Parents' Guide to

Taxi

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Think twice before hailing this Taxi.

Movie PG-13 2004 97 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

good movie

Really appropriate for children for 10 years old

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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TAXI has some numbingly obvious musical cues and even more numbingly obvious jokes, with situation after situation rather than story. The script is so sit-com-ish you almost expect a laugh track. It all seems a little tired, from the lead-off to the tune of a former hit song to the attempt to find some humor in a character who has the same name as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia.

Queen Latifah and Fallon have strong screen presences and great comic timing and the movie has a few moments of silly fun and a couple of slick stunts. The talented Jennifer Esposito gives her standard "exasperated police lieutenant" role some warmth and appeal. Giselle Bundchen makes great use of her supermodel body, but she's no actress. This is one Taxi you should think twice before hailing. (But if you do see it, wait until the very end because the best joke in the movie comes during the outtakes over the credits.)

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