Traffic Synopsis
The lives of several people intersect at an intersection.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A flat-out electrifying experience.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Borderline brilliant. Tackles the war on drugs from a kaleidoscope of perspectives.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a thriller that really thrills, a drama that really engages, a portrait of a world and system out of joint that is painfully...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Explosive entertainment, with the tension and volatility of its subject matter.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Soderbergh's story, from a screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, cuts between these characters so smoothly that even a fairly complex scenario...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The rare Hollywood epic that dares to entertain an audience by engaging the world.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Traffic is a riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment...
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Atriumph on almost every level. It is breathtakingly stylish, wonderfully acted and its three interrelated tales of the "war" on drugs are...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's the best drug-busting movie since ''The French Connection.''
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
The story itself is surprisingly seamless, yet it's the individual components that linger.
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Drugs are shown in three different stories that all come together in "Traffic", one of the best films ever made!

By Dominic LeRose
Drugs have been a major issue all around the world, and in "Traffic" we see three different stories revolving around drugs and how each character is affected. The first story is about a Mexican police...

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Rated NR