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Taxi (2004)

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Critic 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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Cast

Jimmy Fallon
as Washburn
Jennifer Esposito
as Lt. Marta Robbins
Boris McGiver
as Franklin
Christian Kane
as Agent Mullins
Ingrid Vandebosch
as Third Robber
Ann-Margret
as Washburn's Mom
Magali Amadei
as Fourth Robber
Adrian Martinez
as Brazilian Man
Joe Lisi
as Mr. Scalia
Bryna Weiss
as Mrs. Scalia
GQ
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
Herman Chavez
as Undercover Domino Player
Louise Lemoine Torres
as Sweaty Dealer
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
William Cote
as Cop #1 at Airport
Will Cote
as Airport Cop #1
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 (105) | Top Critics (30)

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

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.

Full Review… | October 14, 2004
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
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

[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
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Goes nowhere fast.

Full Review… | October 7, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

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
Film Crazy

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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
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
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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