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4.4
28,477 Ratings

Taxi Driver

Directed by Martin Scorsese
United States, 1976
Drama, Crime
  • English
  • No subtitles

Synopsis

An emotionally and mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran named Travis Bickle takes a job as a New York City cab driver. Suffering from both relentless insomnia and general misanthropy, Bickle sets out to save a twelve-year-old prostitute from the clutches of her pimp.

Our take

Scorsese’s New Hollywood classic, a brutal neo-noir, comes from a different New York: dirty, hardscrabble, crime-plagued, longing for relief. Travis Bickle wants to wipe the city clean, but would he be happy with the shiny, money-slick Big Apple of today? The definitive portrait of an American era.

Taxi Driver Directed by Martin Scorsese

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