Taxi Driver Reviews

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September 6, 2018
No other film has ever dramatized urban indifference so powerfully; at first, here, it's horrifyingly funny, and then just horrifying.
February 6, 2017
Martin Scorsese's unflinching plunge into the darkest recesses of the human soul feels painfully relevant.
February 17, 2016
This is a wholly remarkable film, flaws and all. In fact, even the flaws are significant.
February 8, 2016
De Niro ... manages to be as sad as he is frightening. From his general discomfort with others and his feeble attempts at communication, it's possible to recognize the root cause of Travis' inner distress as a terrible longing for approval.
February 23, 2012
It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro.
May 13, 2011
Melodramatic as it often is, the film is a riveting watch and De Niro provides a character study it is impossible to forget.
July 23, 2019
Taxi Driver is brilliantly directed by Martin Scorsese, and Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster are outstanding. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 30, 2019
Watching it isn't always a pleasant experience, but it is a necessary one.
November 20, 2018
An absolutely nailed-on portrait of solipsism in its purest form, and how, in Travis' case, it takes hold as a lethal cocktail of narcissism, paranoia and gross sociopathy.
January 30, 2018
Travis Bickle's trouble was that he couldn't get close to anyone, but Robert De Niro's trouble is that he can't get past the audio-visual pandemonium to show you Bickle's torment from inside.
January 3, 2018
"Herrmann's score moves like Bickle's eyeballs do: scanning, searching...left, center, right...searching...searching...for something it will never find."
November 26, 2017
if Travis is a contradiction, then so is the Vietnam-era United States in which he walks and drives - a schizophrenic environment where violence is always bubbling beneath the surface of dignity, decency and democracy.
March 10, 2017
... a primal portrait and uncompromising vision carved out of the New York night, the summer heat, and the garbage of the Times Square cesspool.
March 3, 2017
As with John Wayne's Ethan Edwards (Travis's spiritual forefather), his thwarted patriarchal possessiveness is not tempered by anything like genuine concern, yet it is enough... to make him a peculiarly American folk hero.
February 9, 2017
Taxi Driver's undiminished power owes partially to Scorsese's harnessing of Michael Johnson's restless camerawork.
February 9, 2017
A remarkable, disturbing film with an unforgettable musical score from the great Bernard Herrmann.
February 6, 2017
It's a spiritual film, tracking Robert De Niro's 'Nam vet as he takes the wrong path towards cleaning New York's streets, minds and souls.
October 14, 2016
A bloated yet sporadically electrifying drama...
September 30, 2016
A masterpiece, perhaps the masterpiece, of American loner-ness, a portrait of a psycho as a young man. Scorsese's interest in raging bulls and New York City wolves would return, but his fifth fiction-feature remains his magnum opus.
August 10, 2016
A frightening psychological journey of a troubled man towards total collapse. [Full review in Portuguese.]
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