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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Epic but only because it's longBy nonametogive (7 reviews) , 17 Dec 2013Funnily enough I'd never seen this film all the way through and I thought with all the hype that surrounds it I had to see for myself. It's a long film but I'm almost certain there were scenes cout from it. The Blu-ray wasn't working properly so I couldn't use the extras to see if there were any extra scenes. The idea of a slow starter was invented by this movie and for all the realism of the street that's depicted it's just scratching the surface of what is really going on. De Niro is about as perfect as you can get in his portrayal of the disturbed ex soldier turned taxi driver and the rest of the cast do a pretty good job too. The biggest problem with it is that virtually nothing happens until almost 2 hours in and then it lasts for a few minutes and we're back to the daily grind of driving a taxi. I'm just don't get it and I can't see what all the hype was about. For me the 30 or so years I took to watch it all the way through speaks for itself. I takes 2 hours to get going only to end 15 minutes later.
Does it live up to the hype?By a customer , 07 Dec 2013To be honest, any movie would struggle to live up the hype. This one does a good job of it. The exploration of Travis's inability to fit in and cope with the world is superbly done. The presentation of life in a big city - any city - is excellent. The better question to ask is, is it worth watching? Do you come out of the end of watching it with a better understanding of life, humanity, people? The answer is yes, without a doubt. Watch it, learn from it, feel it.
Classic Does Not DisapointBy a customer , 09 Nov 2013Superb performances throughout. This 30 year old classic still punches a punch. Many of the main cast went on to be massive stars and rightly so.
One of the greatsBy a customer , 27 Oct 2013One of the great over-rated movies of all time. I'll say it again for the word count. One of the great over-rated movies of all time.
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Enduring movieBy a customer , 15 Oct 2013Great movie! Fantastic shots of New York and good atmosphere aided by the music, this movie is enduring and doesn't age with time