Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver (1976)

"All the animals come out at night" -- and one of them is a cabby about to snap. In Martin Scorsese's classic 1970s drama, insomniac ex-Marine Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) works the nightshift, driving his cab throughout… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A must-see film for movie lovers, this Martin Scorsese masterpiece is as hard-hitting as it is compelling, with Robert De Niro at his best.

A.D. Murphy

It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

[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.

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Rob Gonsalves

The classic cinematic thunderstorm - Paul Schrader's cool, sexually repressed formalism drifting into the humidity of Martin Scorsese's lurid, urban expressionism.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Bickle is complex, intriguing and never one-note.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

New York may have changed, but Taxi Driver is as powerful and painful as ever.

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Josh Cabrita
The Young Folks

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.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Like Werner Herzog's Aguirre or Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver is auteurist psychodrama.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Martin Scorsese's history-making scald is truly a phenomenon from another day and age. Which is to say, imagine a like-minded film of this decade killing at the box office and getting nommed for Best Picture.

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Cole Smithey

[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."

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
Now regarded as a cinematic classic, I have to admit that Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" was always a film that left me as isolated as it's… More
Thomas Johnston
All I kept thinking was insanity is not a new movie theme!
Melvin White
Travis Bickle: Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the… More
Dan Schultz
A masterstroke by the great Martin Scorsese concerning a recently returned Vietnam War veteran (Robert De Niro) who picks up a job in New York City as a taxi… More
Lanning : )
You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. . . . <p> De… More
KJ Proulx
Essentially, this is the story about a man who wants to wipe the violence off of the streets, and with nobody left to turn to and no friends, his inner demon… More