• Released
  • November 3, 2010
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Documentary
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El Sicario: Room 164 Synopsis
A hit man who killed hundreds of people was -- for many years -- a police officer.
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Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
A lot of evil is laid on the table in El Sicario, and the film makes a big, if exquisitely subtle show, of theorizing that there's no way...
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83

The A.V. Club

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El Sicario: Room 164 is an almost laughably simple, aggressively drab-looking film, but it packs a wallop.
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Despite his repentance, you sense that this lost soul will be confessing his sins for all eternity.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The hit man's narration is compelling and frightening on its own.
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The stories are horrific, if laced with Tarantino-style humor.
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70

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Our subject retains a noticeable streak of pride in his expertise, though falters when discussing the killing of women. Hoping for his own...
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