Critics Consensus

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



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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 making a name for herself as the fastest pizza delivery person in New York, has moved up to driving a hack. What begins as a wild ride to the scene of the crime gets even wilder as Washburn and Belle become unexpected allies while following the trail of a team of beautiful but reckless female bank robbers led by Vanessa (Gisele Bundchen). Adapted from a popular French action comedy with the same name, Taxi was Jimmy Fallon's first big-screen vehicle after leaving the cast of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Jimmy Fallon
as Washburn
Jennifer Esposito
as Lt. Marta Robbins
Boris McGiver
as Franklin
Christian Kane
as Agent Mullins
Ingrid Vandebosch
as Third Robber
as Washburn's Mom
Magali Amadei
as Fourth Robber
Adrian Martinez
as Brazilian Man
Joe Lisi
as Mr. Scalia
Bryna Weiss
as Mrs. Scalia
as Stopwatch Messenger
Patton Oswalt
as Clerk at Impound Office
Rick Overton
as Man at Taxi Convention
John Rothman
as Businessman
Mike Santana
as Young Dealer
Louise Lemoine Torres
as Sweaty Dealer
Herman Chavez
as Undercover Domino Player
Lou Torres
as Sweaty Dealer
Sixto Ramos
as Twitchy Dealer
Mario Roberts
as Third Dealer
Amanda Anka
as Officer
John Duerler
as Uniformed Cop
John Sierros
as Fat Cop
Earl Schuman
as Old Janitor
Will Cote
as Airport Cop #1
William Cote
as Cop #1 at Airport
Riley G. Matthews Jr.
as Airport Cop #2
Adam LeFevre
as Big Cop
Kevin Carolan
as Bank Cop #3
Edward Conna
as Lou's Garage Cop
Victor Isaac
as Messenger #1
Ramón Fernández
as Messenger #2
John Krasinski
as Messenger #3
Jay Spadaro
as Bodega Owner
Nashawn Kearse
as Cop in Harlem
Alli Danziger
as Girl at Bank
Tanner Schwartz
as The Hostage
Jeff Gordon
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Taxi

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (30)

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

    Feb 27, 2007 | Full Review…
  • It would take a tankerload of laughing gas to pump some humour into this flat-tyred fiasco.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • This is a cynical, tired example of filmmaking. Plenty of noise. Little va-va-voom.

    Nov 16, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Nev Pierce
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Oct 14, 2004 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 11, 2004
  • [Fallon] doesn't so much act as show up, and his utter lack of personality generates a vacuum that the movie cannot overcome.

    Oct 8, 2004 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for Taxi

  • Mar 28, 2012
    Funny at times but otherwise a uneventful film
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2012
    It's not even connected with the French one, omg, it's a chick flick.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2011
    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 r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2011
    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.
    Dead A Super Reviewer

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