Human Traffic

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1

Content: -4

In this British import, young men and women spend their leisure time at dance clubs and parties, taking drugs and looking for sexual encounters. More a character study than plot driven, the film may attract fans of similar films, like 1996's TRAINSPOTTING, however, strong audience pull is unlikely. The story includes character's thoughts and imaginings with little to no plot. Drug use is pervasive in the film, and its negative effects are even satirized. But one character seems to realize his drug habits are taking him away from friends and family. As the young people try to find relief from their boring jobs and meaning in their lives, clubs, drugs and sex are the tools of choice. Along with frequent drug use, and a few scenes of explicit sex with nudity, the f-word seems to appear multiple times in each sentence. An interesting look into the lives of British clubbers of the 90s, HUMAN TRAFFIC features pervasive drug use, an extreme amount of objectionable language and explicit sexual content that earns a severely objectionable rating.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Miramax, 375 Greenwich, NY, NY 10013

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many times - Mild 8, moderate 20

Obscene Language: Many times - F-word 174, s-word 31, other 19, finger gesture 1

Profanity: Several times - Regular 3 (G), exclamatory 4 (OG, OMG)

Violence: None

Sex: Several times - unmarried couples in bed; few times graphic with nudity

Nudity: Few times (male rear, breast); Near nudity - several times (girl in towel, men in underwear, low cut blouses, revealing clothing)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (references to sex, slang terms for sexual function, sensual kissing, reference to prostitute with clients, comments about phone sex)

Drugs: Many times - Alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana smoked, references to taking ecstasy/ heroin/ other drugs

Other: Rap music containing offensive lyrics (f- & s-words), graphic self-gratification, man shown on commode, man lies to get into club

Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: Young Adults

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