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on 21 August 2008
If your a lover of the Taxi films then your gonna love this, Taxi 4 was released in France last year a whole ten years after the first movie hit the screens and their still hitting top gear.

Admittedly my favourite Taxi movie is number two, that one topped the first installment and even though number three was good it didn't beat the second one. Now the gang is back once again for another crazy story involving almost the entire cast. (no lilly at all, even though her parents are in this).

This movie is based a few years on from the last one as we left them in number three with emillien just becoming a father and our speedfreak hero Daniel finding out Lilly is also pregnant, making them focus on having to grow up and take on real responsibility. the former they just couldnt accomplish (men never grow up, I know so... I am one lol)

In Taxi four we find them with their sons aged around five, veritable miniatures of their fathers and the boys do get involved in the story as well although thankfully they dont become focus of the whole plot.

The main story of this movie is that a belgian terrorist (I know, just the thought of it) is being transferred through marseilles and its the police's responisbility to keep him contained within his cage (literally).

Knowing this means automatically somehow their bufoonery lets the terrorist escape and all pandemonium ensues leading to our heroic duo joining forces once more to save the day.

There are one or two changes with this movie compared to the last three, first off as previously mentioned there is no lilly (daniels partner) and personally more importantly the car has changed.

From a Peugeot 406 to.... a 407.

While this makes little difference to the movie they again like Taxi 3 focus less on the car and more on the characters which in some respects is good but in others makes Taxi two still stand out as the best for its action scenes.

The cresendo of the movie seems to be a little bit of a parody of scarface, note the room their in looks alot like the final scenes of scarface and our chief of police does what he does best, create mayhem.

All in all this is a good movie, still personally not the best of them but an inprovement on number three.

A great stand alone movie if your a virgin taxi viewer as its a great action comedy, but for the fans who have followed the movies from one to three this is a great addition to the collection.

Viva le T4xi!!!
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on 6 May 2008
I am a hard core fan of all the Taxi movies because they are funny and all the stunts are real, which makes a difference from the Hollywood American hero crap. T4xi is a very funny movie, the jokes are good and its a good film to sit back and watch. Unfortunately Daniel doesnt really have much to do in this 4th installment as its mainly about Emelien on a mission to catch a crook whom he accidentaly released from the Police station. It is a good film, but there were opportunities they didnt take, such as a scene in Monaco which i thought could have been a great place for a car chase scene round the F1 GP circuit.

Over all, a little disappointing especially if you are a big fan of the Taxi movies like me. But its still a good laugh and an enjoyable film to watch, Daniel has a new car and you get to see the kids. My only complaint is that Lilly is not in this movie, i was very sad she was not part of the story.
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VINE VOICEon 13 August 2009
If, like me, you've been waiting an age to get this from the UK, then don't bother, you're best getting the French edition like I did. But really it's not even worth bothering with that, as this is the worst Taxi yet, with the silliest of plots, not much variation, and Emileien getting stupider by the moment, leaving only Sami Narceri to look good in this. Why Gibriel Cisé had to be in this is beyond me, he doesn't really have much of a role either. Oh and the commissioner is just so awful in this one, you'll be screaming in pain.

You don't believe me? Look at the French Amazon site, it averages about 2 stars, and really because the plot is so thin, with the crew supposed to look after a Belgian terrorist, I really don't need to say more, because I bet you can guess what happens next and where it leaves everyone?

The only good thing about this film is the rap - Sniper's lyrics are brilliant at the end, but they're not really about Taxi 4, and the instrumentals inside the film are smashing. There are a few car chases but they're nothing like they were in Taxi 1 or 2; and Daniel only gets to fire up his turbos once in the entire film, what a joke!

Hopefully Optimum will do a good job DVD wise, with some good extras. I suspect this will get a 12 from the BBFC, though it does have some drug usage.

Not really worth waiting, if you are desperate, get it in France, but you'll need to be pretty good with your French, not that it's that hard to understand anyway due to the nature of the movie.

Poor, ca suffit!
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on 29 March 2016
This was the perfect ending to my last weekend. Taxi 4 has a lot of funny moments - Emilien and Daniel chase a criminal master mind and of course Emilien causes some troubles.
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on 7 October 2011
Following on from Taxi was always going to be a hard thing to do.A little lack lustre but still good escapism, but if the price is right , still a worthwhile addition to any collection.Sami Naceri looks a little older but manages to pull off the same character with style.
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on 23 May 2014
Brilliant movie,

Best of the four. (only in the sense of over kill with the taxi mods in the later movies).

Luc Besson found some great actors and has made some of the best and funniest action scene's possible.
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on 29 December 2015
insanely brilliant french comedy
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on 6 October 2011
I have enjoyed the Taxi films but, as with all good films that try to repeat a formula, the law of diminishing returns applies. Often, an original works well BECAUSE its characters are stereotypes rather than real people. With a comedy, great fun can be had from playing one off against the others and exaggeration is good for comic effect. However, when you go for a repeat performance, those characters can start to look hackneyed and stale. The producers of the Taxi films have done well to keep upping the ante with ever more ridiculous plots, outrageous action sequences and general silliness. I really enjoyed the first two and going to Tignes saved the third film for me but T4XI is a bridge too far.

It was still better than Saturday night TV but I think you have to be a self-declared fan to enjoy this latest film. If you've seen the first three movies, you're probably going to get this as well, just to have the full set. And, if you're a fan, you may not regret it but, in these harsh economic times, most people will be better advised to choose that other film you had your eye on just now!
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The original Taxi film was an absolute classic. Taxi 2 and Taxi 3, while still enjoyable, were increasingly far-fetched and cartoon-like with the taxi sprouting wings and snow tracks. I was really expecting this to continue the trend, but instead it has dumped all the gimmicks and concentrated on the characters and the humour.

Nearly all the familiar characters are here, with the notable exception of Daniel's wife, and all the old jokes are here too with plenty of new ones to keep them company.

If you enjoyed the original film but were put off by the sequels then you really should give this one a chance.
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on 28 October 2010
I am a Taxi fan owning all 3 previous releases of Taxi. Sad to say that Number four is a step too far and does'nt have the speed of taxi 1 to 3 the actors look tired and seem as if they took the money and ran or in their case took the money and crept away. Luc Besson either had nothing to do with this or also took the money. If you get round to making a follow up put a few more stunts and a bit more comedy into it. If you are a hardened fan of Taxi 1 upwards prepare for dissappointment if you are tempted to purchase it remember it is region one and only sub-titled in english. Shame...
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