100

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
It hasn't aged so much as triumphantly metastasized. (Review twenty years after release).
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Its deeply anarchic sensibility has kept Taxi Driver fresh all these years. (Review twenty years after release).
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100

TV Guide

An undeniably brilliant, nightmarish portrait of one man's personal hell. (Review of original release)
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A brilliant nightmare and like all nightmares it doesn't tell us half of what we want to know. (Review of Original Release)
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
One of Scorsese's most influential and disturbing films on the big screen. (Review twenty years after release).
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100

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
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.
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80

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
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)
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70

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Perhaps the most formally ravishing-as well as the most morally and ideologically problematic-film ever directed by Martin Scorsese. (Review of Original Release).
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93 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.