Traffic Reviews

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May 18, 2008
I don't see this slightly better-than-average drug thriller, with slightly better-than-average direction by Steven Soderbergh, as anything more than a routine rubber-stamping of genre reflexes.
April 27, 2007
The promise of Sex, Lies, and Videotape has been fulfilled.
June 24, 2006
It's wise about different kinds of addiction and concepts of family, about the folly, futility and hypocrisy of anti-drug 'wars', and about the awful human cost of it all. And it grips like a vice from start to end.
April 25, 2003
Director Steven Soderbergh is riding one of the hottest streaks in the movie world.
September 26, 2002
Soderbergh's jazzed stylistics can be smartly entertaining. Without them, an uneven movie like Traffic might seem more of a mélange than it already is.
February 7, 2001
July 30, 2012
It is such a complex film yet artfully done in such a way that you cannot help but sit back and admire it.
July 9, 2012
A little masterpiece, at best, but for any other filmmaker, this would be a career highlight, while it's also easy to see how most other filmmakers would turn it into a dull, obvious harangue.
January 30, 2012
In terms of modern films, it kicked off a whole list of issue-related multi-character dramas like Syriana, Crash, and Babel -- and it may be the best of all of them, even if some of its stories are stronger than others.
January 29, 2012
A fascinating look at how we're winning and losing the "war" on drugs.
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