MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 466 this week

Human Traffic (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  5 May 2000 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 18,049 users   Metascore: 53/100
Reviews: 160 user | 47 critic | 24 from Metacritic.com

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 28 Jun 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 30 Mar 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Human Traffic" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Human Traffic (1999)

Human Traffic (1999) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Human Traffic.
10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Coming Down (1997)
Comedy | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of friends come to Gary's flat after a hard night's clubbing, take more drugs and chill out until the next morning.

Director: Matt Winn
Stars: Tony Curran, Lisa Harkus, Julian Kerridge
Groove (2000)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.

Director: Greg Harrison
Stars: Chris Ferreira, Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Sun
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Paul Hills
Stars: John Simm, Emer McCourt, Marc Warren
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson
Human Trafficking (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution. They're a profitable commodity in the... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Adams, Sarah Allen, Andreas Apergis
Hang the DJ (1998)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Marco La Villa, Mauro La Villa
Stars: Junior Vasquez, Roger Sanchez, DJ Q-Bert
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Former musician Frankie Wilde is a legend within the Ibiza club scene for being the most inspired DJ around. On top of that, he has a beautiful model wife named Sonja Slowinski, although ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dowse
Stars: Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan
Documentary | Music | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This DVD is a documentary film about the history of the U. S. rave scene which includes a fantastic soundtrack! Both t he film and soundtrack capture the people and the music tha t shaped ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Reiss
Stars: Moby, Lord T. Byron, McGuinnes
The Business (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Frankie decides enoughs enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and jets off to spain where he meets big time businessman Charlie who's currently running the ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell
Sex Traffic (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans.... See full summary »

Director: David Yates
Stars: Wendy Crewson, John Simm, Anamaria Marinca
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young boy suspects his dad might be working undercover for MI6.

Director: Justin Kerrigan
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Arron Fuller, David Bradley
Pubroom Paranoia (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A TV game-show tries to find the most paranoid person in a pub on a particular night out of three separate candidates.

Director: Justin Kerrigan
Stars: Owen Money, Philip Rosch, Nicola Branson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jip
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Lulu
...
Nicola Reynolds ...
...
Dean Davies ...
Lee
Peter Albert ...
Lulu's Uncle Eric
...
...
Moff's Father
Sarah Blackburn ...
Jip's Ex #2
Anne Bowen ...
Moff's Grandmother
Neil Bowens ...
Asylum Doorman
Peter Bramhill ...
Matt
Jo Brand ...
Reality (voice)
Stephanie Brooks ...
Fleur
Edit

Storyline

The Cardiff club scene in the 90's: five best friends deal with their relationships and their personal demons during a weekend. Jip calls himself a sexual paranoid, afraid he's impotent. Lulu, Jip's mate, doesn't find much to fancy in men. Nina hates her job at a fast food joint, and her man, Koop, who dreams of being a great hip-hop d.j., is prone to fits of un-provoked jealousy. The fifth is Moff, whose family is down on his behavior. Starting Friday afternoon, with preparations for clubbing, we follow the five from Ecstacy-induced fun through a booze-laden come-down early Saturday morning followed by the weekend's aftermath. It's breakthrough time for at least three of them. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Weekend has Landed! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

B oтрыв!  »

Box Office

Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£434,261 (UK) (4 June 1999)

Gross:

$104,257 (USA) (19 May 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Jip first picks up Koop in his car you here the radio broadcast of BBC's Radio One. The MC is Pete Tong, who is the movie's Music Supervisor. Pete Tong actually does have a weekly radio show on Radio One. See more »

Goofs

When Jip is driving home from work, his right foot - his accelerator foot - is tapping along to the music yet the car still drives smoothly. See more »

Quotes

Jip: [after discussing the huge phonebill Moff ran up after a drunken phone-sex session] How many times have I told ya, get your own fucking flat. Get your own flat man, you need your own flat. It's a piece of piss, you can get it on the social.
Moff: [sighs] Where am I gonna go for fuck sake?
Jip: I dunno. What the fuck do you care?
[gestures a wanking hand]
Jip: As long as it's got a fucking phone-line you're all right ain't ya
Moff: [laughs] Fuck off you cunt.
See more »

Connections

References New Jack City (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

5:55
Written by Durango (as Daniel Newman)
Published by Duty Free Publishing
Performed by Durango
Licensed courtesy of Duty Free Recordings
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
thank god they only covered the weekend
11 July 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought this on DVD after missing out when it was released and was expecting a witty but terse affair much like the excellent trainspotting, from the mindless drivel of the opening monolgues I knew that it was 10 pounds wasted.

Okay lets put the facts straight this film probably shouldn't hit the heights of the junkie limbo atmosphere of trainspotting but rather be a more light hearted affair with flamboyant characters, as even a treacharous plot-line as human traffic blatantly is could be rescued by a gang of young charismatic cast-members, human traffic fails and dies in every aspect with drab performances all round by a bunch of twenty-somethings who seem to be picked off the street for their complete lack of talent in this movie not to mention lack of chemistry between them.

Much like Renton is our narrative guide in Trainspotting, the protaganist Jip(John Simm) leads us into this movie telling us he has certain problems in the bedroom, it is a relief once he has finished his mind-numbingly mundane drivel about mr softy to see some of the other characters but the disappointment is that some are as bad or even worse.

We meet Koop(shaun parkes) an entertaining character at first-look who works in a music store but as he continues you get the feeling this movie is not going to have much impact when he spouts more or less the same trying to be "hip, young and cool" quota that Jip has just told you, by no means does the misery of the introduction end there.

Nina, the fast-food waitress is one of the worst characters I have ever had to endure with the need to say f**k in pretty much the start, middle and end of every line she says, ok i blame the script for that but it's just not worth watching her character at all in this film it makes Jip and Koop seem like the most charismatic people you've ever met.

Nina's best friend Lulu comes next, the powerful blonde has so much potential to become "the witty one" in this film but just falls down like all the others before her into the bottomless pit of unfunny flashbacks and notoriously sterile conversations with her counterparts

Apart from Nina's brother Lee who is another banale poor character, this is where my criticism of the characters end for there is one gem amongst the cast and it comes in the form of cheeky cockney pill-popper Moff played by Danny Dyer who is actually very very funny, witty and most importantly believeable which the rest of the cast completely fall short of being. Moff's rants make this film somewhat bearable as you look forward to his stories of getting drugged up, calling a porn line and spouting his life story and subsequently running up a whopping phone bill!

Don't get me wrong I enjoy a good comedy and probably even more-so a good british comedy but i can't defend or compliment this film in any great deal because it does not serve the purpose of a comedy- it is not funny! Scenes where they make an alternative national anthem and quote some of the music that they hate are simplistic and inadequate at getting laughs from an audience. My advice to anyone who wants to watch this film is to rent it rather than buy it because I am desperatly looking for a prospective buyer as this will be used as a surface to put my remote in future.

Overall I had good expectations of this film but after watching it realise none of those expectations were fulfilled: a poor script, probably a bunch of the most un-magnetic actors(with the exception of Moff) ever assembled and a dire plot make for a bitter one and a half hours where you'll be constantly checking your timer to see if your anywhere near the end of the film.

I would give this film a generous 2 out of 10 which are for Danny Dyer's humourous character Moff and a reasonable soundtrack


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Terrible! sharkwrestling-832-699433
For people who have done 'E' describe how u felt (no cocky comments) freestyler1497
Human Traffic, JESUS CHRIST? monkeyz_eat_bananas
Will I like this movie if im not on drugs? NewKillerStarDestroyer
How old are they supposed to be? banana_fritter
American DVD... JerseyGirl324
Discuss Human Traffic (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?