Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Though less subversive than its predecessor, Sicario: Day of the Soldado succeeds as a stylish, dynamic thriller -- even if its amoral machismo makes for grim viewing.

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In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules--and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin's daughter to inflame the conflict--but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

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Cast

Benicio Del Toro
as Alejandro Gillick
Josh Brolin
as Matt Graver
Isabela Moner
as Isabel Reyes
Jeffrey Donovan
as Steve Forsing
Catherine Keener
as Cynthia Foards
Matthew Modine
as James Riley
Shea Whigham
as Andy Wheeldon
Ian Bohen
as Carson Wright
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Critic Reviews for Sicario: Day of the Soldado

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Every moment of Sicario: Day of the Soldado is soaked in an unilluminating and easy cynicism.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

'Day of the Soldado' would be hard to stomach at any time. It feels particularly worthless now.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

If there is a theme in this film, I would venture to guess that it's right there in the title. The soldier, el soldado, has his day and his way throughout.

July 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Without a humanizing element like Blunt's character, this whole grim affair is just a race to the bottom in which everyone loses.

July 1, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Moner is terrific, and her character's fortunes can be read in her eyes-blazing to begin with, as she scraps with another girl in a schoolyard, but dark and blank by the end, their youthful fire doused by the violence that she has seen.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Where its predecessor, 2015's Sicario was intermittently thoughtful, this sequel is mindlessly mean-spirited.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sicario: Day of the Soldado

10/11/2018

Peter Bond
Peter Bond

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Not as memorable or as unique as the first installment in the trilogy, but as a stand-alone summer shooter it does more than enough to satisfy your appetite for action sequences.

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

Super Reviewer

½

The sequel to the grim thriller offers more of the same: a realistic and violent look at terrorism, trafficking and the need to get dirty to win such wars. Emily Blunt as the moral compass of the first film did not return. The sequel looks almost as great and the mood is quite similar anyhow. In the end, the plot falls a bit short, but still makes for some grim entertainment. wonderfully tense situations and a couple of surprises.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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