Emily Blunt’s straight-laced FBI agent gets mixed up in the seriously shady underside of the US war on drugs in this gripping action narco-thriller set south of the Mexican border. When the enigmatic Benicio Del Toro turns up, it’s clear something’s not quite right, but there might be a clue in the title: the trailers tell us “sicario” means hitman in Mexico.
You may be familiar with the rousing documentary Man on Wire, which tells the story of a French tightrope walker who once stepped out between the peaks of the Twin Towers in New York. It’s such a good story – with obvious visual appeal – that director Robert Zemeckis decided to tell it again, this time with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his tippy toes.
One woman’s freedom fighter is another man’s troublemaker – as we find out in this powerful period drama. Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter join the fight for female franchise against an indignant patriarchy.
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