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Fresh: The promise of Sex, Lies, and Videotape has been fulfilled.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, April 27, 2007
Fresh: With Traffic, his most ambitious and complex film to date, Soderbergh again proves himself one of our most inventive filmmakers.
- Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, January 5, 2001
Traffic is an astounding, well acted film. Traffic tells the story of America's war on drugs. Judge Robert Wakefield played by Michael Douglas has been appointed the head of the President's of National Drug Control. The war on drugs gets pretty personal for Wakefield as his daughter starts experimenting with cocaine, and she soon develops a drug addiction. Traffic does an amazing job of portraying the drug war and overall cost of what drugs can do to a loved one. The film provides a clear view of the danger of drugs and also makes you realize what the cost is. Steven Soderbergh has assembled a phenomenal cast of actors that elevates the film tremendously. With such a cast at hand, Soderbergh has crafted quite an intriguing film. Traffic is one of the most captivating films about the war on drugs. As I've previously said twice in the review, the film examines what drugs do to kids, and also it counteracts with the ongoing war on drugs. Which the film does very well. It shows the cost of drug abuse, and what the government try to do to stop the drug lords from importing into the states. This is not an exciting action packed film that some may think it may be. Traffic is overall a suspenseful, thrilling film thats very well acted and told. Steven Soderbergh has crafted a unique film and it sends a very important message.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, September 16, 2010
I saw this in the theater a couple of lifetimes ago, and it's stuck in my head ever since. I watched it again the other day, and was again struck by how well the stories interweave, the film's emotional pull, and the quality of the acting.
- janna, Tuesday, August 31, 2010
You may think Dennis Quaid is in this movie, but no. he is not. actually, just to be 100% that hes not in it, during the part where Zeta-Jones is leaving court for the first time, close your eyes for like 7 seconds and then open them when you hear Del Toro's voice. your welcome.
- ColinCostigan8590, Monday, June 7, 2010