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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 14, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: Based on the Luc Besson film Taxi, New York detective Caitlyn "Cat" Sullivan (Chyler Leigh) has been seeking her father's killer when she was demoted to foot patrol. After she discovers taxi driver Leo Romba (Jacky Ido) he lied on his immigration forms, they form a partnership to help each other.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Jun 24, 2014
    83
    There’s something lighthearted about the proceedings, murder and mayhem aside, because the show is more interested in the character drama than the procedure. Taxi Brooklyn embraces the New York-ness of both its main characters, and that bodes well for its future--and provides something fascinating to watch through the summer, in the meantime.
  2. Reviewed by: Ray Rahman
    Jun 19, 2014
    83
    A pretty spry police procedural. A lot of the credit goes to the chemistry between stars Chyler Leigh (the Brooklyn-raised detective) and Jacky Ido (the French-born cabbie). [27 Jun 2014, p.57]
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Jun 25, 2014
    70
    Taxi Brooklyn isn’t a game-changer, but it’s a well-written, solid summer offering that’s worth checking out.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 24, 2014
    50
    If you like some of those undemanding USA shows, you just might cotton to this one. Taxi Brooklyn requires no thinking--in fact, it discourages thinking. Ido is winning, too, which helps matters.
  5. Reviewed by: Jon Caramanica
    Jun 24, 2014
    40
    [A] too glossy, too skeletal procedural.
  6. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jun 24, 2014
    40
    Despite the shaky-cam usage, jarring jump cuts and incomprehensible editing that complicates already head-spinning plots (where phrases like "Chinese hackers" are thrown out casually, but never followed up on), Taxi Brooklyn is still unlikely to fool viewers into thinking it is anything more than a middling show on a midweek night.
  7. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jun 23, 2014
    25
    Pardonne-moi, but car chases and creative cinematography aren’t enough to make up for lame jokes and hackneyed storylines.

See all 15 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Jul 27, 2014
    10
    Great chemistry and humor. The writing is full of enjoyable surprises. Excellent show. Succeeds where Brooklyn Nine-Nine is more like a Saturday night Live skit with lots of goofy clowning, Brooklyn Taxi is a screwball comedy like those from the thirties and forties that were well written. Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    10
    Love this show. Both main characters provide surprises and unexpected laughter. The suspense and plot twists blow us away. I hope that the network keeps these get cast on the air. If the first shows are any indication they can continue to draw us in to the plot and the people. Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2014
    9
    When I first heard about the show's premise, I thought, "No freakin way!" But since nothing else was on, I gave it a shot. I must say that Brooklyn Taxi is surprisingly entertaining! And no more unbelievable than Castle.
    The cast chemistry is stellar and the writing is witty.
    I'm hooked!
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  4. Jul 10, 2014
    9
    I think this is a great new cop show not sure how far they can take it with taxi driver not being a cop but it is a funny new idea for cop show. I really hope it makes it for a whole season at least Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2014
    2
    Hit man is trapped in hospital room surround by cops then he shoots his way out by destroying everything on a nurses station counter. How stupid do the writers think their audience is? And the taxi driver does not seem foreign enough to be a taxi driver in NY.
    I would check the spoilers box but I have no idea what it pertains to in this context.
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  6. Aug 7, 2014
    0
    Worst show on TV. Bad acting, bad dialog, & lame stories. The main character is the worst imaginable detective. Everything she thinks is wrong while the taxi driver that drives her around sees all the clues and figures out each case. I keep hoping that it will get better with time, but it has not. Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2014
    0
    This show was ok at first, but after few episodes go really, really bad. It's like completely different writers are working on it now. In last episode, when a gang of thugs attacked the police precinct, they tried to call for a backup on a landline, but it was disconnected. So they decided to hide and wait it out, while those thugs were throwing molotovs through windows. Because, you know, cellphones stop working when you cut the cord. And don't get me started on episode before that one. Writers on this show are total retards. Expand