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Taxi Reviews

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Globe and Mail
June 3, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2007
I expected this to be much funnier: Latifah coasts on her charm, and Fallon seems incapable of playing an actual character.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
It would take a tankerload of laughing gas to pump some humour into this flat-tyred fiasco.
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 19, 2004
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
October 14, 2004
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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 11, 2004
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.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 8, 2004
[Fallon] doesn't so much act as show up, and his utter lack of personality generates a vacuum that the movie cannot overcome.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 7, 2004
Goes nowhere fast.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
October 7, 2004
Taxi runs out of fuel after the opening credits.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 7, 2004
Corny, but it grows on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 7, 2004
Fallon takes off on a few good funny-man flights.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 7, 2004
I wouldn't call Taxi over the top. More like over the edge.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
October 6, 2004
Throughout this Americanization of the Luc Besson-scripted French hit, Latifah itches to check her watch, Fallon appears mortified, and only Ann-Margret mainlines any comic adrenaline.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
October 6, 2004
Taxi serves up embarrassing evidence that even a ragged French original can be better than its American remake.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 6, 2004
A surprisingly funny, female-driven romp -- as long as you don't question too many plot particulars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 6, 2004
A formula picture, with enough laughs to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 6, 2004
Director Tim Story's film has two speeds: pedal-to-metal and screeching halt. The former is guaranteed to make the audience carsick, the latter to give it whiplash.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
October 6, 2004
Full of car chases, weak jokes and scenes so meandering they make Saturday Night Live look like a paragon of brevity and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 6, 2004
Has there ever been less chemistry between the stars of a 'buddy' movie?
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
October 6, 2004
A remake of a 1998 French film of the same name, Tim Story's Taxi is a bland, half-finished film that seems to have been conceived as off-peak cable fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
October 6, 2004
The most embarrassing SNL vehicle since Pootie Tang.
| Original Score: .5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 6, 2004
We often hear about movie scenes and characters being left on the cutting-room floor. In the case of the would-be comedy Taxi, that's apparently where all the laughs were left.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 6, 2004
[A] thoroughly repetitive, ill-conceived and poorly executed effort.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 6, 2004
An action-choked dud in which even the closing outtakes barely deserve to be left on the cutting-room floor.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 6, 2004
A completely inane buddy flick filled with flashy car chases, ridiculous situations, cheap self-help advice, unabashed mugging and a few good laughs.
| Original Score: C
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 6, 2004
An example of the sort of fun you can have when you're not taking yourself -- or the job -- too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
October 6, 2004
Taxi isn't quite a bad movie, but its slack comic timing may have you wishing they gave the Crown Vic a speaking part.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
October 6, 2004
This comedy caper throws a little of everything into the mix with the predictable result that it winds up not being much of anything.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
October 6, 2004
Despite some gratuitous, lingering shots of Bundchen with her scantily- clad cohorts and some equally heated, rubber-burning car chases through Manhattan, Taxi never really gets out of second gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 6, 2004
A film that is wall-to-wall idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 6, 2004
[A] dollar-bin action sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4