Sicario

Sicario (2015) • R

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

An FBI agent, working for the incident response department, accepts a role with the Department of Justice special joint task force, thinking she will be able to stop dangerous Mexican drug cartels. However, she quickly begins to question both the purpose of the task force and the motivations of the people pulling its strings.

OUR TAKE: While Sicario’s main focus is the war on drugs and the tensions of the US/Mexico border, classic spy elements come into play nicely, namely the secrets and dubious agendas potentially held by certain government officials. We’re shown various layers of distrust and dishonesty, with social engineering playing a starring role in this exciting, mysterious film.
REALISM RATING: 4/5

What’s the SPYSCAPE realism rating?

After discussing a film’s authenticity with professionals we give it a rating from 1 to 5 based on how accurately it represents real characters, scenarios, tools, and techniques from the world of intelligence.

Sicario

BY
SPYSCAPE
1
MINUTE READ
@SPYSCAPE
Share

Sicario (2015) • R

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

An FBI agent, working for the incident response department, accepts a role with the Department of Justice special joint task force, thinking she will be able to stop dangerous Mexican drug cartels. However, she quickly begins to question both the purpose of the task force and the motivations of the people pulling its strings.

OUR TAKE: While Sicario’s main focus is the war on drugs and the tensions of the US/Mexico border, classic spy elements come into play nicely, namely the secrets and dubious agendas potentially held by certain government officials. We’re shown various layers of distrust and dishonesty, with social engineering playing a starring role in this exciting, mysterious film.
REALISM RATING: 4/5

What’s the SPYSCAPE realism rating?

After discussing a film’s authenticity with professionals we give it a rating from 1 to 5 based on how accurately it represents real characters, scenarios, tools, and techniques from the world of intelligence.

No items found.

Gadgets & Gifts

Put your spy skills to work with these fabulous choices from secret notepads & invisible inks to Hacker hoodies & high-tech handbags. We also have an exceptional range of rare spy books, including many signed first editions.

Shop Now

Your Spy SKILLS

We all have valuable spy skills - your mission is to discover yours. See if you have what it takes to be a secret agent, with our authentic spy skills evaluation* developed by a former Head of Training at British Intelligence. It's FREE so share & compare with friends now!

dISCOVER Your Spy SKILLS

* Find more information about the scientific methods behind the evaluation here.