TV Shows

Traffic (2000)


An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

Traffic (2000)

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Released Year: 2000
Runtime: 147 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Steven Soderbergh

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An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

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Reviews


100
Variety - Todd McCarthy
Enormously ambitious and masterfully made, Traffic represents docudrama-style storytelling at a very high level.
100
Dallas Observer - Robert Wilonsky
It is a remarkable achievement in filmmaking, a beautiful and brutal work.
90
L.A. Weekly - Ella Taylor
His (Soderbergh's) work has taken on echoes of a classier, bygone age of cinema, at once more literate and lighthearted.
90
Village Voice - J. Hoberman
Traffic is not just an ultra-procedural--it's the Big Picture, the Whole Enchilada, complete with a complicated war between two Mexican drug cartels.
88
Baltimore Sun - Chris Kaltenbach
It's every bit as thrilling and engrossing as the best spy thriller or cop flick.

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