|Rating: 8.0/10 (47,292 votes)
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber
Runtime: 121 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 02 Oct 2015
|Plot: An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.|
During an FBI SWAT raid of suspected kidnappers in Chandler, Arizona, idealistic agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt), her partner Reggie Wayne (Daniel Kaluuya), and their team discover dozens of corpses hidden within the walls of the house. While the team investigates the crime scene, an improvised explosive device in the backyard shed explodes, killing two officers. Afterwards, Kate’s boss, Dave Jennings (Victor Garber), recommends her to Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), a CIA Special Activities Division undercover officer and Department of Defense adviser leading a team of Delta Force operators searching for the men responsible, including cartel hitman Manuel Díaz. Kate volunteers to join the team.
On the plane to El Paso, Texas, Kate meets Matt’s partner, Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro), and learns that they are going to Juárez, Mexico, where they will extradite one of Diaz’s top men, his brother Guillermo. While crossing back into the United States over the Bridge of the Americas, Matt, Alejandro, and their team realize that cartel men are attempting to intercept them in a traffic jam, and the team kills them when they attempt to capture Guillermo. After interrogating and torturing Guillermo, Matt and Alejandro learn the location of Díaz’s hideout.