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Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber View All


Denis Villeneuve (Director), Taylor Sheridan (Writer) View All

Release: Sep. 18th, 2015
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
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The visual presentation of the criminal underworld feels just as fresh as those corpses hanging around on the streets as macabre manifests for the criminal domination; but at the same time the atmosphere feels exactly as suffocating and rotten as those bodies buried underneath the ground or laying cemented behind the walls.
To this end, the film does a good job balancing ethics against pragmatism for the most part; of course, it still makes Blunt and Kaluuya the most sympathetic characters in the midst of all this, though it has to in order to make the film's events have a significant resonance.
I was able to sit back and let the film unfold, rather than trying to piece everything together as the film went on like I did the first time I saw it.
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