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"Take a Ride on the Wild Side. "A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver (Latifah) has hot tips for a green and inept cop (Fallon) set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies commited by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
Weak remake of 3 classics
This is the American version of the French Taxi films and it suffers in
I'm not kidding when I say that this a remake of the three French films
since although the film is mainly a poor remake of the the first film,
it lifts sequences from the second and third films.
Its a mess, a real mess. I'm a huge huge fan of the French films, and
for me there was no real point in my seeing this since anything that
worked came from the originals.
Why did they bother? They changed the sex of the lead (though the Queen
is excellent), combined others and rewrote the cops mother to the point
of stupidness. They lost any sense of timing and connection...they
should have started from the ground up.
Its not the painfully awful film that some reviews made it out to be,
but it is a waste of time. If you can find the originals and watch
those. That should take you the better part of 5 hours and in the end
you will not feel as though you've wasted your life.
3 out of 10.
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