'Taxi Driver' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   4 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   62 reviews
  • Vincent Canby New York Times (Top Critic)
    70
    You may want to argue with Taxi Driver at the end, and with good reason, but it won't be a waste of time.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Philip French Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    Only Raging Bull features a better performance from Robert De Niro.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    100
    What a mad and brilliant film it is: 1,000-degree proof Seventies cinema.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Desson Thomson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Since the mid-1970s, the movie has become presciently emblematic of our emotionally diseased, violence-prone culture.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • J. Hoberman Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Like Werner Herzog's Aguirre or Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver is auteurist psychodrama.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Michael Atkinson Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Martin Scorsese's history-making scald is truly a phenomenon from another day and age. Which is to say, imagine a like-minded film of this decade killing at the box office and getting nommed for Best Picture.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    100
    One of the best and most powerful of all films.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    75
    Perhaps the most formally ravishing-as well as the most morally and ideologically problematic-film ever directed by Martin Scorsese, the 1976 Taxi Driver remains a disturbing landmark for the kind of voluptuous doublethink it helped ratify.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • A.D. Murphy Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Variety (Top Critic)
    It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    100
    A masterful psychological study, the depth of which can only fully be appreciated on repeat viewings.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Richard Schickel TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    [Scorsese] seems to need scripts with well-designed humor and performers with the spirit of Ellen Burstyn to compensate for what seems to be a fundamentally depressed view of life and the belief that sobriety is the equivalent of seriousness.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Thomas Caldwell Cinema Autopsy
    100
    Taxi Driver is a brilliant study of alienation, obsession, paranoia and perverse desire. There's an undeniable power and grittiness that very few films have come close to capturing since.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Matt Glasby Total Film
    100
    Scorsese's masterpiece of urban alienation...
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • R. L. Shaffer IGN DVD
    100
    A haunting, visceral trip through the mind of a man on the edge of his own sanity.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Jennie Kermode Eye for Film
    100
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Derek Malcolm This is London
    100
    Melodramatic as it often is, the film is a riveting watch and De Niro provides a character study it is impossible to forget.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • John Ferguson Radio Times
    100
    The bustling helter-skelter of Scorsese's Mean Streets gives way to a measured, chilly calm, and cinematographer Michael Chapman ensures the Big Apple glistens with barely concealed menace.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Dave Calhoun Time Out
    100
    Bickle is complex, intriguing and never one-note.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Rob Humanick Slant Magazine
    100
    Hitchcockian unease permeates the film, but so too does a Godardian use of space and a Bressonian focus on obsession heighten the mounting sense of dread.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • David Gurney Common Sense Media
    80
    Portrait of a very disturbed man; NOT for kids.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Sean Axmaker Turner Classic Movies Online
    ... a portrait in psychosis and dislocation with a protagonist whose racism and intolerance becomes his excuse to unleash his anger in a violent spree under the guise of heroism.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Radheyan Simonpillai AskMen.com
    96
    Writer Paul Schrader and director Martin Scorsese made names for themselves with this exquisitely crafted window into the contemporary male psyche. Taxi Driver seems aimless, taking as many u-turns and detours as a cabby does in the night. But it's
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Richard Luck Film4
    100
    If you haven't seen Taxi Driver, your education in film hasn't even begun.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Philip French Observer [UK]
    Martin Scorsese's masterly Taxi Driver both encapsulates and transcends its times.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
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