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

Review

Total
8/10
Overall
8.0/10

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

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action.

Taxi Driver (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)

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

Director

Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. One of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in film history. Scorsese’s body of work explores themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, nihilism, crime and sectarianism. Many of his films are known for their depiction of violence and the liberal use of profanity. Scorsese has also dedicated his life to film preservation and film restoration by founding the nonprofit organization The Film Foundation in 1990, as well as the World Cinema Foundation in 2007 and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.

Cast


Robert De Niro / Travis Bickle

Jodie Foster / Iris Steensma

Albert Brooks / Tom

Harvey Keitel / Sport

Leonard Harris
Peter Boyle
Cybill Shepherd
Diahnne Abbott
Frank Adu
Victor Argo

Taxi Driver (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)

Movie title: Taxi Driver

Movie description: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action.

Date published: May 17, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 113 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Martin Scorsese

Writer(s): Paul Schrader

Cinematography: Michael Chapman

Music: Bernard Herrmann

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

Genre: Drama

Companies: Columbia Pictures

Overall
8/10
8/10

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