Graphic Violence In Sicario

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Sicario, a thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin, opened in theaters nationwide this week to warm reviews, as well as controversy.

Sicario finds Kate Macer (Blunt), a straight-laced F.B.I. agent thrown into a world of high-intensity, life-or-death scenarions, as she ahs been recruited into a cartel-busting task force led by Matt Graver (Brolin), and associate Alejandro (Del Toro), who are at the opposite end of the personality spectrum from Macer; they are unorthodox in appearance and demeanor, and view the lines of legality and morality as blurred.

Sicario is a thriller, and as the name (which translates to "hitman" or "assassin"_ implies, there is graphic violence in the film, but Sicario isn 't a shoot 'em up, blow up everything in sight kind of film. Sicario is an old-school thriller, with suspense, twists and turns, and violence as it relates to the serious subject of drug wars; and it is all done in an effort to create a film that is authentic.
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Cast and crew traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Veracruz, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas to capture the look and feel fo the U.S./Mexico border, which is more of a central character in the film, rather than a backdrop.

Juarez, Mexicio i the setting, but the only shots of Juarez are arial, as the filmmakers visited Juarez to research and found it too dangerous to film on the ground, according to Men 's

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