Reviews: Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Sollima se la cava bene, impaginando con competenza il racconto, facendo respirare il film attraverso i suoi personaggi, risolvendo in modo efficace anche qualche momento meno plausibile e lasciando aperto il finale ad un nuovo capitolo
  • Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The first Sicario was not a film I enjoyed, and while I can almost admire this new one’s relentless nihilism and total lack of pretense when it comes to its xenophobic worldview, it’s still a problematic thriller with little to say, despite how well made it is.
  • Matt Donato @ Flickering Myth
    • Excerpt: Where Sicario was more Burn After Reading in retrospect, Sicario: Day of the Soldado sharpens a blunt stick into a pointed spear aimed with intent.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
  • Nguyen Le @ InSession Film
    • Excerpt: … when the main task is to legitimize the new op … Sicario: Day of the Soldado, responds with static.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: The film and its very existence parallels the story of the drug war. Ultimately, it’s mostly pointless and wasteful and driven by American appetites.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: It’s military porn with overwrought second-guessing and utilitarian shot-calls starting with Muslim suicide bombers (and a mother inexplicably moving her daughter closer to the blast) before ending with an Antichrist rising from Lazarus’ pit to imaginary applause. Everything is broadly orchestrated without anything close to the shocking surprises Kate confronted three years ago.
  • Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee
  • [New] | Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: There’s more from there, as Brolin’s Matt Graver enlists his trusted assassin Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) to aid in this mission, but it’s the implications of the opening minutes involving “evil brown people” that created a rough feeling to start with.
  • James Roberts @ Glide Magazine
    • Excerpt: In the end, Day of the Soldado is just an action movie. In itself, that’s perfectly fine. But when you present yourself as something more than that and then fail to deliver, you’ve got a problem.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: An interesting and occasionally-thrilling follow-up to its predecessor but ultimately being let down by its often-lousy screenplay.