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
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.
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.
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.
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.