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Reel Reviews – Traffic

Traffic

Reel Review #55: “It sounds like they are conspiring to conspire.” Traffic is Steven Soderbergh’s powerful film examining the complex issue of the war on drugs. Using bold cinematography (as seen above) and a stellar cast, Soderbergh delivers a thought provoking film. “In Mexico, law enforcement is an entrepreneurial activity.”

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12 Responses to “Reel Reviews – Traffic”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Kevin Crossman Mar 20th, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    Michael, great discussion of Traffic. I can think of no better compliment than my urgent want to see this movie again. Way to go getting us excited to see this movie!

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Mar 20th, 2006 at 9:48 pm

    Kevin,

    Thanks for the kind words. Comments like yours are what makes this all worthwhile.

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Michael Mar 21st, 2006 at 8:51 am

    have you seen the origional british series traffik it was based on? i think its superior to the hollywood version and harder hitting. replace coke & south america with heroin& afghanistan & pakistan. the US with the UK & germany. and extend it to 6hours as a mini series. it gets top marks.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096716/

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Jimmy jchtv.com Mar 21st, 2006 at 9:34 am

    The one line I will always remember from this great movie is “was he gentle?”. Was this said by Cheadle or Guzman? I love setting people with this line.

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Michael Mar 21st, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Jimmy,

    Great line. As I mentioned in the podcast, our friend Guzman gets all the best lines. It is a fun one to set people up with.

  6. Gravatar Icon 6 Michael Mar 22nd, 2006 at 1:28 am

    Michael,

    Thanks for the comment. Yes, as I mentioned in the podcast, I own a copy of the British miniseries Traffik on DVD. It has been a few years since I last watched it, but I do remember liking it.

  7. Gravatar Icon 7 Richard Mar 27th, 2006 at 5:40 pm

    Hey Michael,

    I’m a long time listener to the podcast, but this is the first time I’ve actually written in. Great discussion on Traffic. I remember watching this when it first came out and thinking that Soderbergh had created a modern classic. This film will be remembered for a long time to come.

    Keep up the good work.

    Richard.

  8. Gravatar Icon 8 Mark Jul 27th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I remember seeing them film part of this in San Diego, it turned into a great movie. Thanks for such an intelligent discussion.

  9. Gravatar Icon 9 Kevin Aug 12th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    this is another nice movie.

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