Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Gillian Anderson, Laurie Metcalf
It's the darkest day of the year - winter solstice - 6:00 a.m. andi20 degrees below zero when an unsuspecting cab driver picks up his first fare. Unaware of what's to take place the cabby drops the strange passengers setti... more »
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Heather F. (8izenuff) from PHOENIX, AZ
Reviewed on 2/10/2008...
This movie is hard to find. Very Hard to find. I wanted to see it to see what part John Cusack played and as a reference for something I was writing about a cab driver. My husband is a cab driver. I think the story lines has some wonderful issues, but the main character was missing something. It sure wasnt a feel good movie. It was more of how miserable are people who get into my cab. yes, See it and pass it on to the next person who is having a hard time finding it.
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Excellent Play, Very Good Film
Juke Jar | Tennessee | 08/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Will Kern's "Hellcab" is an excellent play by a talented writer, and like many stage productions, a risky transfer for the big screen, but the list of executive producers alone would indicate that several money-players in Hollywood felt the story was worth the effort. Is the movie up to the standards of the play? Probably not, but it is still a damn good film and perfect for those cerebral evenings where action and physical comedy take a backseat to highly literate cinematic entertainment."
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 12/16/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I just saw this film in a pile of other unknown dvds at a liquidation store. It sounds like a horror film in the vein of Bone Collector. However, this is far from what you'd expect. It's about a taxi driver who picks up various people, most of them are Hollywood stars, and they talk about problems. It's not a bad movie and it's well acted but I wish they would have choosen a different title for the movie. They also say it takes on one day which is the longest of the year but it seems days pass before the movie ends. A minor problem but it is worth watching at least once."
Kirk Alex | 07/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the way it is--and we know that. Film consists of a series of vignettes--as it should, because that's the cab business, the way it is for any cabbie: people get in, people get out--and most you never see again (if you're a cab driver in any big city.)
And yet, this is what hurts the movie. The actors are not to blame, because this is one amazing cast; neither are the directors (there were two; it was co-directed) it comes down to the writing.
The reason Scorcese's Taxi Driver works as well as it does (for the most part) is because the DeNero character did a lot more than just drive around New York dealing with abnoxiius and/or insane fares; there was an actual storyline that went somewhere and took the audiance along for the duration of the ride.