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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30

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  1. TravisC
    Feb 21, 2008
    4
    Alex Gibney does a disservice to his previous (and infinitely better) film, "Enron, et al." THIS film ("Taxi") had essentially no point. What -- torture is bad? Duh. Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld are bad? No kidding. A two-hour guilt-trip that I could do without. Go see "Sicko" instead.
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82

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    70
    In the end, this passionate indictment of present U.S. policies stirs both sadness and outrage.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    70
    Photos and video of torture at Bagram and Abu Ghraib are the most viscerally disturbing elements of Taxi to the Dark Side, but the way soft-spoken soldiers were transformed into beasts with the tacit approval of the higher-ups is just as profoundly chilling.
  3. It’s the equal of "No End in Sight" in its tight focus on the nuts and bolts of incompetence, and it surpasses any recent melodrama in the empathy it evokes for both its victims and--surprisingly--victimizers.