Sicario Movie Review




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44 thoughts on “Sicario Movie Review

  1. Rey Rod says:

    I feel so differently about this movie than you. Its honestly top 3 best movies I've ever seen. You are entitled to you're own opinion and can queef all you want. I hope no one listens to you and gets turned off from Sicario cuz thr movie was great. Coming from a combat vet.

  2. Scott Spencer says:

    Dude…slow down on the gun masturbation. This movie is great, one of the best of the decade! Stop fucking your gun barrel and read a book or two? You "dixie" americans are so dumb…."Obama is from Kenyya".!?

  3. Simi Shooter says:

    For fuck's sake it's a MOVIE and a good one. I pulled away from nitpicking the outdated weaponry because the story is good. Also our nation's past is filled with personalities who had "moral compass" issues: hello, Ollie North and Eugene Hossenfuss. Relax.

  4. Jack Burton says:

    In the war on drugs, both sides are wolves. I thought that was the director's message. And I agree with it. There is no moral high ground. There are no good guys. People are killing and/or getting killed over the control of recreational drugs. It's insanity. It's historically proven, prohibition doesn't work.

  5. Michael Long says:

    Thanks for the video, but I'm going to argue a little bit. Del Toros character was probably (just speculating) using his handgun instead of mp5 because the pistol probably had subsonic rounds and therefore even quieter. Also, of all the guys from Group, SF, Teams, etc that I've known they all had their particular favorite sidearm AND rifle, and YES sometimes it was an m4 with an a2 front post, etc.. As far as the use and philosophy of violence I must have not been paying attention 'cuz you lost me.

  6. Sam Harsha says:

    "Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." -Robert Heinlein

  7. mixflip says:

    I liked the movie. CIA uses FBI to get a Colombian hit man deep inside the Mexican cartel to try and sway the balance of (drug) power away from the Mexicans and back to the old school Colombians. I like that idea as a movie.

    I agree, I didn't like some of the details from a gun guy perspective though.

    #1 why we're all the swat guys dressed in black while conducting a daytime raid in Arizona? They were ODV green at a minimum and plain khaki BDUs if they really want to blend into the desert area of operations. Black in the desert = heat stroke!!!

    #2 a hit man who knows he is going to be in a gun fight at the border with MS 13 type cartel muscle….and he chooses to carry a 9mm HKMP5? and not a rifle cartridge? knowing he may have to shoot through glass and sheet metal? cmon….

    #3 Delta is sneaking into a cartel tunnel and is killing guards with their knives. I love it. they have access to any toy they want and none of them use suppressors to go into the tunnels? have you ever shot a rifle in a tunnel? say goodbye to your eardrums. not to mention suppressors advertise less of your position and reduce muzzle flash. they were using NVGs yet seemed to have flash enhancers!!!!

    I need to review this movie as well….

  8. mixflip says:

    I liked the movie. CIA uses FBI to get a Colombian hit man deep inside the Mexican cartel to try and sway the balance of (drug) power away from the Mexicans and back to the old school Colombians. I like that idea as a movie.

    I agree, I didn't like some of the details from a gun guy perspective though.

    #1 why we're all the swat guys dressed in black while conducting a daytime raid in Arizona? They were ODV green at a minimum and plain khaki BDUs if they really want to blend into the desert area of operations. Black in the desert = heat stroke!!!

    #2 a hit man who knows he is going to be in a gun fight at the border with MS 13 type cartel muscle….and he chooses to carry a 9mm HKMP5? and not a rifle cartridge? knowing he may have to shoot through glass and sheet metal? cmon….

    #3 Delta is sneaking into a cartel tunnel and is killing guards with their knives. I love it. they have access to any toy they want and none of them use suppressors to go into the tunnels? have you ever shot a rifle in a tunnel? say goodbye to your eardrums. not to mention suppressors advertise less of your position and reduce muzzle flash. they were using NVGs yet seemed to have flash enhancers!!!!

    I need to review this movie as well….

  9. RebelViking912 says:

    "in the end, were all just wolves." I took it he was referring to the cartels, the Columbians, CIA, or whomever controlling the drug trade at the boarder, not just referring to everyone in general.

  10. 51Dss says:

    The movie is a piece of political correct horse shit. Sort of along the lines of that stupid flick GI Jane. So you should have known going in that artistic license along the lines of the outrageous abuser and anti American Oliver Stone, would dominate the story line. The director is Canadian by the way.

  11. Ritchie Bravo says:

    they were spot on about alot of things though I think the prop guns had to do with most of the things you were seing in the movie was a crunch of time from the 90's forward those who live there comprehend it all the reference to wolves wasn't a reference to crooked cops or a corrupt government it was more of him liking her for purity and virtue and not wanting to have to kill such a beautiful thing after all on the opposite side he they see police as their slaves or something that can be purchased like a prostitute and her virtue as an officer was like looking upon virgin beauty and she would have just been eaten by the wolves in the end Columbia isn't actually running any of the drugs cartels as for hanging people they had another spot on a lot of the people they hang off bridges have nothing to do with cartels yet they'll hang banners on them saying their from a rival cartel it's to create fear in rivals an anyone thinking of opposing them it's a trick trying to convince others they're winning but it's an obvious reflection of they're on fear to end the none sense and win the war on drugs we need better rehab tactics rid the world of the consumer Americans rehab them as jails and prisons don't work we need a true solution I'm no expert on that but we need real experts with a serious attack plan to rehabilitate and restore America it's the only way your truly going to make the streets safe here and end the wolves bullets and violence is not the answer on this subject and never will be

  12. ogarzabello says:

    +++ LET'S NOT BE NAIVE +++
    Billy,
    I get your point about morality, but let’s not be naïve about how the US government really operates, remember that even torture has been authorized by high level officials like Donald Rumsfeld as proven by his infamous leaked “torture memos”.
    Also, the USA partners with other governments and hires private contractors to do part of its “dirty work” that is not legal.
    I don't think the director had lost his moral compass, he was just showing the above mentioned reality.
    During the Pablo Escobar terrorist days in Colombia, the DEA and the CIA were working with the Colombian government, its army, and police, and when they located and captured a member of the Medellin cartel, they had no problem when the Colombian authorities tortured the Medellin cartel guy for info.
    I’m not justifying their actions or saying that it is the only way, I’m just saying that this is the reality right now.

  13. 5.56 Or 5.45? says:

    yea when Benicio used his pistol to drop those three guys in the drive way and then went into the house with his pistol in hand instead of his mp5…which was slung over his back…I was like what the fuck man.

  14. James Hunter says:

    95+% of the audience are unfamiliar with the technical aspects of firepower that you delve into. I'm not seeing how this makes it less of a movie when the entertainment and intensity are clearly there.

  15. Artkidtek says:

    the guns are only a problem to actual real military and law enforcement guys and gun fanatics. The majority of the audience wont be bothered by the weapon choice of Delta squad as long as its long and high powered.

  16. toby Hogan says:

    Its sad when you start to notice things about weapons (or the appellation of them) in regards to movies and entertainment. For me it pulls me straight out of the immersion of whatever I'm watching and i feel I'm nit picking.

    The thing is almost all directors don't care that much about these things so its down to a really knowledgeable and forceful military/LE advisor to get these parts of the entertainment right because they are not hard.

  17. GunslingerKT19 says:

    Brother, don't you think it's a bit silly that the crux of your complaints of this movie is based on the movies props? Say what you will about the basic plot, I won't fight you on that. But you didn't mention at all the fine work by Roger Deakins behind the camera doing some of the best cinematography of the year. Or the compelling, guttural / industrial soundtrack that worked exceedingly well to draw the viewer into a mood of griminess. Heck, you barely mentioned the performances of the three lead actors. It feels kind of like you're upset you didn't get a hardcore, flag-waving pro-American propaganda film over a film that challenges the audiences ideologies and expectations when they go to see a movie (how much should we be willing to betray our moral compass in order to get the job done? Is revenge always justified? How far is too far when it comes to revenge? And in the end, was all the violence during the course of the film really worth it? Does anything ever really change?) By your standards of film, Skyfall is one of the worst movies of 2012 because… really… why would an MI6 agent still be using a Walther PPK instead of a Glock?

    It may be more accurate to call this a video "Sicario: A Prop Gun Review" rather than a "Movie Review", because I get the feeling film critique isn't something you're very good at or studied in. Stick to firearm-related commentary.

  18. Spencer C says:

    Just saw the movie tonight after watching your review. What a HEAVY movie. Did notice at the end that when Benicio del Toro disassembled the glock, he just ripped the slide right off without pulling the trigger and depressing the springs. Lots of technical difficulties and Hollywood BS but nevertheless, I liked it quite a bit. Thanks for the videos and keep up the good work

  19. titus bramble says:

    Typical American idiot. If America stopped using violence there wouldn't be a stream of worse violence there would be a much more peaceful world. The only reason they ever use violence is if there is a contrasting viewpoint which may spoil the "ideal society" they have created or so they can have world domination. This is shown perfectly in Vietnam where thousands of people were murdered for no reason but for America to dominate a place and spread their perfect ideology like any dictatorship has done in the past. Violence doesn't protect Americans it just kills people who would never have died if they had lived in Europe where we've had like a similar number of shooting in the last century to what America has had in the last month. In short Sicario is the most accurate view I've seen of how vile and corrupt America really is and how they kill thousands of people for no real reason.

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