Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.30 (5 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Writer/Director: Archie Del Mundo

Cast: Dustin Jose, Jess Mendoza, Kevin Vitug, Kristoffer King, Marcus Cabrera, Ray An Dulay, Tony Lapena

Synopsis: A forlorn taxi driver has decided to share his true feelings with his callboy best friend, only to be turned away as the callboy tries to escape his lurid life. Stung by rejection, the taxi driver falls in a downward spiral, leading him down dark and dangerous pathways. (From Click the City)

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Reviews:

4.0        Adrian Mendizabal (Auditoire)

Taksikab forges itself to speak the truth about the current crisis in the local gay culture: homophobia and the staggering class conflict between the overt and covert homosexuals in the Philippines. It looks straight into this crisis. Del Mundo laid out this problem with striking extremism penetrating through this dynamic labyrinth of dark desires and libidinal excesses.” (Read full review)

3.0        Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“The cinematic picture Del Mundo paints is bleak and sordid, but it’s hard to not get affected by the engaging dynamics that transpire among the movie’s protagonists and their respective stories.” (Read full review)

2.0       Manuel Pangaruy (IndioCine)

“Naisip ko, pwede sanang deconstruction ang pelikulang ito na parang naghahanap ng isang perpektong pink movie. Sa isang eksena, halimbawa, parang nagpapatungkol ito kay Coco Martin, sa labas man o sa loob ng tabing. Pero hindi ganito ang packaging at straightforward lang talaga ang storytelling. Hit and miss sa acting department. Ang mga reliable na ay pinatunayang reliable talaga sila samantalang ang mga baguhan ay halata lalong baguhan.” (Read full review)

1.5        Princess Kinoc (Under the Fire Tree)

“I just felt that there were too many characters to even focus on, and the complexity of the plot didn’t match up to what I was expecting.” (Read full review)

1.0        Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“With its wildly shifting perspectives, clumsy attempts at commentary, and mismatched shooting style, Taksikab is actually quite the ordeal. It is a film so messy and confused that the walking becomes the only thing you can hold on to.” (Read full review)

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