The trailer that advertises the twentieth anniversary, restored version of this film claims that "Taxi Driver" introduced us to the four most frightening words in American cinema: "You talkin' to me?" Frankly, I don't know what moron thought up this ad campaign. Sure, the movie introduces us to four frightening words, but those aren't the ones. The words I'm thinking of are so hideous they'll send a chill up your spine and turn your brain into an ice cube. Here they are:
There's a flurry of activity in the last five minutes of this film, but there really isn't a whole lot going on before that. Robert De Niro drives around in his taxi. Robert De Niro sits in his taxi and stares at Cybill Shepherd. Robert De Niro drives around in his taxi and thinks about Cybill Shepherd. Robert De Niro drives around in his taxi some more. Mr. Cranky drifts off to sleep.
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