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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.
August 30, 2009
[Scorsese] seems to need scripts with well-designed humor and performers with the spirit of Ellen Burstyn to compensate for what seems to be a fundamentally depressed view of life and the belief that sobriety is the equivalent of seriousness.
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
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 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
April 29, 2013
What strikes you aren't just the iconic moments, but the little ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2011
Portrait of a very disturbed man; NOT for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2011
Taxi Driver is a brilliant study of alienation, obsession, paranoia and perverse desire. There's an undeniable power and grittiness that very few films have come close to capturing since.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2005
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January 1, 2000
One of the best and most powerful of all films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A masterful psychological study, the depth of which can only fully be appreciated on repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 27, 2011
Scorsese generates plenty of atmosphere. There's a gritty look and feel to the story that perfectly captures 1970s New York City.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/4
May 12, 2011
The bustling helter-skelter of Scorsese's Mean Streets gives way to a measured, chilly calm, and cinematographer Michael Chapman ensures the Big Apple glistens with barely concealed menace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 17, 2005
An utter masterwork of shifting tones and flowering angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 7, 2002
Director Martin Scorsese's nightmare vision of Manhattan is important, impulsive work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
November 4, 2009
Writer Paul Schrader and director Martin Scorsese made names for themselves with this exquisitely crafted window into the contemporary male psyche. Taxi Driver seems aimless, taking as many u-turns and detours as a cabby does in the night. But it's
Full Review | Original Score: 96/100
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.
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.
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
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