Taxi Driver (4K UHD)

 (4,201)8.21 h 53 min1976X-RayUHDR
Paul Schrader's gritty screenplay depicts the ever-deepening alienation of Vietnam Veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro in a tour-de-force performance), a psychotic cab driver who obsessively cruises the mean streets of Manhattan.
Directors
Martin Scorsese
Starring
Robert DeNiroCybill ShepherdHarvey Keitel
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Peter BoyleJodie FosterLeonard HarrisAlbert Brooks
Producers
Julia PhillipsMichael Phillips
Studio
Columbia Pictures
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

4201 global ratings

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Sabrina N. FrangReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Work of Dark Art
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My absolute favorite movie of all time. A true cinematic masterpiece. Everything about this film is perfection, from the moody atmosphere, to Bernard Hermann's score, to the acting. This a dark film about a man who is lost and slowly devolving into a ticking time bomb. DeNiro is a quiet revelation in this. There is not a dull moment in this film, and every scene builds to its climax. The final scene is haunting, and you realize that Travis is stuck in some sort of Hell for which he can not escape. Scorsese's best film, in my humble opinion.
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K. M. RayReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A fan of taxi driver couldn’t ask for more from this 40th anniversary edition.
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What can be said about taxi driver that hasn’t been said before? A dark, gritty, and unflinching look at New York in the 70s and into the Dark side of humanity and the inner workings of the lost mind. Basically Paul Schrader exercising his demons that most people will find disturbingly relatable, though few would admit to having this person inside them...well we all do, it’s just that some can’t stare the beast down & instead let it take over.

Aside from all that armchair critic stuff this Blu-ray is particularly good, it’s the best I’ve ever seen this film look with with a nice clean transfer without too much artificial noise reduction, the grain structure is still there so it looks like the “gritty” movie you remember, as it should.
the extras package, spread out over two discs, is more than any fan could realistically ask for, and since it’s currently available for less than $10 it’s a steal.

Highly recommended for anybody who is a fan of 70s filmmaking and isn’t afraid to look at the dark-side of human nature.
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Bare BonesReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
THE BARE BONES REVIEW
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The picture quality of this Blu-ray is excellent. Though the age and nature of the film does not lend itself to enormous amounts of fine detail, the film still looks amazing for its age. Minute details (where present) are quite clear, and the color palette shifts seamlessly between the more natural and vivid aspects of Travis' daytime activities to the yellow/green tint of 70's New York nightlife. I found no issues with the audio presentation. The dialogue, music, and sound effects were all crystal clear.

This particular release is loaded with special features. There are many documentaries and tributes, along with the standard trailers, commentaries, etc. A stack of collectibles snapshots was also included in the case, but I have no plans or need to open them. All in all, it's a very comprehensive release, and the quality of the transfer is top-notch. All releases of classic films should be handled with this level of care and thoroughness, because this was well worth the price.

No software update was needed in order to play this Blu-ray on my 2017 model LG Blu-ray player.
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L. C. ZurekReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A brutal classic that has never looked more beautiful
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If you haven't seen "Taxi Driver" in a few years, seeing it on Blu-Ray will jolt you the way moviegoers back in 1976 must have been jolted when they first saw this. The stunning transfer presents this movie in all it's gritty, violent glory. I've seen this movie numerous times, but again, seeing it in this format brought out all those nuances of New York City that past transfers couldn't deliver...you'll feel like your walking those mean streets yourself. A must for serious fans of seventies American cinema.
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The Wanderer of AkronReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best representation of a disturbed vigilante
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"Taxi Driver" is a classic and with good reason. Robert DeNiro plays the lead with a gritty and dark presence. He's shown very ambiguously at first, relatable even. The soundtrack is lovely and the shots are brilliant. The supporting cast is all excellent and the dialogue is very believable and on point (even if it is slightly dated now). While there isn't a lot of action, the moments leading up to it are so tense and dangerous that the action almost comes as a relief as much as a shock. The narration in this story doesn't actually tell you anything that you can't see for yourself. It only tells you want you don't see which is the most effective narration. The film does a great job with visual storytelling and allows you to figure things out for yourself and still leave room for surprises. Also, there are no throwaway scenes. Everything in the beginning matters in the end. It is also the most perfect handling of vigilantism. The violence isn't glorified. You witness everything through an impartial lens that plays no favorites and takes no sides. You decide that, not the movie. One of my favorites ever made.
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WynneReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
A review from the future
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I'm old enough to remember when Taxi Driver came out - but I never watched it. I don't know why. I finally decided it was time - it has been such an iconic movie - and I never quite know what the references to the movie are about. It was surprisingly still relevant. I was also expecting to be disappointed by the cinemagraphics and it was perfect - and by that I mean - I wasn't distracted by cheesy props or obvious old technology. For as raw and simple as this movie is - it is not simple at all. Robert De Niro - looks so achingly young and plays the "hero" - a burned out vet driving a taxi. I couldn't understand why he royally screwed up his date with the woman of his dreams - but it helped to make it clear just how screwed up in the head his character was. Jodi Foster was heartbreakingly young and I kept thinking about my daughters or myself at that age - and how horrible it was that she was so street savvy and so young. But both of their performances were just stellar - absolutely sucked you in and made you believe in them. If I had watched this then - the message may not have been as clear to me - as it is now. One take away for me - is that this is not such an unlikely scenario for our psychologically wounded vets. We have so many out there - at this point in time - "they" are saying the average number of veteran suicide a day is 22. 22!!! Watching De Niro's performance was like looking inside the head of one these soldiers - you got that he just didn't care about anything any longer - and it was obvious that no one cared about him. I am a veteran myself - and have some of my own fears. I am completely against wars - because they are nothing more than a racket - making money money for civilians and killing young idealistic people - all for the sake of power. This movie solidified those thoughts for me. Overall I enjoyed it - but it was definitely dark and dreary and should only be watched when your own internal system is well enough to handle this kind of misery.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A man feels he is the only one that can save NYC from its moral decay
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Taxi Driver of course is one of Martin Scorsese’s early classics. It starred Robert De Niro as New York City taxi driver Travis Bickle, Jodie Foster as a young teen prostitute named Iris, and Cybill Shepherd as a campaign worker named Betsy. The movie is about the moral decay of 1970s New York. Travis just got out of the Marines and returns home and is sick of what he finds. He looks at most people he picks up with a level of contempt. He comes to believe that he the working man is the savior that New York needs and that becoming a vigilante will right some of the wrongs he sees in the city. The movie poses the question of whether his actions were correct or not.

Travis does a voiceover narration of his daily journal entries that gives a glimpse into his psyche. He talks about all the animals he sees on the streets at night in New York. he hopes that someday a flood will occur and wipe the scum away. This explains his moral outrage and his black and white view of the world.

Scorsese and De Niro made Travis the quintessential man apart. He lives alone in an apartment. In his time off he goes to see porn movies. He has insomnia. He feels like he has nowhere to go. There’s an angst about him which leads to his actions later in the film.

There’s some iconic scenes like when Travis gives himself a mohawk, builds himself a sliding gun brace for his arm and starts talking to the mirror asking, “You talking to me?” in his imagined future confrontation with the scum he wants to eliminate. He believes that by saving one of these women he can make a difference. It’s another insight into the mind of Travis and will ultimately lead to the ending which questions his actions.

To this day this is an outstanding piece of art created by Scorsese.
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DerekReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
A boring taxi drive
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Plot was a bit to boring, as we follow our main character make money with his taxi job. Yes, things happen along the way, and a funky final part, but nothing to really recommend... A little too much hype.
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