Traffic

Traffic

DVD - 2002
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Traffic is a mural of a war being fought and lost. In a culture devoted to instant gratification and the quick fix, it poses unanswerable questions about greed, corruption, economic inequity, pleasure, self-medication, dependency, and addiction. The stories of a well-meaning politician with a wayward daughter, a rich suburban homemaker who sees her comfortable life hijacked by two earnest DEA agents, and a conscientious and honorable Mexican police officer illustrate the difficulties of waging this war against people who are essentially members of the family. How do you combat human frailty, human nature, and the basic human desire to take the edge off? Are we all not just doomed to repeat our mistakes, but--perversely--willing?

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lakeland53
Sep 17, 2018

Won 4 Academy Awards. Very well done story in all aspects: editing, lighting, writing, great cast, direction. Even more pertinent is the story itself. Follows drugs all the way from the suppliers to the people who take drugs. Great presentation and definitely worth the watch.

BookReviewer2015 May 09, 2015

A ripped from the headlines drama that examines crucial questions in America's War on Drugs. Features a great all star cast. This is the movie that made Don Cheadle popular.

aaa5756 Apr 17, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

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2101kol
Aug 20, 2013

Steven Soderbergh's best film.

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neonkc
Nov 01, 2012

very good

catpdx Apr 14, 2012

Fairly interesting at times... But, overall was a bit disappointing.

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tj_is_cool
Jul 05, 2011

Very grim movie about drug traffic

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RDL
Apr 05, 2011

One of those act brashly instead of act smart. It shows bias that the corruption is only in the Mexican ranks. There is a hero of sorts because he keeps his head above the cesspool of activity. He is really tested, unlike most of us, yet maintains his balance and direction.

The kid 's are not very credible, being Dean's List this morning but hardened grunge rebels by tea time.

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aaa5756 Apr 17, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Apr 17, 2014

“At the end of the day it's all about money”-Kevin O’Leary (MR. WONDERFUL) from the shark tank

aaa5756 Apr 17, 2014

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a
Monster – And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you,” - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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aaa5756 Apr 17, 2014

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”― Ronald Reagan

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