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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Explosive entertainment, with the tension and volatility of its subject matter. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The story itself is surprisingly seamless, yet it's the individual components that linger. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A flat-out electrifying experience. show more

  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Borderline brilliant. Tackles the war on drugs from a kaleidoscope of perspectives. show more

  • 94
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Traffic is a riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment it is. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Soderbergh's story, from a screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, cuts between these characters so smoothly that even a fairly complex scenario remains clear and charged with tension. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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 convincing and totally engrossing from the first simmering minute to the last explosive second. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Atriumph on almost every level. It is breathtakingly stylish, wonderfully acted and its three interrelated tales of the "war" on drugs are brilliantly structured to form a cohesive, powerful whole. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It's the best drug-busting movie since ''The French Connection.'' show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It's every bit as thrilling and engrossing as the best spy thriller or cop flick. show more

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