Blunt plays an FBI agent who joins a team tasked with subduing the Mexican cartel’s escalating drug war. Brolin guides their boat down the chaotic river with Del Toro as his mysterious right hand. Shot like a Michael Mann film by legendary DP Roger Deakins, this latest film from Villeneuve is a rather disappointing example of style over substance. With everything that’s going on down in the States’ noisiest neighbour, that can only be seen as a missed opportunity.
Sicario | Directed by Denis Villeneuve (USA 2015) with Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro. Starts October 1