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The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. Developed in the Sundance Laboratory, this film offers dove-tailing stories centering on the lives of individual taxi drivers as they reflect on and experience romance, politics, sociology, and spirituality. Written by
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Watch this if....you want to see a moving about people figuring themselves out. This was billed as more of a serial killer type film, but has a surprisingly very strong romantic theme.
Acting/Casting: 5.5* - Danny Glover is solid in the lead role and gives a good performance. I have never been a Michelle Rodriguez fan and this movie didn't change my mind. Pam Grier is okay, but should stick to playing a role with a gun in her hand. The remainder of the cast does a very nice job in their supporting roles.
Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 7* - I felt the one thing that this film did very well was that it captured New York. The viewer really gets an idea of what New York is all about and the movie has a good flow to it. In my opinion, this area is the strongest aspect of this film.
Plot/Characters: 5* - A non-committal romantic, an immigrant hoping for a better life, and a woman scarred by her past ghosts play cabbies in New York city. The sub-plot is that there is someone killing cab drivers on the graveyard shift and he is still at large. It is nothing new and an average plot.
Entertainment Value: 6* - It manages to entertain, but don't expect your typical serial killer movie. This movie is much more about these individuals finding themselves than a thriller. I'm glad I watched it, but probably won't have the desire to again.
My Score: 5.5+7+5+6 = 23.5/4 = 5.9
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