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Traffic Reviews

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April 16, 2001
A sprawling, artistic, superbly acted, informative, and mainstream Hollywood movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2001
Although its vigorous, unjaded rush of imagery and story makes for an exciting visual experience, Steven Soderbergh's Traffic is in the end a fatally sober film about drugs.
March 28, 2001
great achievement in filmmaking and visual style-worthy of some, but not quite all, of its great acclamation
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 26, 2001
"Traffic" is a great morality play on the sensationalism and dangerousness of the drug wars.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 21, 2001
Vivo y crudo retrato de la forma en que las drogas penetran en cualquier estrato social, mental, político, religioso, económico o sexual del ser humano
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 19, 2001
It examines our national drug problem on many different levels, leaving the audience with an accurate picture of what we're up against.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 27, 2001
An Altmanesque multi-layered narrative that covers every aspect of the illegal drug trade between Mexico and the United States.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 26, 2001
In considering so many angles regarding his subject, Soderbergh and his writers have created a bold act of filmmaking -- passionate drama on a grand canvas.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 13, 2001
Soderbergh deftly directs Traffic, keeping things moving with nary a jam.
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February 7, 2001
Jammed with multi-layered stories, stellar performances, and an intoxicating subject matter, Traffic is a riveting and powerful film that can best be described as Nashville on drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2001
Gritty, tense, distinctive and realistic, the movie is one of the most technically well-crafted of its time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2001
It leaves one feeling restless and dissatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2001
Is Traffic the best movie of the year? No way. But does it have some of the year's best acting and directing? Absolutely.
February 7, 2001
Traffic offers a comment that speaks of the need to find moral support within the family unit before gathering the strength to confront the enemy.
February 7, 2001
A thrilling, powerful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2001
What a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 7, 2001
It has plenty of drama, action, comedy and tension. It could have been a little tighter, however.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 7, 2001
Not a masterpiece, but good cinema nonetheless.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
February 7, 2001
Easily one of the year's best movies.
February 7, 2001
Soderbergh's electrifying pace always keeps this huge project firmly on the rails, always moving, always running.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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