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Taxi (2004)

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10

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 105
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 94

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

17

Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 30
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 25

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

audience

44

liked it
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 183,244

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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

PG-13,

Action & Adventure, Comedy

Jim Kouf, Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant

Feb 15, 2005

$36.5M

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All Critics (113) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (94) | DVD (24)

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

February 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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It would take a tankerload of laughing gas to pump some humour into this flat-tyred fiasco.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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The glitch, beyond the rote story, is that while she's an infectiously upbeat screen presence, Latifah is not, inherently, a major laugh generator, and neither, it would appear, is Fallon.

October 14, 2004 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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Taxi is one of those madcap comedies where they show all those wacky bloopers during the closing credits to show you how much fun everyone had on the set. Maybe that's because they were in denial.

October 11, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[Fallon] doesn't so much act as show up, and his utter lack of personality generates a vacuum that the movie cannot overcome.

October 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
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Goes nowhere fast.

October 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Think twice before hailing this Taxi.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A laid-back, inoffensive time-waster.

September 23, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Take the bus instead.

October 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
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.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It's got suped up autos, suped up models, and suped up action. Fairly safe to say that it'll appeal to it's target audience, wethinks?

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Taxi is one long car chase, which quickly crashes and burns.

March 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Buckle up for crap!

February 17, 2005 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

As ótimas seqüências de perseguição e as duas ou três boas piadas não são o bastante para equilibrar o fraco roteiro e as péssimas vilãs (especialmente Bündchen, pavorosa).

February 9, 2005
Cinema em Cena

While the film has the look of a cliché buddy movie, Latifah and Fallon bring in their own flair of comedic skills to make a difference.

January 25, 2005 Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com
BlackFilm.com

Dismal comedy that's only watchable thanks to Queen Latifah's star power.

November 20, 2004 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

This is a cynical, tired example of filmmaking. Plenty of noise. Little va-va-voom.

November 16, 2004 Full Review Source: BBC

Latifah, known for going after roles meant for men just because men have the much juicier characters written for them, is both ballsy and sensuous here.

November 1, 2004 Full Review Source: WBAI Web Radio
WBAI Web Radio

A dim slog with few laughs. Latifah deserves better.

November 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

It's hard to decide which character is required to act more stupidly.

October 28, 2004 Full Review

The film offers some laughs - but not big ones.

October 24, 2004 Full Review
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

So, as with many a hit French film, this was remade in English with an all-American cast. Also, as with most of these remakes, this one sucks big time...

October 19, 2004
Greenwich Village Gazette

... the goings-on are neither very exciting nor terribly funny.

October 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Somewhere along the way [Story] apparently forgot he was making a comedy. But, then again, the script doesn't exactly provide an arsenal of creativity.

October 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

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!
July 11, 2012
FiLmCrAzY
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????
January 27, 2012
phubbs1

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.
September 30, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

A decent comedy movie that has some serious funny scenes. Loved the car chasing. The ending was absolutely awesome. Though it seemed fake (like it looked those two cars wouldn't make it and obviously it's fake) but it was a great idea. Not great enough to recommend it though.
May 2, 2011
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