2hrs 1min

Denis Villeneuve uncovers the deadly criminal underworld of drug cartels in this nerve-shredding 2015 thriller, as FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is recruited for a high-stakes operation to bring down a ruthless crime syndicate.


This film is screening as part of our Denis Villeneuve season. To see our full retrospective click here.


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Denis Villeneuve Season
Denis Villeneuve
Strong violence, images of dead bodies, strong language
English, Spanish, Ukrainian

FBI specialist Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is recruited for a classified mission to bring down a ruthless cartel, following the grisly discovery of corpses tied to cartel activity.

Working alongside CIA officer Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and the mysterious ‘sicario’ assassin Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro), Kate embarks on a perilous journey between the US and Mexico.

Entering into a terrifying grey area of morality in the quest to bring down the notorious Sonara Cartel, Kate risks her life – and everything she stands for – along the murky path to justice.

This gripping, gritty and thought-provoking insight into the deadly war on drugs boasts tour de force performances from Blunt and del Toro, whilst Roger Deakins’ visually striking work as Director of Photography garnered him the Oscar for Cinematography.

Villeneuve once again proves, from a tightly written script by Taylor Sheridan, that he is a master of psychologically probing, character-focused mystery thrillers.