Taxi Driver Review: A Disturbing Look at Isolation From Martin Scorsese

Even in the digital age, it’s possible to come to a classic film almost entirely unspoiled, and to be surprised.

All I’d heard about Taxi Driver before this year was Robert De Niro’s “you talkin’ to me?” speech and the role the film played in John Hinckley Jr’s delusions, so it was full of surprises.

It surprised me that Peter Boyle had a prominent part.

It surprised me that there was a significant female character other than Jodie Foster.

It surprised me that the film was under two hours, if barely.

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