Based on 78 votes and 27 reviews.
Excellent movie, well acted. We can relate to Emily Blunt's character, who goes into the situation "blind" as we are feeling the same way...we learn bit by bit how futile and how political the war on drugs is.
I always like Emily Blunt and when I saw all these great reviews I saw this movie but sincerely wish I hadn't. It was completely depressing. Mutilated corpses hanging from city wires is not something I need to see, even if it's true. It does make you aware of how huge and violent the drug trade is and how the Americans (and Canadians) perpetuate it because they want to use cocaine. I understand how the Colombian wants revenge for his wife and daughter but he over-avenges them and you change from feeling sorry for him to hating him. He's like the Law-Abiding Citizen (which I also hated) who goes to such extremes to avenge his family that he goes from victim/hero to villain by the end.
Terrific movie and very easy to understand...
EXCELLENT!! I Love movies that have the Conspiracy angle!!! The Government Operates at a Level way beyond the Public can even Imagine or accept!!
Sorry. I was expecting so much more. Found it to be confusing and really difficult to understand the whole premise of the movie. I would not recommend this movie in any way whatsoever.
A stunning film that keeps you on the edge of your seat for 2 hours. Del Toro is masterful. Great acting, direction and script!!!
Twists and turns along the way make this an incredible movie. The last ten minutes will leave you breathless and shaking your head!
Brilliant movie. One of the best I have ever seen. Phenomenal acting.
I liked this movie because it gives a glimpse into the cartel world and the impact of drugs on both sides of the border.
Corpses hidden behind walls and hanging from bridges, torture, much blood and shooting, a Rambo type plot that isn't plausible and a lot of driving through the Arizona and Mexican countryside to satisfy one man's revenge, while keeping the female protagonist (and the audience) in the dark and wondering what the H is going on -- that's my summary of this movie. A few great aerial scenes, however this movie isn't for thinkers.