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Taxi Driver (1976) Movie Information

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Martin Scorsese


Robert De Niro
Jodie Foster
Cybill Shepherd
Harvey Keitel
Peter Boyle
Albert Brooks





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A Vietnam vet is a taxi driver who obsesses over a woman, while at the same time he tries to save a young prostitute. His mental instability makes him go to the extreme in certain situations.

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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Not my favorite Scorsese picture, but it's certainly a classic.

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Journey through the dirtiness of New York City with Taxi Driver. The film plays like a thriller, but, really, is a layered paranoid psychological study. Robert De Niro gives an appropriately unhinged performance as the film's anti-hero and the film's thematic depth is intriguing. The film, ultimately, has a redemptive conclusion (albeit a little up in the air,) though it drags us through the muck and slime of NYC in its search for fulfillment.

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This movie is so subtlety amazing. Easily jumped into my Top 25 favorite movies. Considering the first time I saw it was 2012 is a little crazy. De Niro gives his best performance that will be looked upon for decades. The slowness of the movie throughout adds to its luster when it all comes to unfold in a brilliant climax. "Are you looking at me?". Great movie (Top 25 Favorites) (Top 50 Greatest)

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09/14/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Characteristics of a masterpiece.

An observation. A continuation. An infatuation. An obsession. A culmination.
Taxi Driver may be the best character study ever made.

Travis Bickle has gone down in film history as the insomniac taxi driver/amoral philanthropist. For good reason.
Robert De Niro is one of my favorite actors, and I consider this his crowning achievement. The visceral tone and sense of calm he brings to this character who starts out so minute and bursts into insanity is incredible.
His character owes a lot to the brilliant script by Paul Schrader. Man, that guy knows how to effectively construct characters who know how to interact with each other. Some of these scenes are golden, especially the ones without dialogue, or just a shot of Travis' eyes ever-observing the city's grimy nightlife.

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04/03/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The odyssey of insanity

This is one of most brilliant scripts ever. It should be called The odyssey of insanity.
Why is he insane? City filled with "scum" is one big reason, enviroment in which 12 year old girl is prostitue is not enviroment where someone wants to live. Another reason is that main character is not very good in relationship with people, or is it better to say that he is completely alone and as such he doesnt see people in very positive light. One person he saw in positive light is that girl he took to porn film not knowing how is she going to react on that. That for sure scared her, and he felt even bigger hostility toward his enviroment. he had to do something. And at this point everyone can feel what he feels and that is something we have to thank for to writer and director. First he tries to ...

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08/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Taxi Driver review

Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle, is a former Marine and a taxi driver who enjoys pornography and women. He meets Betsy (Cybill Shepard), campaign volunteer for New York Senator Charles Palantine. Bickle encounters a 12 year old prostitute named Iris (Jodie Foster). He finds a way to let Iris escape from Sport (Harvey Keitel). An enthralling screenplay, endearing score and excellent cinematography that showed the hellish streets, the picture exemplifies societies vile. Flow of the film was flawlessly accomplished. Foster and De Niro were brilliant in their roles; you see the charm in Iris and the recluse nature of Travis. Some memorable quotes: Travis Bickle – “Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.” “All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go...

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