Traffic

Traffic

Traffic

Steven Soderbergh exploration of the war on drugs from multiple perspectives, starring Don Cheadle, Benecio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.

For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Director (Soderbergh), three BAFTAs and three Golden Globes. Benicio del Toro was universally acclaimed for his role, receiving a Best Supporting Actor award at all three ceremonies.
2000Rating: MA15+, Drug use, Adult themes147 minsUSA, Germany, Mexico
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie is powerful precisely because it doesn't preach.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It will be remembered as one of film's most stylish and electrifying wake-up calls.

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CNN

CNN

A blistering, thought-provoking modern masterpiece.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

It leaves one feeling restless and dissatisfied.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Soderbergh's electrifying pace... keeps this huge project firmly on the rails...

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BBC

BBC

A sprawling, artistic, superbly acted, informative, and mainstream Hollywood movie.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Traffic is explosive entertainment, with the tension and volatility of its subject matter.

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Salon

Salon

Takes a gutsy stand and displays real filmmaking savvy but simply isn't as exciting as it should be to watch.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Compelling, gloves-off drama...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

What these stories add up to is something grander and deeper than a virtuosic adventure film.

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New York Post

New York Post

Brilliantly structured to form a cohesive, powerful whole.

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Variety

Variety

Represents docudrama-style storytelling at a very high level.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Fascinating in both its complexity and absurdity.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

It tells many stories at once, and each of them is supple and layered and observant and gripping.

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