TAXI (1998)

TAXI  (1998)

Name      : Taxi
Format    : Mkv
Size      : 300M
Director: Gérard Pirès
Movie Type: Action Comedy, Police Comedy
Main Cast: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Emma Sjöberg, Manuela Gourary
Release Year: 1998
Country: FR
Run Time: 86 minute
Genre: Comedy
Download Files: 300Mb-Cramit
Download Files: 300Mb-eu


Taxi driver Daniel (Samy Naceri) gets out of a traffic offense by making a deal with arresting-officer Emilien (Frederic Diefenthal). A friendship develops as Daniel chauffeurs Emilien about, and soon the two are in pursuit of German bank robbers. This film was scripted by Luc Besson during the 30 days he waited for Columbia’s decision on his The Fifth Element, and it was completed on the day Columbia okayed The Fifth Element. After a fall from a horse put director Gerard Pires in the hospital, director Gerard Krawczyk subbed since permits issued by Marseilles cited a set time period, and the start date could not be changed. More than 100 cars took part in the crashes and chases through the Marseilles streets with stuntwork by famed racecar drivers. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide

A check-your-brain-at-the-door concoction of automotive adrenaline and jaw-dropping stunt driving, it’s easy to see how Taxi’s script was cranked-out in 30 days by prolific French director (serving as producer and screenwriter on this outing) Luc Besson. As transparent as the script and characters are, at a brisk 90 minutes, there isn’t much time to ponder the details of characterization and plot development amid the ever increasing blur of smashes, crashes, and consistently amusing vehicular mayhem. Loud and obnoxious, though good-humored if not a bit juvenile, the souped-up super taxi will likely re-conjure dreams of the supercharged, gadget-filled James Bond cars of childhood fantasies. Racing through the streets of Marseilles at breakneck speeds and proving that you don’t need buckets of cash and computer-generated effects to create an effectively effervescent popcorn movie, Taxi is the epitome of sensory overload over substance. Though more than a little of the film’s flamboyantly French humor will likely be lost to international audiences, the easygoing nature of the film combined with its infectiously cartoonish characters and action may not deliver any redeeming social messages or any major cinematic epiphanies, though you’re not likely to find yourself checking your watch or drifting off into a celluloid-induced coma either. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide 


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