Taxi Driver details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, American Film Institute's top 100, American Indie, Cannes-tastic!, IMDb Highest Rated, New York, New York, Opposites Attract, Renegade Directors|
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Nov 1999|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish|
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One of the best everBy Ilias from West Midlands , 21 May 2004
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[Highly rated reviewer]We watch with a sense of disquiet as the life of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) begins to unfold, there is a lurking menace in those eyes, in that crooked smile that you cannot put a finger on, but which is as real as the sordidness of his surroundings.
Travis is a man at the brink of losing it. He cannot sleep, he works nights and is constantly in touch with the people he thinks are scum of the earth.
He alienates the two women he encounters in the movie, the political campaigner and the child prostitute. He also has a misplaced sense of heroism, the conviction of the righteousness of his own actions that is almost scary. It is this conviction that causes him to attempt to kill the presidential candidate and eventually leads to the bloody climax when he attempts to 'save' Iris from the world she inhabits.
Taxi Driver is a powerful movie, I think it works because all of us identify with Travis at some level, we have all been lonely, we have all faced rejection, we just handle it better.
Finally, Taxi Driver had some of the best people to deliver the goods, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keital, Martin Scorcese & Paul Scnader. It hardly ever gets better than this.
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Unhinged De NiroBy pompeyhater (15 reviews) , 15 Apr 2013De Niro at his uhinged best as Travis Bickle Vietnam vet slowley loses the plot right in front of us. This is De Niros movie,his performance is simply astounding from start to finish,along with Raging Bull this role was made for him.
You have got to see this film !By thegroov (1 review) , 12 Apr 2013an outstanding study of the mind of a psychopathic New York taxi driver. A classic performance by De Niro draws you into the twisted world of Travis who lies and charms his way into the lives of ordinary people ,resulting in a murderous rampage in an attempt to clean up the streets of New York . This film will not disappoint. It is a must see classic .
Great acting by allBy enndee_gurl (3 reviews) , 22 Jan 2013Great film. Watched it previously but can't have watched the ending or else I would have remembered it. I think the ending is good but the film doesn't feel quite as 'finished' as I would have liked.
Top qualityBy stoneybridge (38 reviews) from Worksop , 19 Jan 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Amazing, fascinating, disturbing and poignant. Brilliant characterisation and depth. Watch it, then watch it again then buy it so you can watch it whenever you like!!!
Classic Piece of CinemaBy Cato (705 reviews) from Lydbury North , 18 Dec 2012Brilliant. I missed this first time around and only saw clips now and then, but I have to say that this is a classic piece of cinema, fully deserving all the plaudits it received. Everything about it is right, the story, the direction, the acting, the music, it all came together brilliantly. This is film at its very best. The accompanying film about the film, made in 1999, is extremely informative, and well worth watching.