This is probably the most acclaimed film this year that I just don't understand the affection for and I'd like to hear what people took away from it.
For me, despite how seriously it seems to take itself, the actual events became more and more cartoonish. Blunt's character came across as woefully naive and one-dimensional, insisting on things being done by the book, because... I don't know why, other than to establish the conflict between her and Brolin.
The reveal about the CIA's plan seems like it would have been surprising 30 years ago, and the final act sees del Toro turn into a full-on James Bond, popping off head shots with more speed and precision than most action heroes.
The final scene didn't work for me either. It would have been interesting if Blunt took the shot. Instead, her character remains exactly the same. Willfully naive and by the book.
I enjoyed the tone, the score, and some sequences, but overall this fell really flat.