A young girl (Ingrid Rubio) no passing a degree exam , leaves university and cuts her hair , then her father (Angel Andrés López) puts her working as a taxi woman . Soon she discovers that her daddy is not only a driver but also a member of a racist group formed by other cab workers . They form a dangerous and xenophobe gang (Agata Lys , Eusebio Lázaro , Francisco Maestre) who are taking down immigrants , gays , transvestite , junkies and black people . Meanwhile , she falls in love with a young boy named Dani (Carlos Fuentes) , also a taxi-driver and a colleague of the fascist band , and son of Reme (Agata Lys).The film delivers a sour denounce against racism and xenophobia from a family perspective , concerning about a nasty band who is eliminating people they consider social scum . This issue was formerly treated by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón in his successful movie Camada Negra . This Saura film tried to create a sort of Spanish Neo-Realism by tackling the fascism and the extreme-right wing from a sociological point of view . Unlikely and non-sense screenplay by Santiago Rivero that has some flaws and gaps . It contains violent and crude scenes as well as improbable happenings . The story relies heavily on the love story of two protagonists . Nice acting from the two debuting actors , Carlos Fuentes and Ingrid Rubio who play and speak naturally . Ingrid Rubio stands out as the young girl who after failing an exam , is forced by her father , a taxi-driver, to learn his profession , she shines with her big eyes and spontaneity . Support cast is frankly excellent such as : Agata Lys , Angel Andres López , Francisco Maestre , Eusebio Lázaro , Rodolfo Sancho , Maite Blasco , Pilar Castro , among others . Special mention for the glamorous and brilliant cinematography by the great cameraman Vittorio Storaro , showing a mysterious Park of Retiro full of lights and shades at the end of the movie . And an evocative musical score plenty of Flamenco songs . The motion picture was well directed by Carlos Saura . The film won numerous prizes and nominations as Camerimage 1996 , Nominated Golden Frog Vittorio Storaro , San Sebastián International Film Festival 1996 Won Special Mention Ingrid Rubio , Nominated Golden Seashell Carlos Saura , Spanish Actors Union 1997 Won Newcomer Award Ingrid Rubio , Nominated Award of the Spanish Actors Union Film : Performance in a Minor Role Pilar Ordóñez . Saura is a well accepted director both nationally and internationally, and in proof of it he won many awards among which there are the following ones : Silver Bear in the Berlin Festival for La Caza or The Hunt (1966), his greatest success in 1965, and for Peppermint Frappé (1967), in 1967. Special Jury Awards in Cannes for La Prima Angélica (1974), in 1973, and for Cría Cuervos (1976) his second big hit , in 1975 . Also, the film Mamá Cumple 100 años (1979) got an Oscar nomination in 1979 as the best foreign film, and it also won the Special Jury Award at the San Sebastian Festival. Along his long career he has won several Goya awards as best adapted screenplay writer and best director.
A stupid detective that is not a good driver uses a terrific taxi driver, who dreams to be a pilot of racing car, to chase four bank robbers in a BMW. With this simple story line, \"Taxi\" is a very silly movie, but I laughed a lot. The greatest attraction for me was certainly the debut of the Brazilian top model Gisele Bündchen as \"actress\". But indeed Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon carry this dumb, ridiculous and absurd story in a very funny way. Another funny situation for the Brazilian viewers is to hear Ana Cristina de Oliveira speaking Portuguese with a strong accent from Portugal as if she were Brazilian. I laughed a lot with her pronunciation in Portuguese, which sounds very funny for us. I totally disagree with comments like \"the worst movie ever made\", probably made by persons without sense of humor as commented by another IMDb user. \"Austin Powers\" movies, just as an example, are dumber and less funny than \"Taxi\". If the viewer does not have much expectation about this film, he or she may probably have a good time. My vote is six.Title (Brazil): \"Taxi\"
I remember seeing bits and pieces of the original foreign language film of the same name, and I remember hearing about this remake from the appearance of the leading actor on The Secret Policeman's Ball 2006, next to EastEnders' Shaun Williamson saying how bad it was, so I had to see why, from director Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four). Basically Isabelle 'Belle' Williams (Queen Latifah) has recently left her old job to become a New York taxi driver, but being a speed demon she has cab modified to have turbo engine, but her real dream is to be a champion race car driver. This is derailed however by the appearance of overeager undercover cop Andrew 'Andy' Washburn (Jimmy Fallon) who has a knack for causing chaos and has no driving skills, despite getting a licence. He is chasing a trio of beautiful female bank robbers, led by Vanessa (Gisele Bündchen), and Belle ends up being the only witness in the case and the only accomplice to solve the crime. So begins a game of cat and mouse with the two most unlikely partners chasing the robbers, and only causing mishaps all over the place, and of course making Lt. Marta Robbins (Jennifer Esposito) more mad. After the lieutenant says enough is enough, and takes Andy's melted (by Belle's hubby) off him, he and Belle do reconcile, and she teaches him to drive a little bit, and in the end they of course get the bad girls and everything settles. Also starring Ann-Margret as Mrs. Washburn, Henry Simmons as Jesse, Christian Kane as Agent Mullins and Ana Cristina De Oliveira as Redhead. Latifah's ghetto girl one liners are wasted, Fallon is a complete waste of space, the chase sequence don't make any difference to how bad it is, I remember giggling once, but only once, the story has absolutely no laugh out loud moments, a stupid action comedy. Pretty poor! 59ce067264