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Sicario is a brilliant movie about the dark side of doing good.

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

This movie follows a task force made up of CIA spooks, idealistic FBI agents, Mexican Federales, U.S. Marshals, and Delta Force muscle.  This is a story of the badassery that happens is the place called Black World.  In this world, the good guys fight like bad guys and the end justifies the means.

Benicio Del Toro was brilliant.  I loved him every step of the way!

“You aren’t operating out of bounds.  The boundaries have been moved.”

Fans of thrillers may look at the Emily Blunt character and say she’s too stupid to live, but I say she has to live.  She represents the audience that knows nothing about narcotics trafficking, the happy, healthy Americans living lives seemingly untouched by drugs.  If you ask me, it was brilliant writing to insert a JEEP (Just Enough Experience to Perform) to provide the lens through which we see the story.  I loved it!

This is a two-hour movie available for streaming on Amazon Instant Video for less than the price of a movie ticket.  If you enjoyed my books, it is a must see!

 

And remember, there are two types of good guys:

The ones that think good always wins because it is good.

The ones who are willing to do what the bad guys do to ensure good always wins.