Taxi (2004)



Critic Consensus: Silly and unfunny remake of a French movie of the same name.

Movie Info

An inept cop suddenly gets a new partner in the person of a cabbie with attitude in this high-rolling comedy. Washburn (Jimmy Fallon) is a police officer who becomes the laughingstock of the department after a series of traffic accidents cause him to lose his driver's license. One day, Washburn gets an urgent call to head out to the location of a bank robbery; unable to drive himself there, he hails a cab. As it happens, the taxi is being driven by Belle (Queen Latifah), a single mom who, after … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language, sensuality and brief violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Garant, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Jim Kouf
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2005
Box Office: $36.5M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Taxi

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (32)

I expected this to be much funnier: Latifah coasts on her charm, and Fallon seems incapable of playing an actual character.

Full Review… | February 27, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It would take a tankerload of laughing gas to pump some humour into this flat-tyred fiasco.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Think twice before hailing this Taxi.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

A laid-back, inoffensive time-waster.

Full Review… | September 23, 2007

Take the bus instead.

Full Review… | October 30, 2006
Dark Horizons

While Taxi is certainly full of faults that would be hard for most good actors to overcome, Fallon provides the fatal blow himself by being the least interesting part of a pretty paltry movie.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Taxi

Althought this isnt really that great of a movie, i really cant help but really enjoy it!
It amuses me greatly and although the story is predictable and not a lot going on theres still enough of something that makes it good! Im not sure what that something is however, it good be the decent car chases and action thats in the movie or the really sexy scene where Esposito is touched up! Purely on that it gets a thumbs up!
An enjoyable movie thats amusing and will keep you amused!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Basically a crappy complete re-filming of a rather decent concept which was done allot better along time ago by Besson but ruined here by Hollywood. The casting is very poor, dumb and not entertaining in the slightest, the cars look shit and its all as cheesy as hell with poor obvious stunts.

The inclusion of Gisele and her bad girl posse just seems like an obvious lore to try and get more bums on seats as they know how bad the rest of the film is, utter dribble, what was the point????

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Taxi is massive pile garbage. The film is so stupid, so unimpressive, and very poorly acted. I caught this film waiting for classes in my College's Pub, as this was the film that was showing, luckily I went for a few cigarette breaks and missed a few parts, but in the end; I didn't miss anything. Queen Latifah is a terrible actress and has no skill whatsoever. Taxi is a bad film with a bad script that is pretty pointless and unoriginal. The films plot is paper thin and I was very irritated with the inept humor. The film didn't do anything for me, and it was a waste of time. Taxi is an awful that should've never been made. Taxi doesn't work because the script is so poorly written, the cast is so mediocre, and everything else is so over the top, that you lose interest. If you're looking for a good comedy, then this isn't the one. This film is awful. I was absolutely bored by this film, and I felt it was a film that absolutely didn't deliver anything interesting. The film proved that Queen Latifah is a talentless actress and that she is unable to do anything good. Taxi is simply a train wreck of a film and it's a film that I thought was one of the most annoying comedies to come out in a long time. This is a terrible film that everyone should avoid, there is absolutely nothing interesting or funny about the film. The film is just a collection of annoying characters played by bad actors and with a bad story to boot. The film fails as a comedy and is a total waste of time.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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