Based on 78 votes and 27 reviews.
It was evenly paced. I wanted to watch it because I wanted to see a French Canadian film director work with some great actors and an interesting topic. It makes you feel like the war on drugs is a complete waste of time. The movie was interesting and had a lot of tension, but the over-arching topic made me feel like what a waste of life. Families die at the hand of someone else who is avenging a death or it's just in the name of drugs and drug money. I want to write so much of what I feel is wrong with drugs/drug users/ and the people who battle the drug Overloads but it'd be futile. Overall the movie was certainly one I would love to debate. Acting was great.
Boring.... It did not come together good at all. The movie had very little substance to it.
Just one of the best movies so far! all the people who did not like the movie have no clue that this happens for real in Mexico.
Love the reviews from all the p***ies who "didn't need to see it, even if it's the truth." F*** them. Some reality check is exactly what these people need. Emily Blunt played her weakling character perfectly.
I never knew what would happen next and I haven't felt such suspense at a movie in many years. Subject is very grim but I didn't think there was unnecessary violence. In a real life setting like the movie portrays I think it would be much worse. Amazing performances and direction.
Too violent and gory. Just over the top with the killing. I mean, little kids are terrified, then killed just because their dad is a bad guy. It's just wrong. Why are we subjected to watching this level of violence?
if you know what a good movie is don't see this one
Pretty meh - I was expecting greatness, but even Blunt was dull.
Masterful cinematography. It action could have easily been overdone - instead the violence wasn't gratuitous. The pacing allowed for thought. Del Toro was powerful. Blunt was honest. Not filled with cliches and the usual drivel hollywood pumps out. Best movie of the year, hands down.
A complete and utter waste of time.