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Sicario 2: Soldado

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Stefano Sollima
  • 122 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action crime thriller starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. CIA officer Matt Graver is tasked with adopting more extreme methods to combat Mexican drug cartels around the US-Mexico border, all while maintaining plausible deniability for his government. Graver recruits freelance assassin Alejandro, who is still pursuing vengeance for the death of his family, and begins an increasingly dirty campaign to encourage all-out war between the gangs.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Following on from 2015's highly acclaimed drug-trade thriller, this second instalment finds ruthless government agent Josh Brolin and his freelance sidekick Benicio Del Toro once again battling cartels along the US-Mexican border. However, the focus has switched from cocaine to people trafficking, the crime lords using their crossing routes to help ferry terrorists into America, and a plot is hatched to start an internal war by kidnapping a kingpin's teenage daughter. Director Stefano Sollima delivers as gripping a story as the first film, while fleshing out the character of Del Toro's vengeful family man, a portrayal upon which much of the film pivots. Brolin's is largely a supporting role but is executed with effortless cool, while Isabela Moner shines as the young captive, adding another layer of humanity to proceedings. The violent set pieces are more audacious but just as disciplined as what went before, in another intelligent and thought-provoking chapter of a high-octane crime saga that looks set to run and run.

Credits

Cast

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AlejandroBenicio Del Toro
Matt GraverJosh Brolin
Isabel ReyesIsabela Moner
Steve ForsingJeffrey Donovan
Cynthia FoardsCatherine Keener
GalloManuel Garcia-Rulfo
James RileyMatthew Modine
Andy WheeldonShea Whigham
Miguel HernandezElijah Rodriguez
AngelBruno Bichir
Headmaster DeatsChristopher Heyerdahl

Crew

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DirectorStefano Sollima

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2018-06-29
Languages
English | Arabic | Somali | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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