Sicario: Day of the Soldado

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

age 17+

Solid drug war sequel has intense violence, language.

R 2018 122 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

Another Excellent Film, Darker Topics

The films concept is very well written and performed. This sequel is definitely way more dark then the first film. The two main characters from the first film are the same but in this film it’s definitely seen more sides of emotion then just business. Alejandro is an excellent role model and definitely treats the cartel leaders daughter as one of his own. His father figure side is demonstrated amazingly being that his child is gone, and is also a widow. So to see him being less heartless is very inspirational, even if he does dirty business. He also accomplished many tasks with odds stacked against him by overcoming. Matt is also a great example, he is a hard working agent and although he has more of a darker side of humor his dedication to his country and means of overcoming any obstacle that comes his way is definitely inspiring. The violence acts of terrorism are graphic but it’s the harsh reality we live in and can’t deny. The drug running, human trafficking, and attacks of terror. Are definitely a great topic to discuss with teens. I highly recommend for an interesting, violent, and harsh reality check to show how actions have consequence for your teens.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 15+

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