1976 / USA / 113 min. / Colour
Director: Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd
Scorsese and De Niro were made for each other and everything that has made this enduring director/actor partnership so productive is on display in this gritty, engrossing tale of Travis Bickle’s descent into his own dystopian hell. Full of now iconic set pieces (“Are you looking at me?”), Taxi Driver is part fable, part morality play, part strong-blooded vigilante thriller. The film lays out all the facts and leaves it to each of us to decide whether Bickle is an avenging angel or psychopathic thug.