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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Brilliant de NiroBy a customer from seaford , 04 Aug 2008How can anyone call this film boring and dated? Wonderful atmosphere, great tension and build up. We've been wanting to see this film for years and it didn't disappoint.
Why did they botherBy jdavies88 (1 review) from Macclesfield , 04 Aug 2008even with Robert De Nero's good performance, Taxi Driver was one of the worst films i have seen. With all the hype and recomendations from family and friends, i assumed it would be another classic of its time. it has a good script and good characters but is let down by the promise of a good watch at the start which is then not delivered.
it was a dissapointment, and i feel i wasted my time watching it.
okBy alex24 (24 reviews) from Richmond , 30 Jul 2008ok.............................................. .................................................. .................
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Good but very datedBy a customer from Fleet, UK , 28 Jul 2008This is touted as a 'must see' film. DeNiro does a good turn as the misfit cabbie, but the film itself feels very slow and dated.
Does De Nero deliver?By rabbit1969 (42 reviews) from Cambridge, England , 20 Jul 2008Watching a film like this, for the first time, 30 years or more after its release was always going to be unfair to it.
Not enough insight into De Niros character.
Need more than darkness and seediness to make a film interesting.
Must have been shocking in its time