RARA-AVIS: Traffic

From: Steve Miller ( readingbear@earthlink.net)
Date: 07 Jan 2001

Kevin said:

> See it. I just did, and it's an awesome slab of a movie, sort of like
> war footage from various fronts. The questions are hardboiled, the
> answers noir.

Saw it last night and I couldn't agree more. This is a biggest canvas of a film I've seen in some time. How refreshing it is to see a large, complex subject tackled in a film for once.

> And this kid Benicio Del Toro? Watch him.
> I mean, in the span of a year and change, he's in WAY OF THE GUN,
> TRAFFIC, SNATCH and Sean Penn's upcoming THE PLEDGE with Jack
> Nicholson? He must be on to something.

And we can't forget he was also Mr. Finster in THE USUAL SUSPECTS. The one you could barely understan

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