Taxi Driver (DVD)

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Taxi Driver (DVD)

Martin Scorsese's intense film, a hallmark of 1970s filmmaking, graphically depicts the tragic consequences of urban alienation when a New York City t...

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“You Talkin' to Me?”

published 02/06/2015

ProScorsese and De Niro

ConsVery few

Taxi Driver (1976) "Taxi Driver" is a 1976 drama film which was directed by Martin Scorsese, who has also directed such films as "Raging Bull" (1980), "Goodfellas" (1990), and "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013). Warning: Spoilers will likely be given during this review. Introduction The Film is 113...

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“Saviour turned anti-hero!”

published 30/08/2012

ProBrilliant performance from De Niro, well structure...

ConsThe dialogue could do with sharpening up a little

RELEASED: 1976, Cert. 18 RUNNING TIME: Approx. 117 mins DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese PRODUCERS: Julia & Michael Phillips SCREENPLAY: Paul Schrader MUSIC: Bernard Herrmann MAIN CHARACTER:- Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FILM ONLY REVIEW The Vietnam War has...

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“The epitome of solitude”

published 04/02/2007

ProDe Niro becomes Bickle; deeply psychological; grit...

ConsToo meandering for some; graphic and seedy, so not...

Independent, low-budget films are usually pieces of work that develop a cult rather than appeal to the mass market. The 1970s was a decade that -- after the Hollywood glamour of the previous three decades -- saw film really coming into its own, going beyond big names and a big director in...

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“Still Powerful 32 years on”

published 07/08/2008

ProAn absolute classic, De Niro at his best

ConsNone

'Taxi Driver' is a film made in 1976 and is directed by Martin Scorcese. The film centres around a New York cabbie called Travis Bickle (played by Robert De Niro) that is having some issues with identity. Travis develops an affection for Betsy (played by Cybill Shepherd) who works as a campaigner...

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“Taxi Driver - Film Only”

published 10/02/2009

ProIncredible direction, performances and writing.

ConsNone.

A loose remake of John Ford's The Searchers, Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver tells the tale of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro in an iconic, legendary, career-defining performance), a Vietnam veteran serving as a night-shift cabbie on the streets of New York City. An unhinged, socially inept loner...

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“'Are you talking to me?'”

published 21/04/2011

ProDe Niro, Scorsese, writer Paul Schrader

ConsNothing

Travis Bickle is a Vietnam veteran. Adjusting to city life after his tour isn't the easiest thing to do, especially as he sees the negative side of society in his job as a taxi driver, which he has taken due to a bout of insomnia. Travis slowly but surely becomes more and more disillusioned with...

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“I see it all the time”

published 28/09/2001

Progreat film, documentary

Consnone

Are you talking to me?...Are you talking to me?... Well I don't see anyone else here! The beginnings for one of the immortal scenes in cinema history and the inspiration behind countless De Niro impersonations in the following decades. Taxi Driver is an important film seen as a classic to many...

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Excellent

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Normally I wouldn't have a long preamble to a film review but since this is a special review for Jill Murphy to celebrate 4 years free from cancer, I will make an exception. I know that some people don't like very long opinions so if you are interested specifically in the review of the film and...

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“Maybe I'll Walk...”

published 28/06/2001

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The movie which announced the arrival of two of Hollywood brightest shining stars - Martin Scorcese and Robert De Niro. Taxi Driver won the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival and received award nominations left right and centre after its release. It is a deeply disturbing study of a...

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“You talkin' to me...”

published 24/10/2002

ProRobert de Niro and everything else

ConsNothing, really

As structurally incorrect as it may well seem, I am irretrievably compelled to start with this: Robert de Niro's appearance in "Taxi Driver" is savage, his demeanor mentally insane, his stature sparkling diabolical, his glance apocalyptic, his stamina frighteningly powerful, his entire role is...

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“The Original Mad Cabbie”

published 24/04/2001

ProDe Niro and Martin Scorcese at their very best.

ConsViolence is very graphic, and could upset some vie...

~ ~ This 1970's movie, “Taxidriver”, has pride of place in the 'mad cabbie's' video collection. Made way back in 1976, and directed by Martin Scorcese, it stars a very young Robert de Niro, ably assisted by Harvey Keitel and an incredibly young Jodie Foster. It was the recipient of...

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“Incomparable”

published 08/03/2001

Probrilliant de Niro, brillianr direction

Conscan't think of any

Following the success of my Lost Boys opinion here is another trawl back into the mists of time to remember one of the strongest portayals of post Vietnam war mental instability ever filmed.(Number 2 in an occasional series) Directed by the great Martin Scorsese, and set in his beloved New York...

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Excellent

ProFinely constructed. Scorsese inventively plays wi...

ConsSo many layers it needs repeated viewings, but it'...

Taxi Driver tells the story of Travis Bickle, who, through sexual angst and living in a society more keen to give retribution rather than forgiveness, turns into an American madman/hero. I’m warning you that what is about to come up is a long and detailed exploration of Taxi Driver’s...

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Excellent

“Taxi Driver”

published 22/03/2001

ProVery good film, lots of depth

Consending is a bit short

Taxi Driver is the fascinating story about an alienated young insomniac who works as a night time taxi driver to earn small amounts of money, and over time builds up an endless hatred for the occupants of New York's ghetto. The taxi driver, played by Robert De Niro is portayed a quite a violent...

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Excellent

ProScorsese, De Niro, Hermann, Schrader, Chapman

ConsNone.

Martin Scorsese's TAXI DRIVER was released in 1976 and for me, like millions of film buffs, is the greatest film ever made, elevated above every character study since through its fevered, paranoid, stark and unforgettable imagery of one man's vision of hell on earth, an entirely plausible New...

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Martin Scorsese's intense film, a hallmark of 1970s filmmaking, graphically depicts the tragic consequences of urban alienation when a New York City taxi driver goes on a murderous rampage against the pitiable denizens inhabiting the city's underbelly. For psychotic, pistol-packing Vietnam vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), New York City seems like a circle of hell. Driving his cab each night through the bleak Manhattan streets, Bickle observes with fanatical loathing the sleazy lowlifes who comprise most of his fares. By day he haunts the porno theaters of 42nd Street, taking his cues from the violent vision of life portrayed in these movies. As badly as Travis wants to connect with the people around him including Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), a lovely blonde campaign worker, and Iris (Jodie Foster), a prepubescent prostitute he tries to save his attempts are thwarted and his pent-up rage grows, turning him into a Mohawk-wearing walking time bomb. Paul Schrader's screenplay is filmed with a tragic realism by Scorsese, which brilliantly captures the muck and grime of New York City. De Niro, playing the fragile hero, steps inside his role so far that the results are deeply frightening. Bernard Herrmann's haunting score which turned out to be his last completes the urban nightmare.

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