Taxi Driver Reviews

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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."
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.
February 23, 2012
It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro.
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.
May 18, 2011
Scorsese's masterpiece of urban alienation...
May 16, 2011
A haunting, visceral trip through the mind of a man on the edge of his own sanity.
May 16, 2011
This is an extraordinary film. De Niro in the central role delivers one of those powerhouse performances that simply blows the audience away.
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.
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.
May 10, 2011
Bickle is complex, intriguing and never one-note.
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.
March 17, 2011
Hitchcockian unease permeates the film, but so too does a Godardian use of space and a Bressonian focus on obsession heighten the mounting sense of dread.
March 15, 2011
Like Werner Herzog's Aguirre or Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver is auteurist psychodrama.
January 1, 2011
Portrait of a very disturbed man; NOT for kids.
December 6, 2009
... a portrait in psychosis and dislocation with a protagonist whose racism and intolerance becomes his excuse to unleash his anger in a violent spree under the guise of heroism.
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
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 12, 2008
Martin Scorsese's masterly Taxi Driver both encapsulates and transcends its times.
February 12, 2008
If you haven't seen Taxi Driver, your education in film hasn't even begun.
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