...just like us...

My thoughts? In the same way that media used to gush that "The West Wing was the presidency we all wish we had," Sicario represented the Executive branch I wish we had...
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I enjoyed it more as a revenge flick than as a drug cartel flick. Benicio's character was way more badass than the dude in Law Abiding Citizen. How so? He got governments to let him get back at people.
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I enjoyed it more as a revenge flick than as a drug cartel flick. Benicio's character was way more badass than the dude in Law Abiding Citizen. How so? He got governments to let him get back at people.
There's no way. I can kind of see your point...but I disagree haha. The character in Law Abiding Citizen was WAY more badass. That, and I don't necessarily think that Benicio got governments to back him...more the other way around.
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Let me guess, Emily Blunt doesn't speak Spanish in the movie, but she's the only one who can put it all together like in The Bridge?
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Let me guess, Emily Blunt doesn't speak Spanish in the movie, but she's the only one who can put it all together like in The Bridge?
Not even close...guess you'll have to see it.
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I enjoyed it more as a revenge flick than as a drug cartel flick. Benicio's character was way more badass than the dude in Law Abiding Citizen. How so? He got governments to let him get back at people.
Correct. There's some folks here who missed that part of the plot.

I think it could easily be spun into a badass trilogy.

Second movie would show him taking control of the drug trade in Mexico and slowly creating tension with his handler.

Third movie would be self-explanatory.
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I honestly thought it sucked, basically because of everything about Emily Blunt and her partner's characters. Everything about them sucked. Remove them and it could have been good.
I have to learn( again) to check here first before watching a movie. . especially if there are more than a few comments.

Agree with you MG. For me it's as if they wanted to make a movie as good as HEAT and then decided to also play a cartoon overlayed on top of it. Though come to think of it that might have actually helped. . .
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Old 8 January 2016, 15:26
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The scary thing is there are plenty of people just like Emily Blunt and her partner in every JTF...they don't understand targeting and how it's applied across the network. That's truly the scariest part of this movie...
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Old 8 January 2016, 15:27
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Correct. There's some folks here who missed that part of the plot.

I think it could easily be spun into a badass trilogy.

Second movie would show him taking control of the drug trade in Mexico and slowly creating tension with his handler.

Third movie would be self-explanatory.
Except the one key word mentioned 3x 'Medellin'.
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Old 8 January 2016, 15:28
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Correct. There's some folks here who missed that part of the plot.

I think it could easily be spun into a badass trilogy.

Second movie would show him taking control of the drug trade in Mexico and slowly creating tension with his handler.

Third movie would be self-explanatory.
On the wiki page for the flick it states that a second movie has been greenlighted focusing on the Benicio character...
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Except the one key word mentioned 3x 'Medellin'.
Not really since they were showing that when the Medellin controlled the drug trade the drug trade was at least controlled, and once Mexico got into it everything went to fucking shit.

So I could see a movie focusing on him taking over Mexican cartels.
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Old 8 January 2016, 18:42
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Wife and I watched it and we both thought it was a pretty damn good movie. My wife commented "Kind of left me wondering who were the good guys and who were the bad guys" My comment back was "There weren't any". I say that because IMO good and bad kind of all melted together. This was really apparent when Benecio sat down with the family at the dinner table at the end.
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