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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 26, 2004
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Also known as Traffic: The Miniseries, this three-part USA original is loosely based on both Steven Soderbergh's 2000 theatrical feature as well as the British miniseries (Traffik) that inspired it. The miniseries features three overlapping plots about illegal drug, weapons, and humanAlso known as Traffic: The Miniseries, this three-part USA original is loosely based on both Steven Soderbergh's 2000 theatrical feature as well as the British miniseries (Traffik) that inspired it. The miniseries features three overlapping plots about illegal drug, weapons, and human trafficking, with an ensemble cast that includes Cliff Curtis, Martin Donovan, Balthazar Getty, Elias Koteas, and Mary McCormack. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Peyser
    Jun 5, 2014
    90
    You know what's really shocking? "Traffic" is terrific. [26 Jan 2004]
  2. 90
    Although the subject matter is familiar, the stories from exec producer Ron Hutchinson are fresh and packed with excitement and stylistic turns. [26 Jan 2004]
  3. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 5, 2014
    88
    This Traffic is a lot more realistic than the movie. [26 Jan 2004]
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jun 5, 2014
    75
    As the show unfolds over three nights, the taut storytelling never falters, using the visceral oomph of handheld cameras, quick scenes and an unsentimental emotional palette. [26 Jan 2004]
  5. At times, the storytelling is hopelessly and irritatingly convoluted. But you have to admire the ambition of the filmmakers in tackling both tough subjects and complex themes, a cast that rises to the occasion and the "24"-like kinetic energy. [26 Jan 2004]
  6. Reviewed by: Noel Holston
    Jun 5, 2014
    70
    It's not as remarkable as [the previous versions], but it beats most of the weekly crime dramas running opposite it this week. [25 Jan 2004]
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 5, 2014
    30
    This is a markedly less ambitious work than its namesakes. ... In the end you don't feel like you've been anywhere but inside a TV movie. But it is a very long TV movie and proportionately the worse for it. [26 Jan 2004]

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