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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.18.15] thriller drama mystery crime

I was really disappointed with our correspondent's reaction coming out of Sicario's Cannes debut. As a fan of writer/director Denis Villeneuve's, I was expecting another great work from the Canadian director so to read that his latest feature is predictable was... disappointing.

Emily Blunt (of Edge of Tomorrow fame) stars as an idealistic FBI agent who is recruited into a taskforce by a government official (Josh Brolin) to help with America's never ending war on drugs. The movie also stars Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber and Jon Bernthal.

Admittedly this isn't a new story or even the first time it's been told but this IS Villeneuve we're talking about here so straightforward crime thriller isn't really what I was hoping for though that's what the first trailer for Sicario delivers. Combined with the mediocre review, my expectations are in check but I just can't help myself; this is still high on my watch list.

Sicario opens September 18.

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