Traffik, yes that's how it's spelled in this film, is a very good thriller to say the least. A strong cast and a good story move this film at a rapid pace.
It's the story of Brea, a journalist who wants to finally publish a hard hitting news story. One evening her boyfriend John suprises her with a romantic getaway. When they stop at a gas station Brea encounters a young woman in the bathroom who tells her "it feels like the fourth of July" a biker grabs her and hurries her out. John is not doing better as anothet biker starts making some racial slurs to him, which causes John to hit him before speeding off.
When they arrive at their destination Brea finds a cell phone on her purse. Realizing the crazy bathroom lady put it there she used the 4th of July code to unlock it. Inside the phone they find hundreds of pics of beaten women and figure out that they are looking at human trafficking pics.
Things go south fast when the lady along with an entire gang of bikers show up to retrieve the evidence and take Brea as well.
What follows is a really good and at times violent game of cat and mouse. With Brea and John trying to escape from the bloodthirsty bikers. Every turn they make for help results in cover ups and corruption that goes deeper than they could have imagined.
A solid cast, a short run time of 93min and just the right amount of action make this a very enjoyable film. It has a good handful of cliches but that does not hurt the overall tone. It's not breaking new ground but it is a good film to watch.
Overall 3 out of 5 Stars