Traffic Reviews

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January 5, 2001
A triumph from all perspectives.
January 4, 2001
As Javier Rodriguez, a Mexican policeman caught between overwhelming corruption and his granite-encased integrity, Del Toro's the best reason of all to watch the movie.
January 4, 2001
There's enough here to keep anyone in awe.
January 4, 2001
It's a thriller that really thrills, a drama that really engages, a portrait of a world and system out of joint that is painfully convincing and totally engrossing from the first simmering minute to the last explosive second.
January 4, 2001
Impressively vast canvas portrait of the futile war on drugs, though lacking anything new on the subject.
December 28, 2000
Traffic is a failure of a very high order -- a movie that takes a gutsy stand and displays real filmmaking savvy but simply isn't as exciting as it should be to watch.
December 28, 2000
A riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment it is.
December 28, 2000
Traffic is one story with many threads -- interwoven, snagging and opposing threads that all come together beautifully.
December 28, 2000
Traffic is movie excitement from beginning to end.
December 27, 2000
A cogent commentary on a major societal ill and a signal from Soderbergh that he's more than capable of handling the complexities of an ensemble drama.
December 27, 2000
Occasionally naive, but often harrowing, always engaging.
December 27, 2000
Stephen Gaghan's script mines nearly 2 1/2 hours of consistently credible drama from four interlocked stories.
December 27, 2000
Breathtakingly stylish, wonderfully acted and its three interrelated tales of the 'war' on drugs are brilliantly structured to form a cohesive, powerful whole.
December 27, 2000
Exemplary Hollywood social realism.
December 27, 2000
The film understands the sheer, brutal force of human desire.
December 27, 2000
Yet another indication of how accomplished a filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has become.
December 22, 2000
The narrative pallet of Traffic is rich, tightly woven, and consistently involving, with characters that are as well developed as their necessarily limited screen time allows.
December 22, 2000
Dazzling!
December 12, 2000
A picture fascinating in both its complexity and absurdity.
December 12, 2000
Represents docudrama-style storytelling at a very high level.
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