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Sicario

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 3 reviewers
  • Sicario
    2015
    121 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Denis Villeneuve

    Actors: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber

    Plot: An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

    Disc Release Date: 1 March 2016

    • Video
      82
    • Audio
      85
    • Extra
      53
    • Movie
      80

    all scores

    • Video
      100
    • Sicario was filmed digitally using the Arri Alexa XT at a resolution of 3.4K and it was finished using a 4K Digital Intermediate (DI), which presumably formed the basis for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release....

    • Audio
      100
    • Sicario was released theatrically in a number of audio formats including both Dolby Atmos and Auro 11.1 and the Ultra HD Blu-ray uses the same Dolby Atmos soundtrack that was included on the original Blu-ray...

    • Extra
      70
    • The US Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Sicario comes in a black Amaray case with two discs, the Ultra HD Blu-ray and the Full HD Blu-ray. The Ultra HD Blu-ray doesn't use regional coding, however the Blu-ray...

    • Movie
      90
    • Denis Villeneuve's slow-burn thriller Sicario takes an unflinching look at the realities of the war on drugs as it spills across the border between the US and Mexico, ruining lives on both sides. The film...

    • Total
      90
    • Sicario shines a light on the murky realities of the Mexican drug wars, showing the lengths that law enforcement are prepared to go to in order to beat the cartels. The film doesn't takes sides or judge,...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • The Video score above refers to the original Blu-ray release. The 4K score is for the video quality of the UHD version. Lionsgate has entered the 4K UHD fray with a quartet of titles, and Sicario's HEVC...

    • Audio
      100
    • Finally! One of the kind of odd things about at least some of the first wave of 4K UHD releases has been the absence of the newer audio codecs like Dolby Atmos and/or DTS:X, but now Lionsgate has stepped...

    • Extra
    • There are no supplements included on the 4K UHD disc. The 1080p Blu-ray included in this package includes the supplements I detailed in our original Sicario Blu-ray review....

    • Movie
      90
    • Whether March is coming in like a lion (Lionsgate?) or a lamb may depend in part on how you're responding to the newest format available for home theater aficionados, 4K UHD Blu-rays. This rollout has...

    • Total
      90
    • Sicario is a gauntlet of sorts, and some viewers may feel very much like Kate herself (no doubt an intentional strategy), lost in a maelstrom where it's hard to separate the good guys (or gals) from the...

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      80
    • 'Sicario' makes the leap to Ultra High-Defintion with a vivid and dynamic HEVC encode framed in the film's original¬† 2.40:1 aspect ratio. And while it's not perfect in ways I'll describe in a moment, this...

    • Audio
      90
    • 'Sicario' features the exact same Dolby Atmos sound mix that was previously featured on the Blu-ray release. Here's what I wrote for that:'Sicario' shoots its way onto Blu-ray with a pulse-pounding Dolby...

    • Extra
    • 'Sicario' debuts in Ultra High Definition with no new bonus materials. What supplements you will find are all on the Blu-ray Disc and, as previoiusly desribed, all appear to be HD Exclusives (see below)....

    • Movie
      80
    • "Listen, nothing will make sense to your American ears. And you will doubt everything that we do. But, in the end, you will understand."After a tragic-but-successful raid on a cartel drug den (also the...

    • Total
      80
    • 'Sicario' is a riveting action thriller that weaves strong performances, a tight script, and a perfect sense of tone, all while tackling big questions about impossible world problems. For me, though the...