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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Michael Douglas
Robert Wakefield
Benicio Del Toro
Javier Rodriguez
Don Cheadle
Montel Gordon
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Helena Ayala
Dennis Quaid
Arnie Metzger
Directors
Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriters
Stephen Gaghan
Running Time
147 minutes

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Plot
In Tijuana, an honest cop struggles to survive in a country where the drug cartels own everybody. Meanwhile in San Diego, a society wife faces ruin when her millionaire husband is arrested as a suspected drug trafficker. And in Ohio, a conservative judge who is being groomed to sort out this complex scenario discovers his own daughter is a drug addict.


Verdict
Given a great script and cast, Steven Soderbergh is unsurpassed as a storyteller. In possession of both elements here, Soderbergh — as clear as he is brave — turns in work of the very highest order


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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