• Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

Sicario is a 2015 American crime thriller film directed by and written by . The film follows FBI agent Kate Macer, who is recruited by a government task force to help bring down a drug cartel in Mexico. As she becomes more deeply involved in the operation, Kate begins to question the legality and morality of the methods used by her team.


Sicario is a tense and suspenseful film that explores the complex and dangerous world of drug cartels and the people who try to bring them down. The film's strong performances, particularly from as Kate, as an enigmatic consultant, and as a government operative, help to elevate the tension and drama of the story.

Director masterfully creates a sense of unease and dread throughout the film, using stunning cinematography and a haunting score to heighten the tension. The film also raises important questions about the morality of the war on drugs and the tactics used by law enforcement agencies to combat drug cartels.


Sicario received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Editing. It also won several awards, including the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor () and the BAFTA Award for Best Sound.


Sicario was a commercial success, grossing over $80 million worldwide. The film's tense and suspenseful storyline, strong performances, and masterful direction by Villeneuve have earned it a dedicated fan base. The film also spawned a sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and there are plans for a third film in the franchise. Sicario remains a popular and highly regarded crime thriller.

Directed by
Produced by Basil Iwanyk Edward L. McDonnell Molly Smith Thad Luckinbill Trent Luckinbill
Written by
Starring , , , , , ,
Music by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Cinematography Roger Deakins
Edited by Joe Walker
Black Label Media Thunder Road
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date May 19, 2015 (Cannes) September 18, 2015 (United States)
Running time 121 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30 million
Box office $84.9 million

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