A Taxi Driver
A Taxi Driver (2017)

In this powerful true story set in 1980, a down-on-his-luck taxi driver from Seoul is hired by a foreign journalist who wants to go to the town of Gwangju for the day. They arrive to find a city under siege by the military government, with… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Maggie Lee

An entertaining journey into a tragic and violent chapter of Korean modern history.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

While a bit ponderous and overlong, it is a heartfelt appreciation of ordinary people turned heroes in extraordinary circumstances.

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Diva Velez

An eye-opening look at a tragic moment in time, A TAXI DRIVER veers dangerously into schmaltz, but is kept afloat by the fluid, feeling performance of the innately watchable Song Kang-ho.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

A richly imagined tribute to a working-class hero.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

An effective - and affecting - fact-based political drama set against the bloody backdrop of South Korea's 1980 Guangju Democratic Uprising.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Overlong, melodramatic but inspiring thriller ripped from the pages of Korean history.

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Simon Abrams

Song's performance makes me wish the rest of A Taxi Driver was as thoughtful.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

An affecting what-if tale.

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Indra Arriaga
Anchorage Press

Jang Hoon's vision is focused and his delivery is compelling. While the story praises the courage of Peter to tell the story of a massacre that would have otherwise been swept under the rug, the heart of the story is in Mr. Kim's personal transformation.

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