Like the original Sicario, Director Stefano Sollima’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a gritty thriller, not for the faint-of-heart.
However, I must inform you that, if you didn’t know, as I didn’t, that this is only the second part of a trilogy with an open ending of its multiple story lines, you might want to wait to see it until that third film is a definite.
It is really difficult to create a Part Two and, unfortunately, Writer Taylor Sheridan’s storyline doesn’t totally succeed. So, despite the great production values such as Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski’s haunting images and Composer Hildur Gudnadσttir’s equally haunting music, plus the fabulous acting by Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener and young Isabela Moner, we’re left feeling either cheated, empty or both by the non-conclusion.
Yet, I still have to give Sicario: Day of the Soldado a 4 out of 5.