Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a 2018 American crime-action film directed by Stefano Sollima.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Thursday, May 24, 2018 released the trailer:
SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO - Official Trailer #3.
An Islamist suicide bombing in a Kansas City grocery store kills fifteen people. Meanwhile, JSOC operators (heavily implied to be SFOD-D operators) engage, seize and arrest smugglers suspected of trafficking the suicide bombers through the US-Mexico border. The United States government responds by authorizing CIA officer Matt Graver to apply extreme measures to combat Mexican drug cartels who are suspected of having smuggled the terrorists across the border. Graver and the Department of Defense decide the best option is to instigate a war between the major cartels, and Graver recruits black operative Alejandro Gillick for the mission. Gillick assassinates a high-profile lawyer of the Matamoros cartel in Mexico City while Graver and his team kidnap Isabel Reyes, the daughter of the kingpin of the Matamoros' rival, Carlos Reyes (who ordered the killing of Gillick's family in the previous film), in a false flag operation. Graver, Gillick, and their team take Isabel to Texas and stage a fake rescue with the help of the DEA and local police, trying to make her think she was kidnapped by her father's enemies. Gillick bonds with Isabel, and the team makes plans to transport her back to Mexico. They plan to leave her in territory controlled by her father's rivals to further escalate the inter-cartel conflict. However, after they cross into Mexico, the Mexican police escorts double-cross them and attack the American vehicles. Graver and his team kill 25 Mexican policemen to escape the ambush.
Principal photography began in New Mexico on November 8, 2016.
The film Sicario: Day of the Soldado was scheduled to be released on June 11, 2018 (Antara Polanco), on June 29, 2018 (United States) and on July 26, 2018 (Germany) by Lions Gate Entertainment, 01 Distribution, ACME, Andes Films, Belga Films, Blitz, Central Partnership, Chantier Films, Constantin-Film, Forum Film Slovakia, Golden Village Pictures, Impuls Pictures, Independent Films, Kadokawa, Korea Screen, Leone Film Group, Lionsgate UK, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Myndform, Nordisk Film, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, PVR Pictures, Parkway Management, Pioneer Films, Pris Audiovisuais, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Rai Cinema, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Releasing, Spentzos Films, StudioCanal, Ukrainian Film Distribution, United International Pictures (UIP), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.
The duration of the film is 122 minutes. With a budget of $35 - 45 million, the film grossed over $75.8 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Official website: sonypictures.com/movies/sicario2soldado
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