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Traffic Reviews

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March 21, 2003
With a dozen or so sizable roles, Traffic has more juicy acting opportunities than two or three ordinary films, and the high-powered cast seems to relish every moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 8, 2003
Soderbergh's visual treatment of this story is compelling; the film's globe- (or at least America-) trotting style conveys the scale and scope of the subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 18, 2002
The problem with Traffic is that it has a lot of things to say and a lot of style to say it with, the end result being a big mish mosh with little mesh.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
Soderbergh's carefully braiding of its diverse stories never wanders into incoherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 8, 2002
Not just a great film, but an important one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 7, 2002
Simply put: This is the best American film since The Godfather.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2002
Brilliantly-made, impeccably acted, already tipped for Oscars -- this is easily one of the best films you'll see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 21, 2002
This is a superb film.
October 15, 2002
Traffic does not pretend to solve the problem of illegal drugs. What it does do is lead the audience on a deeply textured journey through a contorted world with emotion, intellect and style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
September 10, 2002
This is still a very, very good film (it makes the lower half of my 2000 top ten), but not quite the masterpiece many critics are calling it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 12, 2002
Hits home because of what it is portraying ... the drug war feels ultimately futile, but its victims and consequences can not be ignored.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 21, 2002
An entertaining polemic filled with world-class performances,
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2002
Didático e provocante...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 24, 2002
As Soderbergh's glib shots of characters from different tales passing one another like ships in the night suggest, we're all just one off-ramp from the highway to hell.
March 5, 2002
All in all, it's one of the best (though not the best) films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 10, 2001
It should be mandatory viewing for absolutely everyone ... especially those involved in the war on drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 24, 2001
Steven Soderbergh has been consistently honing a cinematic approach which is perhaps the freshest, most intelligent and original in mainstream American films today.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 30, 2001
The problem with this film is that it takes forever to get to where it's going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 4, 2001
Ambitious, intricate and cast to a fare-thee-well.
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