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.
“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
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
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.
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
Companies: Columbia Pictures