"Taxi! Taxi!" is a social comedy set in the metropolitan city-state of Singapore, told through the encounters of two characters who are in what is widely perceived as the most sociable profession on the island taxi drivers. Inspired by famed blogger Dr Cai Mingjie's real life accounts as a taxi driver in his bestseller "Diary Of A Taxi Driver: True Stories From Singapore's Most Educated Cabdriver", the movie follows the trials and tribulations of a retrenched microbiology scientist, Professor Chua, as he turns to taxi driving after several failed job attempts. Along the way, he befriends (although they didn't quite start off as friends from the get-go) a veteran taxi driver, Ah Tau. The two men, who appear to be polar opposites of each other in every aspect from educational levels, personalities, attitudes toward life and even the languages that they speak, eventually find themselves interdependent and influencing each other in ways that they probably had never imagined
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Dickie L (ca) wrote: Not much screaming going on here. This is a simple, understated drama about a man who drafts his 20 year old son into the war in Chad for his own personal gain. Beautifully photographed and well played by its cast. Will probably be a bit too lugubrious for a lot of people.
Saba Z (jp) wrote: that was an average one
Jonah D (ru) wrote: Ozu meets Godard, or as another reviewer put it, a surreal version of Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander. In another sense, it's a tender, intimate portrait of a family, a coming-of-age story, a figuring out your life story, and a hilariously surreal and bizarre projection of internal psychological state into the surrounding milieu.I would place this along Ozu's masterpiece Tokyo Story as one of the most touching and nuanced explorations of family in Japanese cinema.
Brad S (ag) wrote: Saw this when it first came out, and sorta liked it. I felt the same watching it again, they have a lot of great actors, but it feels lacking. I had higher hope considering the cast including Stiller, Macy, Azaria, Rush, Kinnear, Studi, etc. Worth a watch, but not great.
Robert I (nl) wrote: Another reason Tim Allen's movie career went nowhere.
Bill B (kr) wrote: I gave this another look recently on Blu-ray, and I have to say that it holds up well.My second experience with Frank Henenlotter; this one is a lot of fun, filled with crazy effects, amusing twists and a truly memorable splattery climax.I really need to dig further into the man's (fairly small) filmography, as he seems to have a fun, twisted sensibility that I can really enjoy.Well worth a look.
Jason Z (it) wrote: great movie with Hulk Hogan
AJ T (us) wrote: Amazing character piece, but turns on the melodrama knob up to 200 pretty much every time a woman enters the frame, which makes it less of a classic and more of a REALLY good episode of MASH.
william m (ru) wrote: Some good action, and keeps a strong pace. Though, the voice cast and some of the characters leave more to be desired.