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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

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Stefano Sollima

Writer:

Taylor Sheridan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benicio Del Toro ... Alejandro
Josh Brolin ... Matt Graver
Isabela Moner ... Isabel Reyes
Jeffrey Donovan ... Steve Forsing
Catherine Keener ... Cynthia Foards
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Gallo
Matthew Modine ... James Riley
Shea Whigham ... Andy Wheeldon
Elijah Rodriguez ... Miguel Hernandez
Howard Ferguson Jr. ... Troy
David Castañeda ... Hector
Jacqueline Torres ... Blandina
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Rafael
Bruno Bichir ... Angel
Jake Picking ... Shawn
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Storyline

In this adventure/drama, FBI agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) enlists a mysterious operative to help investigate a Mexican drug cartel that has been smuggling terrorists into the U.S. Things escalate when the daughter of a top kingpin is abducted, forcing Graver and his partner to re-evaluate their mission. Written by ahmetkozan

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Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sicario 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,007,566, 1 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,072,235, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,822,468, 16 August 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Lionsgate was originally going to distribute this film in the United States, but a disagreement between them and Black Label Media made the distribution rights change from Lionsgate to Columbia Pictures. The same happened with Only the Brave (2017). Both of these movies star Josh Brolin. See more »

Goofs

On a scene set in Colombia, the character played by Benicio del Toro walks across a public telephone which shows a small poster for the "Palacio de las Bellas Artes", a well-known building in the heart of Mexico City. See more »

Quotes

Matt Graver: [Cynthia is willing to let Alejandro die] Do you know how hard it was to find...
Cynthia Foards: [Interrupting] I could throw a stick across the river and hit fifty grieving fathers
Cynthia Foards: I'll get another team
Matt Graver: [Cuts her off] No! My team will do it... you don't want him to come back and kill you
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Crazy Credits

There's a dedication part-way though the end credits: "In loving memory of Jóhann Jóhannsson" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Sicario: Day of the Solado (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Bandido de Amores
Written by Joan Sebastian (as José Manuel Figueroa Figueroa)
Performed by Jonatan Sanchez
Courtesy of 2015 Gerencia 360 Music, Inc.
By arrangement with Sony Music Latin Licensing
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It's a worthy follow-up
12 August 2018 | by nothimmeSee all my reviews

This is one of those action movies that it only job is to give you as real as possible experience with its beautiful cinematography. It doesn't feel as real as ''Children of Men'' and it probably won't get a Oscar but it serves its job. The movie may not be as masterful as Villeneuve's original, but it achieves to keep you on the screen. There are really good heart-pumping scenes that beautifully blended with the score in its convoluted plot. Just like in the first movie, the story gets darker and darker. It reflects real-life situations, that's why it's so dreary and compelling. All the events is a buildup to our main story. It all ties together perfectly in the end. And even though key cast member Emily Blunt no longer here, the movie stands alone as a powerful modern-day Western, thanks to the Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, and Taylor Sheridan who also penned the screenplay of the first movie.

I'll definitely watch this again.


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