Day Nineteen: Taxi Driver (1976) (March of the Movies 2022)

What is under inspection today is a film I’ve actually wanted to watch for some time. Like Shawshank Redemption, Taxi Driver is considered a cinematic classic and masterpiece—one of the greatest films ever concocted. Such is appropriate given my overall thoughts is fairly similar to the film I’ve compared it to!

Though that is not to say the films are all that similar. Shawshank is fairly blunt, with an approachable aura that invites and indulges in many enjoyable fashions. Taxi Driver is more rough, jagged, and puzzle-like. Motivations aren’t clear-cut and neither are the characters. Robert De Niro as Travis is the heart of it all; all he can hope to do is make an impact.

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