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About the Movie
It's the high-stakes, high-risk world of the drug trade as seen through a well-blended mix of interrelated stories: a Mexican policeman (Benicio Del Toro) finds himself and his partner caught in an often deadly web of corruption; a pair of DEA agents (Don Cheadle and Luis Guzman) work undercover in a sordid and dangerous part of San Diego; a wealthy drug baron living in upscale, suburban America is arrested and learns how quickly his unknowing and pampered wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) takes over his business; and the U.S. President's new drug czar (Michael Douglas) must deal with his increasingly drug-addicted teenage daughter.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 155
- Fresh: 143
- Rotten: 12
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A real cannonball, a hardass drama about the drug trade that Steven Soderbergh directs like a thriller -- it comes out blazing.
Fresh: The promise of Sex, Lies, and Videotape has been fulfilled.
Fresh: Smart, risky entertainment.
Fresh: Traffic sometimes has the impact of a tense war film or a grittily modernist, post- Godfather crime epic such as Heat or Goodfellas.
I thought every aspect of this film excellent: story, direction, acting, pace, realism. A no-nonsense portrayal of the human impact of illegal drugs. Highest recommendation.
This film really helps you see how crazy the world is in today's drug markets. I hope they make a new movie on whats going in Mexico right now. It be a great follow because it kind of seems like the whole situation down there is starting to blow up. Great film!!!
Incredible movie, terrible transfer
One of my favorite movies but the transfer is terrible. You can see film artifacts and the sound is dull and un-even. It looks like they just dumped it straight from the film. Please do a remaster, this film deserves it.