Synopsis: When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Denis Villeneuve
Production: Lionsgate
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 150 nominations.
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121 min

Get down! Get down!

Don't move!

FBI! Don't move!

Get down! Get down!

Where are the hostages?

Where are the hostages?

- FBI, Police! Don't move!

- Down! Stay down!

Cross your legs! Cross your legs

and put your hands in the air!

Police! Don't move! Police! Don't move!

Get down! Get down!

- Clear!

- Police! Search warrant. Don't move!

- Steppin' out!

- Police, don't move!

Police, don't move! Search warrant!


Are you hit?

I'm good.


Front, you're clear!

Team leader! Status?

- Front clear!

- We're clear, ma'am!

Two suspects in custody!

- You okay, Macer?

- Yeah.

Why'd he shoot? There's no one here.


What the f***?


Those weren't our hostages.

No. That was somethin' else.

- Macer?

- Yeah?

U.S. Attorney wants a statement.

What do you want me to say to her?

The truth.

Looks like Sonora.


How many, total?

We've got 15 in this hall here,

about 20 in the back bedroom.

We haven't even checked the attic

or under the crawl space.

Call DOJ, let 'em know what we have.

This one of the houses

owned by Manuel Diaz?

No way to connect him, but he owns it.

Jesus Christ.

Reg, step out. It's okay.

Vickers! I need bolt cutters!


PD found something.



Such a heavy body count

this close to Phoenix,

is without a doubt a major escalation

for the cartels.

There will be pressure in Washington

to explain how such a dramatic outrage

could happen so deep inside

the American heartland.

We may be talking about the victims

of a turf war,

or maybe some illegal immigrants

who are tied to a ransom,

but it will be some weeks before we have

a clearer picture on who the victims...

What's goin' on?

I have no idea.

She's been leading

our kidnap response team for three years.

Put her through the grinder since

she got here, and she hasn't blinked.

She's in the front line.

Nobody's gonna be happier than Kate

to see these guys go down.

So, she's a thumper.

Today was her fifth O.l.S.

5-and-0, not bad for a rookie.

She never worked cases?

Been kicking doors since day one.

I like her already. What about the partner?

He seen any action?

He's only been with us 18 months.

What's his background?

He's a sharp kid.

ROTC scholarship to Maryland,

did a tour in Iraq,

got his law degree from UNC.

He's green, but he's good.

No lawyers on this train.

Just give me the girl.

We did this by the book, right?

Come on, of course.

- Jesus.

- What?

Oh, sh*t.

Would you step in here, Kate?

Quite a find today,

the loss of two officers notwithstanding.

Yes, sir.

How familiar are you

with Manuel Diaz's operation?

His company, Sun Oasis,

has 80 or so foreclosure properties.

He has other legitimate businesses.

But he's rumored to be linked

with one of the Mexican cartels.

Manuel Diaz works for the Sonora Cartel.

He's most likely their senior member

in the United States.

What do you know about his brother?

I wasn't aware he had one.

Guillermo. His brother's name is Guillermo.

Do you know anything about his cousin?

I didn't know he had one of those either.

None of that is in his file.

His cousin is Fausto Alarcon.

I don't know who that is.

No one does. He's off the grid.

He's number three in the Sonora Cartel.

This is not my department, sir.

Like I said,

Agent Macer doesn't work narcotics.

She runs a kidnap response team.

Are you married?

Am I married?

Do you have a husband?




Anything else?

No. Thanks, Kate.

If you could wait outside, please.

- Well?

- I have no clue.

Who are those people? You know?

No idea.

Thanks for coming in, guys.

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Taylor Sheridan

Taylor Sheridan (born May 21, 1970) is an American screenwriter, director and actor. Sheridan first reached prominence for portraying David Hale in the FX television series Sons of Anarchy. Sheridan has written several films, including the screenplay for Sicario (2015), for which he was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Hell or High Water (2016), which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture. Credited with redefining the modern Western, Sheridan also wrote and directed the 2017 crime film Wind River and wrote Sicario's 2018 sequel. more…

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