Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Violent drug-lord battle is masterful but pessimistic.

R 2015 121 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 16+

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

Excellent Film, Dark Topics

Sicario is very action packed, the suspense is nerve recking, and the harsh reality that this films very dark. It tells the dark side of American justice involving Contractors who battle the cartel in Mexico Responsible for a bombing and running a cartel operations in Phoenix Arizona. It shows how the government denies and does things behind the American populations back in order for the greater good of the country. The Two main male Agents are very tact, intelligent, and cunning individuals who can get any task complete by any means necessary. Their work ethics are definitely admirable. The way they carry out jobs through violence is somewhat questionable if not over kill at times. Which can be a good topic to discuss actions and consequences.The female cop lead role is also a good role model in the way where she questions a lot of what they do morally and always aims to do the right thing when no ones watching, but her coping methods by smoking,and drinking are something you can discuss with your teens. I would definitely watch this movie with my teens and absolutely have no problem knowing morally what’s okay and what’s not.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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