Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "A look at America's war on drugs from three intricately woven stories: The new U.S. drug czar whose battle hits close to home when he finds out his daughter is an addict; A trophy wife who discovers her husband's real business when he is arrested and the DEA agents assigned to protect the star witness against him; and a Mexican police officer who discovers that the corrupt system may include his new boss."

Overall Ranking: 1037 (Rank from 2000: # 18)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 37.5%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 12.5%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Sir M Hayes XIV95
Bryan Lienesch87 - A massive drug and crime saga. Very few movies have tried to be as broad in scope and achieve so much with it.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 8
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman80 - One of Soderbergh's better films.
(full review)
Brandon H70

People Involved

  • Michael Douglas (Robert Wakefield)
  • Benicio Del Toro (Javier Rodriguez)
  • Jacob Vargas (Manolo Sanchez)
  • Tomas Milian (Gen. Arturo Salazar)
  • Russell G. Jones (Mark)
  • Michael ONeill (Lawery Rodman)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (Helena Ayala)
  • Dennis Quaid (Arnie Metzger)
  • Erika Christensen (Caroline Wakefield)
  • Don Cheadle (Montel Gordon)
  • Stacey Travis (Helenas Friend)
  • Benjamin Bratt (Juan Obreg√≥n)
  • Steven Soderbergh (Director)