A sordid survival thriller escapes through the forest to Streaming Sanctuary

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Appealing to audiences’ deepest fears has regularly proven to be a surefire method of engagement, with the unrelentingly intense survival thriller being one of the most prominent examples. The prospect of being stalked, terrorized and tortured by mysterious assailants is a nightmare scenario everyone dreads, it’s just a shame it’s 2018 Traffic had to portray it in such an uninteresting light.

Paula Patton almost single-handedly elevates the ordinary genre flick through the sheer power of her performance, but it’s a shame no one else can even come close to matching her level. A stunning twist like this deserves widespread praise and admiration, and not get lost in the sands of time in a disappointing film that grossed less than $10 million at the box office and a dismal Rotten Tomatoes score of 27 percent scored

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On the other hand, even the most mundane and overlooked titles can unexpectedly find new life in streaming, and that’s exactly what happened Traffic this weekend. According to FlixPatrol, writer-director Deon Taylor’s generic hillbilly tale has become one of the most watched titles on Starz, so a small resurgence could well be possible.

Patton’s Brea and Omar Epps’ John head off on a romantic getaway deep in the remote mountains, with two of their closest friends unexpectedly joining the action. However, a gang of violent bikers running a human trafficking operation don’t take too kindly to outsiders trying to expose their illicit activities to the world, forcing the quartet into a fight for their lives.

It’s standard and highly harmless stuff, even if Patton really is the only one it’s about Traffic that couldn’t be described as mediocre at best.

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