SVOD-DI Taxi
2004 Running time: 97 Certificate: 12 Not yet rated
Taxi KA

Synopsis

Based on the low-budget French hit of the same name, this comedy features New York cabbie Queen Latifah hooking up with incompetent cop Jimmy Fallon to foil a gang of supermodel bankrobbers. If it sounds ridiculous, that's because it is. But there's still some fun to be had from Latifah on a push bike.

Director

  • Tim Story

Cast

  • Jimmy Fallon

  • Gisele Bündchen

  • Ann-Margret

  • Queen Latifah

  • Jennifer Esposito

Review

Queen Latifah plays Belle Williams, New York's fastest cabbie, while Saturday Night Live stalwart Jimmy Fallon plays crap cop Andy Washburn.

Possibly the Big Apple's worst driver, he's busted from the force after totalling a couple of cars and screwing up a stake-out.

Reduced to Shank's Pony, he hitches a ride with Belle to a bank... where a gang of German, Wonder-bra-clad vixens are staging a hold-up.

Getting away after a car-chase which involves Belle's souped-up cab skidding around a lot of corners, the catwalk culprits disappear into thin air.

However, Belle knows there's only one branch of Kwik-Fit where they can get the shot-out tyres of their getaway BMW replaced... so she and Andy lie in wait.

From the opening frame there's a nagging doubt that this isn't going to deliver when a lithe BMX courier flips off the side of lorries and over gaps in the Brooklyn Bridge.

Skidding into the despatch office, it turns out to be none other than Queen Latifah, a lady whose chunker build doesn't suggest a life delivering parcels on two wheels.