Sicario: Day Of The Soldado is an American action movie directed by Stefano Sollima and written by Taylor Sheridan. The movie features Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Jeffrey Donovan. Released in the United States on June 29, 2018. Also with Isabela Moner, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Catherine Keener adding to the cast. Sicario movie is dedicated to the memory of Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer of the first film who died in February 2018.
After a suicide bombing in a Kansas City grocery store kills fifteen people, the United States government gives CIA agent Matt Graver permission to use highest measures to combat Mexican drug cartels. Also suspected of transporting Islamic terrorists across the border.
Now between the United States Department of Defense and the major cartels stood a battle line. While at it, Graver recruits black operative Alejandro Gillick for the mission. Gillick then goes ahead to kill a lawyer of the major cartel, while Graver and his team kidnap Isabela Reyes, the daughter of the kingpin of their rival, in a false flag operation.
To stage a rescue, Graver, Gillick, and their team takes Isabela to Texas. With an aim to make her think she was kidnapped by her father’s enemies. However, on the way to accomplishing their mission, things didn’t go as planned. Graver and his team get involved in a gun battle with the Mexican federal police, killing dozens of them. Isabela runs away during this chaos while Gillick goes after her alone.
However, it is later discovered that the suicide bombing in Kansas was actually perpetrated by another group of terrorists. A discovery made by the Department of Defense. Therefore, in order to put down tensions with Mexico, the President orders the CIA to abandon the mission and erase all proof of American involvement. Furthermore, ordering Graver to get rid of Isabela as part of the cover-up. Graver, in turn, orders Gillick to kill Isabela, but Gillick refuses and turns rogue to keep her alive. Graver then assembles his team to hunt them both in Mexico.
Now a wanted man, Gillick with Isabela try to enter the United States disguised as undocumented immigrants. Though, thought of as an escape plan for Isabela as it is illegal for the CIA to execute her in American territory. However, a Mexican-American teenager, Miguel who is new to the gang transporting the immigrants, recognizes Gillick from a previous encounter in the US. He alerts his boss and they capture Gillick and Isabela. They have Miguel execute Gillick. He shoots Gillick in the head, and the gang leaves him for dead. Uncomfortable with his actions, Miguel jumps off their truck.
Graver and his team track the Mexican gang and Isabela with the help of the GPS transmitter that she was wearing and kill all the gang members. Graver pities a traumatized Isabela and takes her back to the United States to put her in witness protection. Meanwhile, Gillick wakes up finding the bullet went through his jaw, takes one of the gang members’ cars, and drives for the border. One year later, Gillick finds Miguel, asks him if he wants to be a “sicario”.
Sicario: Day Of The Soldado Movie Cast
- Benicio del Toro as Alejandro Gillick
- Josh Brolin as Matt Graver, CIA Special Activities Division agent
- Isabela Moner as Isabela Reyes
- Jeffrey Donovan as Steve Forsing
- Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Gallo
- Catherine Keener as Cynthia Foards
- Matthew Modine as Secretary of Defense James Riley
- Shea Whigham as Andy Wheeldon
- Elijah Rodriguez as Miguel Hernandez
- Howard Ferguson Jr. as Troy
- David Castaneda as Hector
- Jacqueline Torres as Blandina
- Raoul Trujillo as Rafael
- Bruno Bichir as Angel
- Jake Picking as Shawn
Sicario: Day Of The Soldado Movie Overview
- Genre(s):- Action
- Release Date:- June 29, 2018
- Directed By:- Stefano Sollima
- Written By:- Taylor Sheridan
- Run Time:- 122 minutes
- Country:- United States
- Language:- English, Spanish
- Budget:- $35–45 million
- Box Office:- $27.4 million