Taxi Driver (1976), a Martin Scorsese Movie. Reviews

Taxi Driver (1976), a Martin Scorsese Movie. Reviews

Taxi Driver is a 1976 drama movie directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro. With Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel and Cybill Shepherd (Moonlight). It was written by Paul Schrader.

Plot

For psychotic, pistol-packing Vietnam vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), New York City seems like a circle of hell. Driving his cab each night through the bleak Manhattan streets, Bickle observes with fanatical loathing the sleazy lowlifes who comprise most of his fares. By day he haunts the porno theaters of 42nd Street, taking his cues from the violent vision of life portrayed in these movies. As badly as Travis wants to connect with the people around him–including Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), a lovely blonde campaign worker, and Iris (Jodie Foster), a prepubescent prostitute he tries to save–his attempts are thwarted and his pent-up rage grows, turning him into a Mohawk-wearing walking time bomb. (Filmaffinity)

Movie Reviews

“One of the few relatively recent films (like ‘The Godfather’) to join the pantheon of popular classics and great American cinema.

Desson Thomson: The Washington Post

A vivid, galvanizing portrait of a character so particular that you may be astonished that he makes consistent dramatic sense.

Vincent Canby: The New York Times

What is completely worthy of recognition here is De Niro’s altogether devastating performance (…) What finally makes the movie so compelling is director Martin Scorsese’s scathing vision of New York.

Kathleen Carroll: New York Daily News

Awards

Oscar: nominated for Best Picture, Actor (De Niro), Supp. Actress (Foster) and OST
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) – Best Film
Golden Globe: nominated for Actor – Drama (De Niro), Screenplay

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Taxi Driver (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)

Movie title: Taxi Driver

Movie description: For psychotic, pistol-packing Vietnam vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), New York City seems like a circle of hell. Driving his cab each night through the bleak Manhattan streets, Bickle observes with fanatical loathing the sleazy lowlifes who comprise most of his fares. By day he haunts the porno theaters of 42nd Street, taking his cues from the violent vision of life portrayed in these movies. As badly as Travis wants to connect with the people around him--including Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), a lovely blonde campaign worker, and Iris (Jodie Foster), a prepubescent prostitute he tries to save--his attempts are thwarted and his pent-up rage grows, turning him into a Mohawk-wearing walking time bomb. (Filmaffinity)

Date published: May 17, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 113 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Martin Scorsese

Actor(s): Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris, Martin Scorsese, Joe Spinell

Genre: Drama

Overall
8/10
8/10

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