Question: Was the violence depicted in this film accurate to what happens in Juarez today?

Answer: The film was apparently offensive to at least the mayor of Juarez. According to him, the film is based somewhat on stereotypes of the region and the depiction of Juarez as a violent region controlled by drug cartels is outdated.


Question: So did Matt really work for the DOJ? Or a different organization (DOD, CIA, etc)?

Answer: Likely CIA as the waiver the agent is forced to sign essentially allows him to operate in the USA. Alejandro doesn't need it as he works for...well you know.

Question: A major scene and gunfight take place right after the convoy crosses the border and is forced to stop in traffic. The members of the convoy scan the surrounding vehicles and find two filled with men carrying weapons in full view, not to mention the occupants looking like stereotypical gang members. How did those two cars cross the border in order to be in the same slow traffic - surely border control would have stepped in? How did they come to be there for the attempted ambush?

Chosen answer: They haven't crossed the border yet, and the gang members were there to kill them. They had no intention of actually crossing the border.

Jason Hoffman



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