|Directed by:||Martin Scorsese|
|Written by:||Paul Schrader|
|Cast:||Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks|
Robert DeNiro gives his finest performance as God's lonely man, Travis Bickle, a Vietnam war vet actively struggling with his own existent. Returning to a country that has essentially lost its innocence (no longer just a Rockwell painting), Bickle doesn't like what he sees.He tries to live a normal life (gets a job, finds a girl), but his environment doesn't want him to succeed. His black-and-white morality betrays him, and he is forced to face the most extreme of human urges. Mixed with a noir-like score and Scorsese's unique mix of reverence and scorn for the mean streets of New York, it is a near perfect movie.