gr8 social commentary from sodderz
over 4 years
One of my favorites. Great job depicting the "war" against drugs.
Does a great job telling four different stories without making them feel disjointed.
over 5 years
This is okay but try the British mini-series of the same name. Far better!
One of my fav's. Benicio. Del. Toro.
Well executed, gritty. Watch if you want to feel depressed/fire-up about the war on drugs.
Traffic is a 2000 American crime drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen Gaghan. It explores the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: a user, an enforcer, a politician and a trafficker. Their stories are edited together throughout the film, although some of the characters do not meet each other. The film is an adaptation of the British Channel 4 television series Traffik.
20th Century Fox, the original financiers of the film, demanded Harrison Ford play a leading role and that significant changes to the screenplay be made. Soderbergh refused and proposed the script to other major Hollywood studios, but it was rejected because of the three-hour running time and the subject matter. USA Films, however, liked the project from the start and offered the film-makers more money than Fox. Soderbergh operated the camera himself and adopted a distinctive cinematography tint for each story so that audiences could tell them apart.
Traffic was critically...