I have a special sympathy for Natasha Henstridge, since she was in two of my favorite horror and science-fiction movies of the change of centuries, her debut in a feature film, Species (1995) (and its 2 first sequels), and John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars (2001). And perhaps her career didn’t blast as some of us would had wanted, but it is always a joy to see her kicking some ass on the screen, “it’s what she does best”.
In Night of the Sicario (2021) she plays Taylor, who is forced to hide the young daughter of a Colombian woman in witness protection since will be testifying against a powerful drug cartel in Federal Court. But ruthless sicarios aim to hunt them down. With danger at every corner and a violent hurricane wiping out any chance of outside help, they must play a deadly game of cat and mouse with the cartel to live through the night.
This is the debut feature film as a director of Joth Riggs, a veteran assistant director who has participated in a wide list of titles including Starship Troopers (1997) and End of Days (1999). The screenplay has been written by his frequent collaborator Matthew Eason together with Ernesto Melara.
Costas Mandylor, Manny Perez, Roberto ‘Sanz’ Sanchez, Narci Regina, Amanda Diaz, Juan Carlos Diaz, Addison Kendall, and Martin Peña compete the main cast.
Night of the Sicario (2021) is Rated R for some violence. The movie is having a limited theatrical release today April 16, 2021, and will be out on digital on April 20, 2021, via Saban Films. Here you can watch its official trailer.
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