Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

DVD - 1999
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A New York cab driver is driven to obsession when he attempts to save a teenage prostitute and embarks on a violent rampage against a world of filth and corruption.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1999]
Edition: Collector's ed., widescreen
ISBN: 9780767830553
0767830555
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : | videorecording 4 3/4 in

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strider643
Dec 08, 2017

The worst thing about this movie is the awful score. It is obnoxiously abhorrent and totally takes away from the film which really isn't that good in the first place. I hated the pat "happy" ending where Travis has Cybill as his fare and after he's killed 5 people his life just goes on. Scorcese really blew the ending, its jejune and off putting. This is a movie that does not hold up well over time. Overall, quite disappointing.

the great Bernard Herrmann is oppressive on this film. the music is so strong it calls attention to itself. how Jodie foster could have allowed herself to be so objectified(considering what she has since come to represent), is a mystery to me. Martin Scorcese's cameo is unconvincing. DeNiro's performance is subtly nuanced. Travis Bickle does a lot of listening. In the end, he is a weakling, overcome by the environmental pressures to the point of murderous violence. Cybill Shepherd looks wonderful. Why the Albert Brooks character escaped the Travis Bickle wrath, is another mystery to me (see Jodie Foster comment above).

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dbtacdc
Jul 27, 2017

A very interesting peek behind the curtain of what it looks like to be alone in society. Travis Bickle was as dirty as the people he looked down on, and couldn't get a grip on his life, one minute a monster, the next a hero. A real slow burn of a movie, with an interesting ending.

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VonHafenstaaad
May 08, 2017

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

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Maoisdead
Mar 16, 2017

The blend of Schrader's script, Scorsese's direction and De Niro's performance is both riveting and unnerving. A film that will stay with you forever.

Marinetti Mar 16, 2017

An absolute classic- the movie captures the post Vietnam malaise of American society in a perfect slice of nightmarish alienation and horror. Winner of the Palme D'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. A must see for intelligent and acute movie lovers.

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Calvacade
Mar 16, 2017

Winner of the prestigious Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival (1976) and nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture (1976), TAXI DRIVER stars Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's classic film of a psychotic New York cabby driven to violence by loneliness and desperation. Co-starring Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle and Cybill Shepherd.

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TheeAvebury
Mar 16, 2017

A great movie with a fantastic performance by Robert De Niro- one of the best American films of the 20th Century. This film will be jarring to those raised on superhero pap and other mindless movies currently in vogue.
It's funny how this movie still contains enough power to unsettle/ divide people about the films merits after all this time. That means it's an enduring work of art- perhaps those who don't like it/ appreciate it have an ideological purpose behind their aimless disavowals of Taxi Driver. Go figure huh.

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tenet
Jan 16, 2017

Rated 1/10. Dull, depressing, and dated.

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bitsysmom
Sep 19, 2016

Maybe I'm missing something, but to me it was just another movie. I really love the way some people say that if you don't get it it's because you're not intelligent. Such snobbery.

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Bronco92
Apr 13, 2017

"You talkin to me".

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Monolith
Jun 30, 2013

Travis Bickle: "Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk."

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Monolith
Jun 30, 2013

Travis Bickle: "The days go on and on... they don't end. All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention; I believe that one should become a person like other people."

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britprincess1
Feb 12, 2013

"You talkin' to me?"

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britprincess1
Feb 12, 2013

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BeardedMovieGuy
Mar 16, 2015

Certain films are iconic in themselves or for certain lines, Taxi Driver falls into both categories. I have often heard it talked about and I could not even begin to count how many times I have heard people say the lines, “You talkin to me, are you, talking to me, you must be talkin to me cause I don’t see anybody else here.”. So saying that, I finally got around to seeing it and I think it is a really good movie, probably not as great as everybody thinks it is, but overall I liked it a lot. De Niro does an excellent job as Travis Bickle, you really get the feeling of isolation while being in the middle of everyone, and the score and city itself really helps with that. If I was judging this movie on acting alone I would give it 5 stars, but due to the amount of swearing, the fact that Bickles idea of a nice date is to go to a pornographic movie and the child prostitution kinda makes it lose some stars, but I do understand some of that is necessary for the story. The cast for Taxi Driver was really good too, and I don’t think I have ever seen Harvey Keitel look that young before. So overall Taxi Driver was pretty darn amazing, although I doubt Bickle would have survived with that many wounds, and if he did, I am pretty sure he would have been thrown in to jail for what he did, but what do you want, its a movie.
4.5 Beards Out Of 5

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