Martin Scorsese's great seething vision of 70s New Yorkmesmerises anew in a blazing 35th-anniversary 35mm restoration. The synthesis of talents was extraordinary: Paul Schrader's script surveys Manhattanthrough the eyes of an insomniac, sleaze-obsessed Vietnamvet and delineates his crackup with wily expertise. Bernard Herrmann's score wails to wake the city's dead. Scorsese pours a century of cinema into his vision of urban inferno – and Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle forever cruises the avenues of our imaginations, a psychopath as tender, lonely and deranged as Psycho's Norman Bates, but so much more real.
2hrs 3mins long
Robert De Niro