With Roger Deakins shooting Sicario, it is a cinematographer’s paradise. Deakins is brilliant at what he does, and no sane person could dispute that.
The film also touches the drug war with a novel approach, a modern approach to what it has become. So I’ve been ambivalent about what I saw, enough to go hunt down the negative reviews on Rotten Tomatoes to see what the gripers were upset about.
I felt a hollow, grey malaise fall over the story in the middle. On the other hand the ending is pretty good.
What bothered me specifically were the melodramatic responses of Kate, the faux outrage about minor issues. It was as if she was just supposed to find nitpicky things to make a stink out of, when the larger issues were on…
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