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Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

2018
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 2m
A follow-up to the 2015 film, 'Sicario', which centers around the escalating war against drugs along the border of the United States and Mexico. (imdb)
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Sicario: Day of the Soldado

2018
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 2m
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Rated 30 Jun 2018
44
31st
Sicario: Day of the Soldado tries to look and feel like its predecessor, but its weightless treatment of its heavy themes and moral questions leaves much to be desired. Without a character like Emily Blunt's Kate, we the audience have little framing of the issues and events tackled here, making the brutal tactics used feel excused and not contested. As a violent action-drama it works, but coming after a film that transcended that label hurts its standing.
Rated 09 Jul 2018
40
18th
That ending is complete bullshit. There's an entire act missing and it ends up feeling like a long pilot for a Sicario TV show instead of a full movie. It's full of half-baked characters, Catherine Keener and Shea Whigham are especially underused/underwritten. Surprisingly with a different director, a different DP, and a different composer, it's the returning Taylor Sheridan whose script is the weakest aspect of this sequel.
Rated 08 Mar 2019
81
78th
When viewing the first, I couldn't help but feel like Emily Blunt was a thorn in the side of an excellent movie, but now having my wish come true, I can't say the sequel is any better. Sure, her annoying whining about unlawfulness is gone, but it's replaced with clandestine operations red tape and stuffy government people. But the good still remains, Del Toro and Brolin are still cold blooded bad asses, I never asked for more.
Rated 22 Sep 2018
65
68th
good movie
Rated 08 Oct 2018
40
26th
Faux-realistic, -grim and -political suspense movie that relies greatly on the soundtrack (which, as mentioned about the first film, is highly reminiscent of parts of UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING) to generate a sense of foreboding, without always following through. Slightly less memorable imagery than in the first film, but the writing and direction are about on par. Here, the woman has been ditched, replaced with a kid: presumably the third one will feature a dog or an idiot man-child.
Rated 06 Jul 2018
70
42nd
Sicario 2 is missing several ingredients that made the first meal so appetizing. Emily Blunt (to take nothing away from Brolin and del Toro who are both great and believable), and the direction and artistic approach of Denis Villeneuve (Sollima did fine, but just fine), stand out the most as being missing. I don't think this had near the script of the first, nor made any attempt to make Mexico its own character, as the first did. I do think this aptly sets up a third, which I would be down for.
Rated 20 Feb 2019
48
52nd
Based on a true story about the time a brown person left his prayer rug in the desert so he could steal coal mining jobs then set off dirty bombs in a Rust Belt Chik Fil-A, Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado follows the feisty daughter of a Mexican drug lord on her zany adventures with an FBI operative bent on revenge. Also known as "official border intelligence video for the President of the United States."
Rated 04 Feb 2020
60
34th
Felt like I was watching one of those crime shows your grandparents love for most of it. This was generic as hell, they spent all their creative energy on sucking me in with the poster art. Ending on a flash forward is lazy as hell, there was so much at play don't sweep it all under the rug I want to Sicario. I don’t think this Mexico is a safe place to visit!
Rated 20 Aug 2018
65
73rd
Not bad.
Rated 13 Jul 2018
2
59th
I had high hopes, extremely high hopes for the sequel of Sicario. I liked the original, but still it was a bit of a mixed bag to me. Basically I wanted less Blunt and more Del Toro. DotS gives that but not in the manner I hoped for. There is a beginning, the middle but somehow there is no real ending. The third act is missing, basically. All in all some enjoyable action scenes, but nothing brilliant or inventive. It's all a little uninspired and that's odd given all the talent. Decent film.
Rated 13 Jul 2018
70
65th
An entertaining sequel with a somewhat weak ending. I found the scene on the dirt road very tense (though not as tense as the highway scene in the first film), and Brolin is still cool as Graver.
Rated 27 Nov 2018
57
59th
Maintains the impeccable acting from the male leads and some of the stylistic flourishes of the original. However, lacking a visionary director and moral compass means that this fails to bottle the magic of the first.
Rated 11 Dec 2018
68
25th
The plot was mostly nonsense, but the tense scenes were tense though not as much as the first one. Sort of like Clear and Present Danger minus any good guys? The first 15 minutes and a couple lines of dialog could have been cut and the result would have been a little more coherent.
Rated 26 Aug 2018
6
21st
You don't have to watch the first one at all, btw.
Rated 29 Jun 2018
60
55th
I was surprised how much more I liked the action in this one versus the original (despite the much lower quality of direction and cinematography), even in spite of the ridiculous first five minutes. But then Taylor Sheridan had to write one of his stupid fucking third acts again. Can someone chop this guy's hands off?
Rated 30 Jun 2018
75
62nd
Even as some of its characterizations stumble, it is impressive how it portrays a singular, traumatizing event - the terror attack - and over the course of the film, and compromise after moral compromise, the logic of the violence is lost in a morass of corruption and poor decisions. It did not escape me how (un)lucky this film is for being released now - as its moral of children, innocence, and principles sacrificed for political gain - resonates with a real-life proxy just outside the theater.
Rated 14 Jul 2018
56
32nd
Sicario gets you dirty and leaves a stain. Soldado gets you dirty but you can get it out with a little spit
Rated 05 Oct 2018
45
33rd
Well-produced, all-around capable, nonsense. A little more standard than the first Sicario, its main trope is that everyone's an asshole except the young girl and the guy who protects her, because he isn't 'establishment'. Gets kind of tense, and it's the sort of movie that will probably be the best choice they give you on a flight (for a couple of months), but otherwise I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.
Rated 08 Oct 2018
64
51st
Soldado isn't necessarily bad, it's just thoroughly disappointing. Imagine a gritty, atmospheric film about a ruthless killer; now add a kid as the central part of the sequel... I'm just glad Terminator 2 turned out so well. Brolin and Del Toro carry the film, and Moner does an admirable job. The direction and production feel like an imitation of the first film, but aren't bad. What really lets this film down is the weaker screenplay; part propaganda, part inconsistent, and just not as engaging.
Rated 13 Sep 2018
65
15th
If there was no such thing as "Sicario" and this was a stand-alone thriller, I think I'd have liked it more. It's perfectly solid on its own: well-directed, well-acted, and tells a decent enough story about moral compromise amidst the militarization of law enforcement. As it is, though, this unfortunately feels like a watered-down sequel. The first one is undeniably better acted, better directed, better written and just a more convincingly dark and compelling journey into hell than this one is.
Rated 20 Oct 2018
60
16th
Well made but seems kinda pointless.
Rated 12 Jul 2018
4
51st
It's a way stupider film than the first one and is missing the elements that really elevated the first one. As a pure action movie it was great. It is nice to see the American government portrayed as the scumbags they are.
Rated 07 Aug 2018
69
50th
It was literally the polar opposite of the first one but still great. I wanna have a nice steak dinner with Brolin
Rated 22 Oct 2018
73
71st
Weird that the weakest thing here was the writing, with the story and some of the characters feeling very half-baked. It retains a lot of the tension and grit of the first, though, which makes this a decent sequel, if somewhat disappointing.
Rated 22 Jul 2018
65
25th
C - Starts out as a really weak retread of the original film, gets going in the second act, but the ending is a bit of a letdown. Still, I think I am interested to see the finale of the purported trilogy.
Rated 20 Jul 2018
39
18th
A sad excuse for a sequel with a plot that seems to be made up as it goes along.
Rated 30 Jun 2018
76
49th
The script trusts its audience. And well, that's a brave (nuts?) attitude. Sicario II (let's call it that) is entertaining and plays with the expectations you have when expecting the first film. Most people won't look close enough (behind the marketing) and will see nothing but butchery and will masturbate on it. But can you accuse a movie fur the ignorance of its potential audience that will turn every terror attack into a McGuffin for the racist narrative it and the US government want to tell?
Rated 12 Jul 2018
35
6th
Sicario 2 should have doubled-down on its loss of artistic talent behind the lens by ramping up the violence and melodrama. We see this happen in the first few scenes, but its not before long that the film becomes a series of contrived events that fizzle out in a desperate attempt to make us come around for thirds.
Rated 30 Jun 2018
63
51st
It's more entertaining than the first one, without losing its grim nature. It's still not that interesting, however.
Rated 12 Jul 2018
50
9th
A bit underwhelming towards the end. The premise has unavoidable scenarios that are predictable/ordinary. Did enjoy the intense encounters and gun fights, Del Toro's character is a G.
Rated 23 Feb 2019
60
47th
Exciting, slightly unsatisfying film. There is no real story, but it's cool to look at (and listen to!).
Rated 26 Dec 2018
57
29th
Massive disappointment as I really enjoyed the first film. Day of the Soldado just seems to stop without any narrative satisfaction or conclusion. The core of Sicario which is Del Toro, and to a lesser degree Brolin, taking on the cartels is still enticing but this progression of the 'story' is mostly forgettable. I'll rewatch it to see if I missed the point of this but it doesn't look like I did.
Rated 10 Jan 2019
30
24th
I didn't know it was a sequel. But it doesn't change anything because there's nothing wrong with the script; it's boring either that way or this way.
Rated 31 Mar 2019
50
34th
First of, the movie plays the ambiance through sound card just like the first one. The soundtrack is great still, but it doesn't manager to cover a lackluster plot or a feeling of deja-vu. At the end, one is left wondering what this was all for. The "let's start a war" in the beginning just fizzles somehow, and at the end it all feels pointless. Maybe a third act will tie it all together? It was nowhere near as great as the first one.
Rated 18 Oct 2019
61
62nd
I was a bit put off at first as I was expecting 'good guys' vs. 'bad guys' type of film, and I was thinking the movie is trying to pass POW torturing, civilian killing, children kidnapping Broling and US government as 'flawed heroes'. But as the movie progressed it picked up the pace and became an entertaining action thriller. No moral ambiguity, just bad guys versus bad guys.
Rated 14 Oct 2018
80
67th
so dark, so realistic and technically immaculate. using of sound and music is brilliant. acting is just wonderful. i can say that i like this film more than first sicario. surprisingly good for me.
Rated 14 Mar 2019
7
57th
Soldado is a sequel that I possibly hold in higher regard than it deserves due to how much I enjoyed it’s predecessor. The atmosphere, cinematography and score once again create a chilling and suspenseful experience but it doesn’t reach the heights of Sicario. It’s good to see Benicio Del Toro return and take centre stage in this fascinating role but the absence of Emily Blunt is missed. I hope we get a third and concluding film that on reflection will elevate this blatant middle chapter.
Rated 11 Aug 2019
66
66th
This one isn't terrible but it nothing like the first film and all the characters act different too. This is basically a spiritual spin off to the "24" franchise. The ending was really lame though.
Rated 16 May 2019
68
45th
Well made if inconsequential. Watched: 14-May-19
Rated 16 Nov 2018
54
8th
Good acting, sub-par dialog, predictable story, out of place music
Rated 01 Nov 2018
69
14th
I had high hopes since the first part was great. Well this is a bad sequel. The beginning promised something great, something really great, but then it spiraled into series of awkward, violent events of which you really have to think twice if they make any sense. Del Toro is great. Oh, and they really want us to go and see the third one. Maybe. My prediction (1st November 2018): it will be more fun than this one but somehow shittier.
Rated 14 Nov 2018
63
39th
I liked this one better than the first even though the first was probably technically superior.
Rated 30 Sep 2019
75
74th
Freaking cool action :D. Loved the fast pace and the amazing actors. Of course part one was better, but this one was pretty brutal too :) Worth the watch for sure!
Rated 23 Dec 2019
60
49th
Can't wait for the next installment. Weak at times but really continues with the tension buildup from the 1st film.
Rated 13 Jul 2018
62
12th
Well, if you want the nuanced political ideology of the first movie, you won't find it. What we have instead is good acting by del Toro, good directing that stylistically matches Villeneuve's first movie as well as it can and good action sequences. The core that made Sicario a very great movie is mostly gone. Don't expect too much from neither the plot nor the screenplay.
Rated 23 Sep 2018
70
26th
Disappointing vs the first. The end feels completely forced. Still, some good acting and action.
Rated 18 Sep 2018
70
71st
Ok so they tried to repeat the first movie and even though the writing is pretty janky (the cartel is smuggling ISIS across the border, like lmao) the movie on the whole looks good and it has Del Toro and Brolin doing their thing, so it's not bad.
Rated 29 Jun 2018
65
26th
It takes all of the plot elements of the first movie and swaps them for something new. Not that it's bad, it's just wholly unoriginal. It is also desperately missing Roger Deakins. But, it is still a tense and fairly tightly directed action flick and Brolin and Del Toro shine as always.
Rated 29 Jun 2018
39
7th
The first one is incredibly stupid, politically inscritable (and if you do nail it down, completely untenable), and unforgivable w/r/t Emily Blunt's character, all while being incredibly self-serious and pretenious. This one is maybe more stupid, but much less pretentious. It doesn't escape being White Elephant, but it is certainly a step in the right direction.
Rated 01 Jul 2018
40
10th
who put this stupid-ass straight-to-DVD-sequel in theaters?! What the fuck happened here?!
Rated 01 Jul 2018
95
98th
Brutally Intense with a deeply buried conscience, relentless action, much better than the first, the third should be a masterpiece. Deserves 4 acting awards for the two leads and the two kids. Josh Brolin has got all the competition beat for having a lock on the alpha male prime persona.
Rated 02 Jul 2018
8
88th
I know some of the reviews haven't been quite stellar for this follow up, but I really enjoy these movies. Much like the 1st, Sicario 2 paints a very dark picture of just how the drug trade can work. Often times you question if there is even a good guy in these movies. What really sticks out to me the most however is just how brutal this can be for anyone, let alone kids who were exposed to this very young. Very good follow up in my opinion, and I'm curiously waiting a third film.
Rated 04 Jul 2018
80
63rd
Competent American debut for Gomorrah/Suburra director. I expected it to pale in comparison to the Villeneuve joint, but I was captivated for much of the movie. Hopefully we get a third one, and a third director.
Rated 06 Jul 2018
54
40th
You always get worried a movie that starts with suicide bombers is gonna be propaganda, but Soldado soon makes it's message clear: we are just as fucking bad. The first Sicario stands up as one of the tightest, cleanest, best acted, best shot thrillers of the millennium. This is nowhere near as tight and clean but it still has the acting and the photography and damn it if doesn't still hold my interest every step of the way. Right when it seems about to slip into cliché it U-turns on you.
Rated 08 Jul 2018
70
80th
sequels rarely surpass the originals, but day of the soldado is welcome suprise by all measures. losing the dead weight from the first movie (i.e. blunt & co) and focusing more on 'the sicario' himself, day of the soldado is even more brutal, gripping and gut wrenching. it may not have been directed as well as villeneuve's film, or shot as beautiful as deakin, the overall outcome is leaps and bounds better. can't wait for the next one.
Rated 08 Oct 2018
30
5th
The first film was a competently made thriller due to Denis Villeneuve, and was made someone enjoyable by Blunt’s character. This sequel is unnecessary and lacks two of the best things about the original. It does have Brolin and Del Toro, but they don’t justify the film’s existence. The pacing is also lacking much more so than the first film. We didn’t need a sequel, and we don’t need a third (which unfortunately, we seem to be getting anyways).
Rated 13 Sep 2018
35
11th
A horrible sequel to Sicario, where they ignore everything that made Sicario great and just mindlessly focus on violence and darkness. The people making this film had no clue what made the original a great film. Here we just have shooting and idiotic cia operations. Americans are really dimwitted.
Rated 24 Jul 2018
85
81st
Less cinematic, but more endowed than its predecessor (and it also features a better Mexican perspective), this is a full-on action-thriller blockbuster with a high degree of moralising and feel-good Hollywood-isms filtered out. It has its seriousness in some parts, but also goes all-out with some silliness in its plot, which surprisingly works for the most part. This is a timely released film that has had a divisive reaction, maybe because this certainly wasn't made to comfort anyone.
Rated 21 Jul 2018
75
54th
It's quite enjoyable but clearly a few steps down from the original, which hit its mood exceptionally well. It's obvious that Sollima was trying to hit the same beats as Denis in the original, but it rarely had that same level of dread. That's not to say that there aren't memorable moments because it is definitely willing to go to some uncomfortable places, but ultimately it's just lesser.
Rated 10 Jul 2018
95
84th
To me, one of the better sequels to ever come along. Moves along at a great pace. It has an ominous and intense feel throughout. Brolin and DelToro are both outstanding.
Rated 18 Jul 2018
81
88th
Feels like a guilty pleasure
Rated 06 Jul 2018
5
40th
Extremely unsatisfying followup to what was originally the one-shot masterpiece. This exists solely to set up a third. So many directions the plot could have gone in act 3, baffling they chose the direction thet did. Characters who drop in and out without import. Even scenes that should be immensely satisfying lack any luster.
Rated 12 Jun 2024
78
31st
Mediocre, would be nothing without the flavour, memory of the original. Not enough to have just a soundrack of low primal noises without the rest of the Villeneuve magic.
Rated 12 Feb 2023
70
31st
As is the case with so many sequels, this movie takes the elements that worked so well in the first because of their restraint and subtlety, and puts them in the focus with too much time dedicated to unveiling the mystique of the story. It feels very much like a middle of a trilogy movie, but until we get a third film, it's just a passable action movie with only hints of what made the first so impactful.
Rated 11 Jan 2022
58
42nd
Worse than part I but still a piece of good action cinema.
Rated 30 Aug 2021
60
28th
The action, characters and events are too generic, we have seen it all 10 times before. I forgot most of it the same day.
Rated 09 Jun 2021
70
51st
The first has so much more going on under the surface and a strong connection to the audience through Emily Blunt's character. This sequel is an action film trying to have thinky bits. A shame, the subjects and actors deserve better. Not terrible, just a real step down.
Rated 14 Apr 2021
91
44th
No rules this time". 'Soldado' is set after the events of 'Sicario' and follows undercover cop Alejandro Gillick and CIA agent Matt Graver. The Mexican Drug War has spread further with terrorists moving across the US-Mexico border. Matt is tasked from higher up to intervene.
Rated 13 Feb 2021
7
57th
Didn't expect to enjoy this sequel but it's a more than worthy follow-up to Sicario. Less subversive but equally competent and entertaining. Brolin and Toro are total bros in this movie.
Rated 02 Jan 2021
60
36th
Plot holes make this a weak recommendation only. You may have Deja Vu if you've seen Extraction.
Rated 12 Nov 2020
35
8th
pathetic sequel
Rated 08 Jul 2018
7
57th
7+
Rated 15 Sep 2018
75
69th
hem villeneuvesüz hem yıldız başrolsüz devam filmi olması ve b-filmvari bir afişle çıkmasıyla ucuz direct-to-video kokusunun her yerine sinmesine rağmen şaşırtıyor. canlı aksiyon sahneleri, sakin sakin ilerleyen anlatısı ve prodüksiyon tasarımı/güçlü müziklerin yardımıyla atmosferi kuruşuyla 2000'lerin en iyi devam filmlerinden. sollima taklit etmeden anlatıyı devam ettirmeyi başarıyor, sheridan belki pek esnek bir senarist değil ama bildiğini iyi anlatıyor.
Rated 25 Jan 2019
45
57th
#19#, exp3, rw3, prequel, writer Sheridan, cast
Rated 12 Sep 2018
7
44th
eh
Rated 28 Jan 2019
55
34th
Kartel ajanlarımız iş başında. Bu sefer Meksika sınırından kaçak geçen IŞID üyelerini, durdurmak için akıl almaz bir plan anlatılıyor. Bir kartelin, küçük kızı kaçırılıp, bu işi yapan kişileri yakalamak istiyorlar. Fakat kazdıkları kuyuya kendileri düşüyor. Sonunda pek neticeye bağlanmıyor. Niye izledik bu filmi diyoruz? Ama dayak yiyen kız sağlam beddua etmiş. Kartelin kızının başına gelenler kimsenin başına gelmezdi.

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