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: February 8, 1976
DVD Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 99% 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.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Martin Scorsese's unflinching plunge into the darkest recesses of the human soul feels painfully relevant.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Bickle is complex, intriguing and never one-note.

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Anton Bitel
Projected Figures

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.

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

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.

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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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Sean Axmaker

... a primal portrait and uncompromising vision carved out of the New York night, the summer heat, and the garbage of the Times Square cesspool.

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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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Tara Brady
Irish Times

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.

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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
Eugene Bernabe
A monumental performance and vision that is aesthetic, symbolic and emphatic. Taxi Driver highlights Martin Scorsese's illustrious direction and De… 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
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!