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Taxi Driver Reviews

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A.D. Murphy
Variety
February 23, 2012
It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
May 10, 2011
Bickle is complex, intriguing and never one-note.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 15, 2011
Like Werner Herzog's Aguirre or Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver is auteurist psychodrama.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 30, 2009
[Scorsese] seems to need scripts with well-designed humor and performers with the spirit of Ellen Burstyn to compensate for what seems to be a fundamentally depressed view of life and the belief that sobriety is the equivalent of seriousness.
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Ben Walters
Time Out
February 9, 2006
New York may have changed, but Taxi Driver is as powerful and painful as ever.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 4, 2005
Martin Scorsese's history-making scald is truly a phenomenon from another day and age. Which is to say, imagine a like-minded film of this decade killing at the box office and getting nommed for Best Picture.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
You may want to argue with Taxi Driver at the end, and with good reason, but it won't be a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Since the mid-1970s, the movie has become presciently emblematic of our emotionally diseased, violence-prone culture.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The heart and soul of Taxi Driver are twisted in a way that can't be faked or copied.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
One of the best and most powerful of all films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A masterful psychological study, the depth of which can only fully be appreciated on repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the most formally ravishing-as well as the most morally and ideologically problematic-film ever directed by Martin Scorsese, the 1976 Taxi Driver remains a disturbing landmark for the kind of voluptuous doublethink it helped ratify.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4