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Traffik highlights Paula Patton's impressive dramatic chops -- and smothers them in a thoroughly underwhelming exploitation thriller.



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In the action packed thriller, Traffik, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple is surprised by the arrival of two friends, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor, and produced by Roxanne Avent, Paula Patton and Taylor. Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate will release the film wide on April 20, 2018.

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as FBI Agent #2
Leah M. Pears
as Businesswoman, Office Worker
Meinhard St. John
as CHP Officer
Angelica Tesla
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as Hostage
Lindsay Vanina
as Hostage, Club Dancer
Jordan Potch
as Office Worker
Jenny Slenter
as Bar Patron
Johann Tate
as News Anchor #2
Mike Betancourt
as FBI Agent
Tiffany Chen
as Hostage, Club Dance
Jim O'Reilly
as FBI Agent
Kelly Symone
as Office Worker
Noel Farmer
as Office Worker
Steven Orcino
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William W. Barbour
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John Demakas
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Critic Reviews for Traffik

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (6)

While Patton almost single-handedly makes you want to take the film a little more seriously than is in any way warranted, it's impossible to do so on any level...

Apr 20, 2018 | Full Review…

An effective weekend-from-hell thriller with a vital message, a terrific lead performance by Paula Patton and some unexpectedly dimensional storytelling from writer-director Deon Taylor.

Apr 20, 2018 | Full Review…

There isn't an honest moment in all 96 minutes of Traffik.

Apr 20, 2018 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

A watchable semi-terrible exploitation picture...

Apr 20, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Attempts to marry cheap genre thrills with an unflinching depiction of the horrors of international sex trafficking, only to cheapen the latter and cast a grimy pall over the former.

Apr 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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Every scene takes about twice as long as it feels like it should, and the characters far too often make an escalating series of implausible and/or stupid decisions.

Apr 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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Wait, this was supposed to be serious and well-intentioned? I thought this movie knew what it was the minute Missi Pyle showed up.

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