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Heavy Traffic Reviews

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July 31, 2013
Heavy Traffic may be a bit dated in terms of its distinct '70s tone, but that doesn't make it any less fascinating. If you're a fan of the animation genre, this certainly qualifies as essential viewing.
July 16, 2013
It's a downbeat, dark fantasia of urban life from a filmmaker trying to understand the darkness of the moment before it slipped away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 4, 2008
Heavy Traffic not only has an authentic tenement toughness but the rough feeling of unassimilated autobiography, of experiences and fantasies still keenly felt.
September 3, 2008
Filled with autobiographical resonance and razor-edged humor, this is a cynical portrait of one young man's coming of age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2007
A zesty abstract-jazz riff of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 21, 2003
A cruel, funny, heartbreaking love note to a city kept alive by its freaks, and always, always dying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2002
...deliriously perverted...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
One of Bakshi's most brazen and bizarrely entertaining.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 16, 2001
Ralph Bakshi's cartoon Heavy Traffic ferociously mixes in live-action elements, tracing the schizophrenic journey of a struggling cartoonist through a crippling 70s New York City.
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
February 27, 2001
A frenetic, over-the-top combination of live action and crude animation that explores the seedy world of New York's Lower East Side in the early 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Bakshi manages to offend nearly everyone from transvestites to mafiosi; but the comic distancing achieved by his army of animators manages to bring off a most difficult kind of humor: the humor of pain and despair.
September 3, 2008
There's something to offend everyone in this melange of crudely conceived, amateurishly animated stuff.
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February 9, 2006
The quality of the animation is cornflake packet standard, the script -- one or two minor moments excepted -- a disaster.
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