Daniel Mandall’s review published on Letterboxd:
There is plenty to appreciate in this film. Villeneuve doesn't shy away from anything here and it is bone chilling. Blunt's character doesn't have to be overly macho to come off as strong and its much appreciated. The entire cast is so good, with my guy Benicio straight up killing it, literally. Obviously, my other guy Roger Deakins shoots the hell out of this film. And Johan Johansson's score? So good! In the end though, what Villeneuve has to say here isn't quite as interesting as some of his other films. I'm looking forward to a rewatch to see if I change my mind.
Side note: it was fun trying to point out what scenes were shot in New Mexico. The only one I've confirmed in my mind is Benicio's character's climactic scene in which a young Breaking Bad actor appears.