Taxi Driver (1976)

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Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Time: 113 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Storyline:

New York City taxi driver Travis Bickle constantly, almost obsessively, reflects on the ugly corruption of life around him, and becomes increasingly disturbed over his own loneliness and alienation. In nearly every phase of his life, he remains a complete outsider, failing to make emotional contact with anyone. Unable to sleep night after night, he haunts the local pornography emporiums to find diversion, and begins desperately thinking about an escape from his depressing existence.

One comment

  • Sandcooler

    “Taxi Driver” is a movie that thrives on the fact that anything Travis Bickle does is incredibly interesting. There’s not much to the first hour, he just hangs around his apartment and occasionally drives a taxi. And yet, it’s incredibly fascinating because there’s so much suppressed rage in the character. You don’t know what to think of him, but somehow you do know it can’t go well for very long. When everything goes to hell you get a fantastic and pretty unpredictable ending, but it’s the suspenseful build-up that really makes this movie a classic. Bickle is slowly driven to the edge by this filthy town full of whores, robbers, killers and Harvey Keitel with a stupid hat. You never know how he’s going to react to a certain situation, which makes the violent outbursts very effective. In “Taxi Driver” Scorsese has very much the same style he was developing in “Mean Streets”, but it seems like he has a lot more to say here. A truly unique movie by a director at the top of his league.

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