Human Traffic details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Justin Kerrigan, Dean Davies, Jan Anderson, Carol Harrison, John Simm, Andrew Lincoln, Nicola Reynolds, Shaun Parkes, Danny Dyer, Lorraine Pilkington, Dean Davies /|
|Collections:||Adrenaline, Adrenaline Rush, Back to the 90s, Behaving Badly, Comedy Crews, Danny Dyer, Decades: 90s, Directorial Debuts|
|1hr 35 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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The official countdown to the weekendBy Paterno Odong from London, England , 07 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]OK, to put it simply this is probably one of the greatest British films I have ever seen, finally something you can relate to.
It is easy to see this film to be purely about drug culture (drawing comparisons to trainspotting) but it's not. Its more about 5 friends and thier countdown to the weekend. This is the kinda film where you sit in with you mates pointing fingers shouting 'oi that was you last weekend'.
Another great thing about this film is the dialogue is REAL, fair enough when it comes down to something official your Englands grammar champ but when your around your mates this is how the most of us talk.
In every detail you can relate this film to some part of your life and well WATCH it and see into yourself.
Watch out for the national anthem!!!
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A love letter to the nineties club sceneBy JafarIqbal (97 reviews) from London , 13 Dec 2013It is Cardiff in the late nineties; five friends head out for a weekend of drugs, alcohol, sex and clubbing. Through the Ecstacy-induced high to the alcohol-assisted comedown to the feelings of the morning after, their lives are on the brink of changing forever When Human Traffic was released, many critics claimed that this was the last great British film of the nineties and how right they were. This film is so inherently a nineties movie, its like opening a time capsule. To be young was to be a clubber; to be living for the weekend, when mixing alcohol with drugs was a given. Writer-director Justin Kerrigan captures that oxymoronic feeling of immortality and insecurity beautifully, through five characters that complement each other so well. Obviously, the success of the characters hinges entirely on the success of the actors, and what Human Traffic also gives you is a snapshot into what would (and could) become the future of British cinema. Top of the pile is John Simm, who went on to achieve well-deserved acclaim for Life On Mars. This is arguably his breakthrough performance, and hes a joy to watch. But, in my honest opinion, the plaudits need to go to Danny Dyer. For those with a decent knowledge of Dyer will know that he is mostly known now for playing really rubbish characters in really rubbish films. But in Human Traffic, he is brilliant. The character of Moff isnt the nicest he is hooked on drugs, isnt overly intelligent, and is desperate for friends but Dyer imbues that unlikeable character with a childlike innocence which you warm to. Its by far the best performance Ive ever seen from him, and makes me realise why he managed to keep a career going. The rest of the cast is made up of actors who have since faded into the distance; which, to be honest, isnt surprising as the performance levels dont match up to Simm and Dyer. While everyone has moments of good work, it is never quite as consistent. I feel like there were better young actors at the time who could have done a better job. You could argue that the film is a bit dated, and its not a bad argument to make. Obviously, the youth of the nineties is a lot different from the youth of today. But for those who were part of the nineties generation, Human Traffic provides the same feeling of nostalgia that Trainspotting. Both are films stuck in time, but not in a way that hurts them. Human Traffic is a love letter to the nineties, and well worth a watch.
I saaaaid, 'nice one bruvver!'By toggles (2 reviews) , 23 Oct 2013It's an institution! This is a wonderful, iconic 'go to' film about clubbing that captures to perfection that 'big night out'. I first watched this 10 years ago as a clubbing novice, and I, like my friends, keep revisiting it every couple of years. A classic. Long may we keep revisiting it.
absalotly crapBy a customer , 01 Oct 2013it was over the top an just a crap film but there are some funny parts but not allot and i couldent watch he hole film
You must be trippin...By a customer , 24 Sep 2013Yep, a stunning film of it's time. Weekend warriors taking their pills and thrills for a philosophical trip over a clubbing weekend. Avittttttt!
Absolute Classic! Must see! and see again and again!By a customer , 05 Aug 2013This has to be a classic now, one of the best films of the 90's! its a good look at the past really! :D in years to come people will laugh at how we used to be! i am already cringing at the clothes and remembering sme of the god horrible hair cuts i had!