Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Perhaps the most formally ravishing-as well as the most morally and ideologically problematic-film ever directed by Martin Scorsese. (Review of Original Release).
  2. 100
    A brilliant nightmare and like all nightmares it doesn't tell us half of what we want to know. (Review of Original Release)
  3. 100
    One of Scorsese's most influential and disturbing films on the big screen. (Review twenty years after release).
  4. Its deeply anarchic sensibility has kept Taxi Driver fresh all these years. (Review twenty years after release).
  5. Acting of this sort is rare in films. It is a display of talent, which one gets in the theater, as well as a demonstration of behavior, which is what movies usually offer. Were Mr. De Niro less an actor, the character would be a sideshow freak. (Review of Original Release)
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    100
    An undeniably brilliant, nightmarish portrait of one man's personal hell. (Review of original release)
  7. 100
    You either love it or you love it; in any case, Martin Scorsese's history-making scald is truly a phenomenon from another day and age.
  8. 100
    It hasn't aged so much as triumphantly metastasized. (Review twenty years after release).
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 370 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    9
    "Taxi Driver", with "Raging Bull", is THE true American crime movie i'm talking about. Martin Scorsese presents the true countenance of the cinema of crime with powerful characters and jazzy music. Stars Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster also skillfully handled the movie with appealing performances in the movie too (De Niro HAD to get a **** Oscar!!). Its a movie where you watch it and become spellbound by the sheer epicness of the film. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2013
    10
    On my list for one of the best films ever, Taxi Driver is by far Scorsese's best direction ever.
  3. Sep 19, 2012
    10
    This is Probably One Of Martin Scorsese's Best Film Ever, I would Recommend It To Every Body, Robert De Niro's Best Performance And It Won The Palme D'or At The Cannes Film Festival In 1976. Full Review »