Taxi Driver Movie Review – 1976 Scorsese / De Niro Classic

It’s time for my Taxi Driver movie review, the Blu-ray version. Many of you will have no doubt have seen this film over the years, some of you will have always intended to watch but never actually got around to see it.

You have probably heard people talk about it as being an absolute classic. But just what is it all about? Is it really that great of a movie? Let’s find out…

  • Taxi Driver Movie Review (1976 Thriller)
  • Directed By Martin Scorsese
  • Written By Paul Schrader
  • Running Time 113 Mins
  • Music By Bernard Herrmann
  • Starring Robert De Niro ; Jodie Foster ; Albert Brooks ; Harvey Keitel ; Cybill Shepherd
Plot

Taxi Driver is the story of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), a former US Marine honourably discharged. Travis is a lonely and depressed guy who lives in New York City. He takes a job as, I bet you can’t guess? Yes a “Taxi Driver” who works nights six or seven times a week.

He notices Betsy (Cybill Shepard) working in a campaign office for Senator Charles Palantine, who is running for President. Eventually he plucks up the courage to ask her out. However all does not go well when he takes her to the movies. In fact things are not going particularly well for Travis and he does not like what he sees on the streets, drugs, guns, pimps and the like.

He wants to clean up the streets, so he gets equipped and we hear one of the most famous lines in movie history.

“Are You Talking To Me”

Travis seeks out Iris (Jodie Foster) a young prostitute, in order to save her. A shootout follows but I won’t tell you how that pans out. There is way more to the film than this but that’s the basic plot dealt with.

Conclusion – Taxi Driver Movie Review (Blu-ray)

Watching this again for the review has made me realise just how good this movie is. I mean it was made in 1976 and it stands the test of time.

We have great acting from Robert De Niro and all the main players including Jodie Foster, great direction from Martin Scorsese and what about that musical score. For those of you who are unaware the score is by one the best in movie history.

Yes I’m talking Bernard Herrmann, remember all those great scores from those great Alfred Hitchcock movies, well most of those are by him.  Think Psycho, North By Northwest, Vertigo to name but a few.

Put all these elements together and that is why this movie is a true classic and one you need, or rather must see!Recommended Films

So what is my movie rating for Taxi Driver (1976)?

  • Movie Rating: RECOMMENDED
  • Blu-ray Sound & Picture: EXCELLENT

Now you really do have a good reason to re-visit this great film!  It looks fantastic!

 


Taxi Driver is available now on Blu-ray:

 

 


Film Trailer

I’ll leave you with the Taxi Driver trailer

I hope you are enjoying our recommended movie series as more films are on their way.

Final Thought

That just about concludes my Blu-ray version Taxi Driver movie review. Have you seen this classic De Niro / Scorsese film?  Did it live up to all the hype surrounding it?

Whatever your opinion we want to hear from you, leave a comment below. If you enjoyed my Taxi Driver movie review, why not take a look at our Dirty Harry review.

 

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Taxi Driver (1976) Blu-ray Review

Director(s): Martin Scorsese

Actor(s): Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel

Genre: Thriller

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Rating
5

Summary

A cult classic that’s has been restored and released on Blu-ray and now can be enjoyed the way it should be!