Denis Villeneuve (2015)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The unofficial war zone that is the North American/Mexican border is the setting for this dark, gripping narco-thriller, which deals with the diminishing returns of the American government's war on drugs. Emily Blunt stars as Kate Macer, a high-achieving, by-the-book FBI agent who co-ordinates SWAT missions in the state of Arizona. Macer is approached by a special ops team headed by the mysterious Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), who claims that her no-nonsense approach will serve them well on their next mission. She agrees, but soon finds that Graver may not be all he seems, a suspicion fuelled by the presence of the aloof, shady Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), who makes no attempt to ingratiate himself or even justify his role. Now out of her comfort zone, Macer must try to orientate herself in a world of bloodshed and duplicity - a sense of paranoia that is brilliantly conveyed in this visceral and savagely compelling action drama.


An FBI agent is recruited to join an elite government task force based on the border between the US and Mexico, charged with preventing drugs being smuggled into the country. The team is sent on a secret mission, and the new recruit is forced to question everything she believes in order to survive. Crime drama, starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro.

Cast & Crew

Kate Macer Emily Blunt
Matt Graver Josh Brolin
Alejandro Benicio Del Toro
Dave Jennings Victor Garber
Ted Jon Bernthal
Reggie Wayne Daniel Kaluuya
Steve Forsing Jeffrey Donovan
Rafael Raoul Max Trujillo
Director Denis Villeneuve
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Other Information

Language: English / SpanishColourTheatrical distributor: Lionsgate UK Ltd/ Lionsgate International (UK) Ltd (film)Guidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 9 Oct 2015