Sicario – How Bleak is Too Bleak?

His background doesn't surprise, but it's key to the film's narrative, so I'll keep schtum.
Sicario’s “Alejandro,” unwilling to be a victim.

Sicario is a beautifully shot film, orchestrated by director Denis Villeneuve and master cinematographer Roger Deakins. It has a fine script, well acted by the cast, with Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro standing out in the leading roles. As much as I appreciated it, though, I didn’t enjoy it. Why not? Because it’s also an unremittingly bleak film, with nary a chink of light to be seen.

(Spoilers below.)

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