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In the drug war, there are no rules - and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver calls on the mysterious Alejandro, whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin's daughter to inflame the conflict - but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.
Action Crime Drama - This sequel to the 2015 crime drama is more of an action film, and
original lead Emily Blunt does not return though her co-stars Josh
Brolin and Benicio del Toro, the latter now the focal star. Constant
language and very bloody violence make the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 11 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings and killings; fights. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco, including by teens; some alcohol. ACTION: Explosions; gunplay; fighting. COMEDY: None.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good ...despite not being on quite the same levels as their predecessors, provide reasons to make trips to theaters. Watching and appreciating the movie doesn't require the viewer to have seen Sicario (although it helps provide background on Graver and Alejandro); Day of the Soldado stands on its own.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average ...Brolin and Benicio Del Toro's morally dubious characters keep "Soldado" gripping while subject matter makes it relevant.
Rolling StoneFull Review Above Average Sequel Brings the Carnage, Fearmongering
Slant MagazineFull Review Good The film's late affronts to plausibility exhibit that ethos precisely, as well as echo the discontent of summer 2018.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 30 moviegoers:
TEENS: The 3 males all enjoyed this movie very much, but didn't love it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Three males loved it and four enjoyed it very much, which is a great review. The lone female also loved it.
ADULTS: About 80% of both the males and females loved "Day of the Soldado." The remaining 20% rated it "average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).