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Taxi Reviews

Top Critic
June 3, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 27, 2007
I expected this to be much funnier: Latifah coasts on her charm, and Fallon seems incapable of playing an actual character.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
It would take a tankerload of laughing gas to pump some humour into this flat-tyred fiasco.
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.
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 7, 2004
Goes nowhere fast.
October 7, 2004
Taxi runs out of fuel after the opening credits.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2004
Corny, but it grows on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2004
Fallon takes off on a few good funny-man flights.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 7, 2004
I wouldn't call Taxi over the top. More like over the edge.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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.
October 6, 2004
Taxi serves up embarrassing evidence that even a ragged French original can be better than its American remake.
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
October 6, 2004
A formula picture, with enough laughs to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
October 6, 2004
Has there ever been less chemistry between the stars of a 'buddy' movie?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
October 6, 2004
The most embarrassing SNL vehicle since Pootie Tang.
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 6, 2004
[A] thoroughly repetitive, ill-conceived and poorly executed effort.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: C
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
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
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-
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
October 6, 2004
A film that is wall-to-wall idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 6, 2004
[A] dollar-bin action sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4