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This entertaining movie contains lots of fun, action, laughters and
impressive races . The film is developed in Marseille where again we
find the sympathetic young named Daniel, (Sami Naceri) driving a
spectacular taxi . The foul-mouthed cabbie join forces with the bungler
inspector named Emilien(Frederic Diefenthal). Daniel is the fastest
Cabman with an attractive fiancée(Marion Cotillard), while Emilian goes
after a gorgeous Inspector woman(Emma Sjoberg) and commanded by chief
Commissaire(Bernard Farcey). The police Inspector is a complete inept
behind the car and Daniel helps him to investigate the kidnapping a
Japanase high authority and his love interest ,Inspector Sjoberg. When
Daniel has problems , then he's forced to collaborate with Emilien.
They pursue a gang of Japanese who attempt to kidnap the Minister of
Defense and when they are on the heels of the band , the crooks drive a
speed demon pursued by the taxi in a fast and furious race . This is an
action-comedy film , chronicling the relationship between the
narrow-minded cabdriver and the botcher cop ,among others amusing
The motion picture mingles noisy action , car pursuits, humor with tongue in cheek, shootouts, rip roaring and lots of amusement. From the beginning to the end the action packed is fast moving, provides fast and furious entertainment with overwhelming scenes. Displays nonstop action and is extremely bemusing and hilarious. There are chases galore in breathtaking velocity and with impressive finale race cars, filmed by magnificent stunts and excellent visual effects. Colorful cinematography and appropriate musical score fitting to action by Khemya. The picture is lavishly produced by great producer and director Luc Besson and well directed by Gerard Krawczyk (Fanfan La Tulipe, Wasabi, Heroines). Followed by more sequels Taxi 3(2003) y Taxi 4(2007), all directed by Gerard Krawczyc and same actors ; furthermore an American version with Queen Lafitah, Henry Simmons and Jimmy Fallon, being directed by Tim Story. The flick will appeal to adrenaline enthusiasts and those young people looking for amusing and strong emotions. It's a must see for the cars aficionados.
Taxi 2 is a classic example that it IS possible to make a great sequel ! It's got everything you'd expect from a future classic action-comedy ...and it's French !?! Well, it's no surprise to this critic. Author and producer Luc Besson hasn't let me down yet. The guy just doesn't make a bad movie ! Just go see it, you'll know what I'm talking about !
Sometimes you're in mood to see an "Easy-to-watch" movie, a movie that not requires you to sit tight and be concentrated while watching. Taxi 2 is certainly such a movie, and if you're a Car-fanatic, you're in for the ride of your life! As it is not necessary to have seen the first film, I strongly recommend it, especially if you like this one!
Luc Besson successfully follows up his ridiculously popular French action
film 'Taxi Taxi' (1998). Taxi 2 delivers exactly what it promises -
extensive action and basic, but intricately setup humour. Although
intellectually lacking, this stimulating film it is easily the most
entertaining movies I've even seen.
Although I didn't speak French, I was able to readily follow along with the plot. A Japanese ambassador visiting France becomes a hostage of a large gang currently running circles around the helpless French police. Samy Neci plays Daniel, a speed demon and extraordinarily talented taxi driver. When his disregard for safety land him in an awkward position with the police, he grudgingly agrees to help them rein in the terrorists.
Quentin Tarantino style, 'Ronin'-esque action and the unmistakable addition of 'French' humour make this movie a unique viewing. Surprisingly well shot and edited, Taxi 2 is a pleasure to view. The perception of a film's quality often lies in the basis of the audience's expectations. Taxi 2 was vastly entertaining, stylistic, adrenaline filled and well worth the effort to track down and view - that is if your expectations are fitting the films strengths.
I spent a nice time watching this movie. I was laughing nearly all the time.
Although I can speak French but it was not enough to understand many of the
wordplays which are also surely not appropriately translatable in the
subtitles. As usual in the French comedy they have to mock of the
authorities like the government, the police or the army. Even the French
president and prime minister did not escape this fate. Generally it's a
movie to have fun in it . Since the movie takes place in south France the
Arab immigrants has to show up in it with their accent. Many of the
dialogues were in fact a critic against things that happen in France like
among others the maltreatment of some foreigners by the police.
There is nothing special concerning the scenario or the direction. Anyway one cannot expect to see a movie with a totally coherent scenario. It's rather a light movie for having fun not in a totally stupid manner as is the case in many comedies. The actors played there roles in an appropriate manner also without any special or outstanding acting.
As usual, the IMDB users who feel they belong to the upper eschilons of
society have mocked this, a film which is genuinely funny.
From the start the film is funny - a rally car being overtaken by a taxi - 'Tourists!' as he calls them. Some great exhibition driving, good stunts and a black impenetrable car which starts when someone says ninja to it.
Some good gags, good laughs and overall a very funny film. Although I feel it loses some of its charm in translation, my very limited knowledge of French helped me appreciate a bit more than I would have.
Though it isn't burdened with a heavy plot or serious acting, it's a great
comedy. I don't know how it did in the USA, but here in Taiwan it was a hit.
It's fresh and clean, and shows some nice French locations. But it's funny.
Certainly, there are things taken from other films, but it really is funny.
This is a film which the whole family can enjoy, as there is very little violence and, as far as I could tell, no foul language. I rented the DVD, and unfortunately, it did not have an English soundtrack, only subtitles, but the translation was excellent, bringing a lot of the play on words into the mix.
I wonder how much those Peugeots go for...
I just felt like mindless entertainment yesterday and this fills the
bill nicely. Luc Besson follows up his successful Taxi with taxi 2, and
a new director Gérard Krawczyk (The Messenger: The Story of Joan of
Arc), who he will keep for the next two sequels.
The regulars are back: Samy Naceri as Daniel, Frédéric Diefenthal as Émilien, Marion Cotillard as Lilly, and Emma Wiklund as Petra. Jean-Christophe Bouvet (Marie Antoinette) joins the cast as a General and Lilly's father.
A family meeting with Lilly's parents is interrupted as Daniel once again is thrust into the savior role and works with Emilien to save the Japanese ambassador, who is inspecting a new police vehicle and anti-gang tactics. Of course, the Yakuza is involved, as they do not want these things in Japan.
The usual action and laughs with some karate thrown in. Petra dazzles us with her moves sans underwear, along with Japanese beauty Tsuyu Shimizu.
This film sees Emilien make the moves towards Petra, while Daniel's love life with Lilly is constantly interrupted.
Good clean fun as only the French can do.
This is definitely better than the original, it's more efficiently directed, faster in pace and funnier. The plot may be predictable, there are occasional moments of weak dialogue and Marion Cotilard who was so sublime as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose is given little to do as Lilly. That said, it is very funny, with some good gags. Plus the french locations are stunning, the car chases are awesome and the martial arts sequences are absolutely great. Other pluses are the snappy direction, a cool soundtrack and a smoking hot Emma Sjoberg (aka Wiklund). Also the pace is faster, and other than Sjoberg another standout was Bernard Farcy as Chief Inspector Gilbert who was hilarious at times. All in all, this is a fun sequel, and better than the first film in my opinion. 7/10 Bethany Cox
Taxi 2 is an action-comedy. No serious drama, interesting story or a
Oscar-winning comedy. Just a ordinary, very funny comedy.
Samy Naceri and Frederic Diefenthal return when a Japanese minister comes to France for some kind of new defense strategy. Of course, that strategy has to be showed, and than it goes wrong. The Japanese minister is kidnapped and the police tries with the help of Samy Naceri to get him back.
The final of the film is a bit overdone, when almost a dozen police-cars hit each other near to the Eiffel tower. Absolutely not realistic, but that's not such a bad thing, isn't it? It's the result of a great car-chase before, and the things that happen then are so dumb but so funny; irresistible. The greatest moment of the movie is when Samy Naceri, Frederic Diefenthal, some Japanese girl and the military father of Samy Naceri's girlfriend jump out of a plane. And when they come down...great, great, great, great!
Taxi 2 is a real must-see. Typically French, but great fun.
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