I have to agree with the top most voted review on this film, so let me say that again: The TOP voted.
This film is way overrated. Almost everything says this film is powerful, intense, shocking...well, I don't think so or believe so. Instead, I think it's really overrated and definitely in some parts boring. And it also really doesn't help that Deniro/Scorsese fans keep calling this a "masterpiece" Okay, I can understand why some may like it, but I would never call this a masterpiece. And, the fact that there's even an account dedicated to Martin Scorsese fans, proves my point perfectly. And yeah, it may be a classic, but just because it is, it doesn't mean it's good, that's just a phrase for "well-know". This is proof that not all the classics are good. I even found this quite pretentious honestly. Also, people say all the time that Travis Bickel is cool and is a great film character, well to me he was just an ordinary guy who was misguided. An easily forgettable movie character. Again, it seems I'm in the minority.
Jodie Foster was great, as always. I think De Niro is okay, but it's certainly not his best performance, he never was a favourite of mine. Scorsese films are really boring, and they're all the same thing, just a different film title. I'm not a fan. This film has got be one of the most overrated and boring films ever. Just like most of his films...
So, yeah, overrated, boring and now thanks to the creepy obsessive Taxi Driver fans, it's now pretentious. Boring story, that has nothing to go on. If you saw something in this film that I didn't, you're either delusional, an idiot or a liar.