Director: Stefano Sollima
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener, Isabela Moner
There’s a grocery suicide bombing scene in the initial few minutes of film. It’s seems terrifyingly real and sets the mood for a gripping film. Unfortunately, the rest of the film never really manages to engage thoroughly.
A sequel to 2015’s Sicariao, Sicario: Day of the Soldado starts off with a suicide bombing at a grocery store in Kansas. The US government feels it’s because of the Mexican drug cartels who are suspected to illegally bring in Islamic State in the US. The government gets in Central Investigation Agency officer Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to sort things out. He has a plan in place and whether he succeeds or not forms the rest of the film.
The action scenes are great and the background score intensifies the proceedings. But despite that, the film isn’t really satisfying. That’s because the story seems really implausible. The climax, especially, is way too convenient. Despite the flaws, there are many things in the film that keep you interested.
The performances are top-notch. Josh Brolin & Benicio del Toro are very real. Isabela Moner is excellent.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado has just about enough in it to hold your attention. We give it 2.5 stars with a small kink.
Director: Stefano Sollima Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener, Isabela Moner There’s a grocery suicide bombing scene in th...2.5