“Sicario” is perhaps the best film about the drug war I’ve ever seen. On one hand it resembles a distaff “Apocalypse Now” as cop Emily Blunt journeys into the heart of darkness, trying desperately to hold onto her humanity as she spirals closer and closer to a moral black hole. On another, it is dropping “No Country For Old Men”s Anton Chigurh (the term “Sicario” is not only a Hebrew resistance fighter, but a Mexican term for “hitman”. And the man in question is played, to perfection, by Benicio Del Toro) into “Traffic”. The result is shattering. See it. An “A+”
Holy #$%% this movie is intense.