Star Trek Into Darkness
What strikes you aren't just the iconic moments, but the little ones.
| Original Score: 5/5
It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro.
Taxi Driver is a brilliant study of alienation, obsession, paranoia and perverse desire. There's an undeniable power and grittiness that very few films have come close to capturing since.
Scorsese's masterpiece of urban alienation...
A haunting, visceral trip through the mind of a man on the edge of his own sanity.
| Original Score: 10/10
This is an extraordinary film. De Niro in the central role delivers one of those powerhouse performances that simply blows the audience away.
Melodramatic as it often is, the film is a riveting watch and De Niro provides a character study it is impossible to forget.
The bustling helter-skelter of Scorsese's Mean Streets gives way to a measured, chilly calm, and cinematographer Michael Chapman ensures the Big Apple glistens with barely concealed menace.
Bickle is complex, intriguing and never one-note.
Hitchcockian unease permeates the film, but so too does a Godardian use of space and a Bressonian focus on obsession heighten the mounting sense of dread.
| Original Score: 4/4
Like Werner Herzog's Aguirre or Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver is auteurist psychodrama.
Portrait of a very disturbed man; NOT for kids.
| Original Score: 4/5
... a portrait in psychosis and dislocation with a protagonist whose racism and intolerance becomes his excuse to unleash his anger in a violent spree under the guise of heroism.
Writer Paul Schrader and director Martin Scorsese made names for themselves with this exquisitely crafted window into the contemporary male psyche. Taxi Driver seems aimless, taking as many u-turns and detours as a cabby does in the night. But it's
| Original Score: 96/100
Martin Scorsese's masterly Taxi Driver both encapsulates and transcends its times.
If you haven't seen Taxi Driver, your education in film hasn't even begun.
Get in and take a nightmare ride on perhaps Scorsese's best picture, the story of Vietnam vet Travis Bickle's fight to win the woman of his dreams in the seedy Big Apple.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Acclaimed for its gritty realism, but it has an equal amount of cinematic reverie.
The blend of Schrader's script, Scorsese's direction and De Niro's performance is both riveting and unnerving. A film that will stay with you forever.
A grimy film that perfectly reflects its grimy subject matter. Travis Bickle [is] one of film's most complex characters. When you talk about super heroes, he truly is one minus the tights and powers.