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Unique ID Code: 0000020548
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Added on: 19/7/2001 15:01
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Traffic (UK)

7 / 10
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No one gets away clean
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 140 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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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 (Dona 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.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Deleted scenes
Original Theatrical Trailers

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Directed By:
Steven Soderbergh

Written By:

Clifton Collins Jr.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Dennis Quaid
Benicio Del Toro
Don Cheadle
Michael Douglas

Casting By:
Debra Zane

Soundtrack By:
Cliff Martinez

Director of Photography:
Steven Soderbergh

Stephen Mirrione

Costume Designer:
Louise Frogley

Production Designer:
Philip Messina

Edward Zwick
Marshall Herskovitz
Laura Bickford

Executive Producer:
Richard Solomon
Mike Newell
Andreas Klein
Graham King
Cameron Jones

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9 / 10
brilliantly directed and acted masterpiece
look out for soderbergh and del toro in the near future
must see if not a must buy
good extras - better than R1 but commentary would have been good
posted by ad6 on 12/8/2001 22:11
8 / 10
Traffic is a very good film. Soderbergh has done great films in the past i.e. The Limey and doesn`t let himself down with this one. The acting is superb and adds to the realism of the whole film.

The picture is good, even though some of the scenes in the film have an intended grainy effect. The features are good and the deleted scenes are the most interesting, some of which add some more to the story.

Overall it`s very good but, not to everyone`s tastes.
posted by wazza on 20/8/2001 12:40
6 / 10
Excellent performances & a well directed, and generally well made film that obviously has a lot going for it… however I just didn't enjoy it all that much! Video & audio are both very good, and the extras are ok - although a commentary and maybe a making of would have made the disc a more complete package.

Altogether, this is certainly worth a watch. This is not a film that everyone will enjoy, but at the same time anyone who watches it is likely to at least appreciate the performances and the effort that has gone into this film (which was pretty much my reaction).
posted by Rich Davies on 21/9/2002 06:57