From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 22 Jan 2002

Benicio Del Toro's portrayal of Officer Javier Rodriguez is excellent and is the most hardboiled character to be found in contemporary film. It's too bad you can't shut the rest of the movie off and just watch is role.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

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-----Original Message----- From: Carrie Pruett Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 3:12 PM
I liked the (Latin hard-boiled?) Mexican plot in Soderbergh's "Traffic" and the scenes of teenage junkies were well-done, but I thought the rest of it fell flat; overall it ended up being smug and self-congratulatory instead of provocative.

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