A sociological thriller and an animated neo-noir
Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster shine in this American tragedy masquerading as a crime drama.
A scathing horror-satire and a gritty eastern European crime drama
Oscar Isaac's performance is the film's sole bright spot, but not enough to justify actually watching the stupid thing.
As a gangster film, it hits almost all of the gangster-film beats; it's not a great crime drama, but it is a good one.
Doing a heist movie as one long take seems like a fantastic idea. But the film lost me during the over-long and achingly dull lead-up to the actual heist.
Sicario isn't just a crime drama. It's a meditation on how to preserve morality in an environment where morality doesn't exist.