Reviews for Sicario: Day of the Soldado ( 2018 ) 1080p

Messy and Flawed

By: claudio_carvalho
When three terrorists explodes a supermarket in America, the American government believes the responsible were the Mexican cartels smuggling terrorists to America. They decide to begin a war among the cartels and an unofficial command is assigned to kidnap the daughter of a kingpin and release her in the land of another cartel. However, when the government discovers that the responsible for the terrorist attack were American citizens from New Jersey, they decide to abort the plan and kill the girl. But things go wrong and do not happen as planned.

"Sicario: Day of the Soldado" is a messy and flawed film with great action scenes. There are so many plot holes that make no sense unless the viewer is brainless. The stupid beginning is absolutely pointless. The terrorist attack to the supermarket is an excellent scene, but the attitude of the mother heading with her child toward the last terrorist in the opposite direction people are running is senseless. The scene of Isabel Reyes fighting at school is another pointless scene. Why the Mexican police officers in the seven cars that joined the three American cars start shooting the American team? Why Alejandro risks his life to save the annoying girl? How can the teenager recognize a man that he glanced at in a car for a few seconds in the parking area of a supermarket in Texas? Why take Isabel to the witness protection program? How Alejandro crossed the border and was hospitalized? There are so many other questions about this flick that would take lots of time to write. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Sicário: Dia do Soldado" ("Sicario: Day of the Soldado")

Has everyone lost their mind???

By: ackaoui
All buildup and absolutely no delivery. Loved the first one, love Brolin and del Toro but what the hell just happened??? Entertaining somewhat intermittently but the plot was so basic with way too many holes in it. Overall unfulfilling for a film with tons of potential. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!

Silly movie full of plotholes!

By: gddss136
This movie is stupid, full of plotholes, cliches, damsels in distress, bad hombres! No resolutions, nonsensical actions that go awry. I shouldn't have watched it. It was a waste of 2 hours.

A muddled feature length trailer for Sicario 3

By: tomadama
Very poor sequel to the original film, muddled, riven by poor acting and non-credible storylines/characters, and little more than a feature length trailer for Sicario 3. Hopefully this will be the 'Ocean's 12' of the series and there will be a decent 3rd film to match the first one.

Islamic terrorism

By: wwwamincom
Where did he find a connection with Islamic terrorist. Those scenes with a suicide bombers are rubbish and no explanation for it in movie related with South American Drog artels and sicarios.

Complete non-event of a movie

By: paulc-770-775655
Brilliant cinematography excellent acting evocative music, this film has it all ... except for any actual drama or tension. The plot is somehow wildly implausible yet totally predictable at the same time. Whatever "something" the first film has, this one doesn't. I have no idea that the makers were trying to achieve, there is no entertainment, no message, no philosophical questions asked, no moral dilemma, nothing of interest whatsoever in this film. Find something else (pretty much anything else) to do for 2 hours.

Cheap Plot full of filler

By: h_ary_potter
I liked the first part more than this one. It seems that they ran out of plots for the story to present, so what do you do ? Just add unrelated terrorist scenes to fill this gap for the movie. It would have been much better if you made the movie ~2 hours with a solid plot rather than unrelated scenes of terrorism etc.

The best cinematography of the year so far

By: nothimme
This is one of those action movies that it only job is to give you as real as possible experience with its beautiful cinematography. It doesn't feel as real as ''Children of Men'' but it serves its job. Just like in the first movie, the story gets darker and darker. It reflects real-life situations. That's why it's so dreary and compelling. The movie may not be as masterful as Villeneuve's original, but it achieves to keep you on the screen. There are really good heart-pumping scenes that beautifully blended with the score in its convoluted plot. All event is a buildup to our main story. It all ties together perfectly at the end of the day. And even though key cast member Emily Blunt no longer here, the movie stands alone as a powerful modern-day Western, thanks to the Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro.

Unfulfilling experience

By: jtodegard
Where the original Sicario was carried by the suspence created by the contrasting naive FBI-agent Macy (Emily Blunt), the cynical CIA-agent Matt (Josh Brolin) and the vengeful Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) as ruthless sicario turned against the drug carlets operating along the US-Mexico border, the sequal lacks this tension and becomes an analogue and rather predictable story. Decent acting performances, and attempts to recreate the original dark athmosphere cannot save the weak plot, where several interesting issues launched at the start are not followed through. This makes for a rather unfulfilling experience, despite hints of another sequal.

The first 21 reviews: 10/10. You know something is fup.

By: rene-806-6219
My first review: Loved the first Sicario. Raw and different. This time I almost walked out of the cinema. Really bad. Could not believe its the same screenwriter. The story is really thin (and short). The overacting by Isabela Moner was too much on many moments. May not be her fault, but the director. Benico and Josh did an excellent job, but the movie is just bad. Most annoying is the rating her. The first 21 (!!) gave it a 10/10. The Godfather Part II came to seven (7). So something is really wrong. Really annoying because I really trust IMDB.

Awesome!

By: nitasiregar
Torro and Brolin nailed it! Silent tears of brolin when he tought torro killed was made goosebumps. Im expecting the 3rd sicario pls

One of the best

By: pandoramakan
I watched it today and i really enjoyed the film, i gave 10/10 because it is typical Stefano Sollima film i love the motion and camera angles and colors and detail of every characters and specially music, it has been a while that there is no such a Maffia film in Cinema. I would recommand it to everyone who loves this kind of film

A must see!

By: cmerrill-07313
Excellent movie. Keeps you engaged from beginning to end. Benecio del Toro is superb,

Don't get caught up with those saying negative things about it

By: giovannipellegrene
This movie is incredible. Is it perfect, no. However, it's ability to capture the chaos and brutality that is terrorism and border control is eye opening. People say they are missing a presence such as Emily Blunt so you can be put in her place and sympathize. She was great in the first, but the kid does more than enough in this movie. She was fantastic. The acting made this movie what it is, as well as the cinematography. It's brutal. It's terrifying. But it's real. I love that they held nothing back and showed the complexity of political interference and control over those who are willing to do what's necessary to protect the people. Brilliant movie

Probably the best action thriller of 2018

By: catochagen
Soldado is a very different film than its predecessor, yet takes place in the same universe, with mostly the same characters.

I loved the original Sicario and have seen it multiple times. It felt like a great standalone, complete story. Therefore I was skeptical to the idea of a sequel.

How wrong I turned out to be! This is a fantastic film! Soldado is to Sicario what Aliens is to Alien, Empire is to A New Hope and The Dark Knight is to Batman Begins. It takes these two great characters to a new place, always subverting your expectations as a viewer. Things never go as you might think.

The action is tight, the filming excellent, the score on point, the acting great and the script suspenseful. What more can you ask for? I've already seen it twice in the theater. Equally brilliant both times!

If they stick the landing with the third film, this will be the best trilogy since The Lord of the Rings.

Also, the scene that has many people groaning as "unrealistic", is in fact plausible, given that one assumes the character has a bit luck in that moment. When it comes, just think about it before joining the choir.

Excellent

By: ynherivaux
It took me a little long to see this movie since it came out, it well worth the wait. If there's another one coming out, I will wait to see it

The best Action/Thriller Film of 2018

By: guillermoarriolae
This movie was excellent, nothing like those inclusive trends in every movie we see nowadays in cinemas, this was pretty solid and very well acted, also an outstanding job from the director, screenwriter, music director and editor.

Great Sequel

By: solutionj
I wasn't even aware that this was being made let alone at a cinema near me. As soon as I knew it was playing I had to check it out. It's great even without some of the characters of the original. It's darker and more violent but holds the story line very well. Brolin and Del Toro are great together again. The music fits perfect with the tension. When you think about the movie a few days later you know it was worth it.

A great movie

By: hauhoangduc
A great movie so far, love it!!! Deep - Dark and realistic

Stellar Acting, Exciting Action, But Lacks Awareness

By: Jared_Andrews
Sequels typically strive to go bigger and badder than the original. This sequel is no exception. This issue with attempting to up the ante is that it often causes sequels to lose sight of what made the original special. Again, this sequel is no exception.

For some reason that I still don't understand, 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' opens with coverage of Somali pirates, Mexican-United States border crossings, and graphic scenes of ISIS suicide bombers that will leave you unsettled for an uncomfortably long time. Government agents presume that all these terrorist efforts are connected. They're not.

The film's inclusion of these scenes doesn't add layers to the complexity of anti-terrorist or anti-drug efforts (it's unclear if that was ever the intention). Instead, the scenes only serve to offer some of the BANG BANG moments that sequels seeming to require.

There's an emptiness, a pointlessness to the violence-that should be the point of the film. "The war on drugs" is a war without an opponent, and the U.S. is fighting an unwinnable fight. The violence only begets greater violence, one immoral acts leads to dozen more like it, and everyone becomes dirty in the end. This film has no heroes.

I wish that's what this movie was about, but it misses the point. It lacks the perspective and awareness of the first 'Sicario' film. The action in this film is well shot and exciting, same as the first film, but all subtle yet crucial details that made the first film excellent are wrong in this one.

The acting saves the movie from failure. Josh Brolin is excellent once again as the smirking tough guy government agent, and Benicio Del Toro is award-worthy as Alejandro, the sicario. Though he has taken frustrating character development leaps since the first film, Del Toro is nonetheless commanding, angry and tactful. Mercifully, he also provides a few drops of humanity into a movie in desperate need of some. Most actors lack the versatility to successfully transition between all these emotions. But this is Benicio Del Toro.

If you're a huge fan of Del Toro, Brolin or this genre of film, consider seeing it in the theater. Otherwise, wait until you can watch it at home.