This story has been told before, but not quite like this. Sicario is the latest dramatization of the war on drugs, tensions with our neighbors to the south, and the complicated balance of politics between law enforcement and the drug cartels they contend with.
The film gives an emotional glimpse into this world. In the first moments, we’re introduced to the idea of a sicario: a hitman. Soon after we open on a bleak landscape, tense music, and men with guns. Sicario isn’t kidding around.