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Taxi Driver Reviews

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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 2, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2017
Taxi Driver's undiminished power owes partially to Scorsese's harnessing of Michael Johnson's restless camerawork.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2017
A remarkable, disturbing film with an unforgettable musical score from the great Bernard Herrmann.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 6, 2017
Martin Scorsese's unflinching plunge into the darkest recesses of the human soul feels painfully relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 14, 2016
A bloated yet sporadically electrifying drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2015
The classic cinematic thunderstorm - Paul Schrader's cool, sexually repressed formalism drifting into the humidity of Martin Scorsese's lurid, urban expressionism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 17, 2015
Taxi Driver is grounded in its socio-political context, yet it also touches on something more universal... how one finds purpose and identity in a collapsing capitalistic society.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
March 11, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] So much of American popular culture, and modern Cinema's urban aesthetic, owes a debt to Martin Scorsese's groundbreaking fourth feature film that it is impossible to imagine a world without "Taxi Driver."
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 2, 2013
even more unnerving than his own psychotic behaviour is the easy way in which [Travis Bickle] is assimilated and integrated into the very society that he endangers.
April 29, 2013
What strikes you aren't just the iconic moments, but the little ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 23, 2012
It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro.
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