T4XI aka Taxi 4 (2007, French Action Comedy) – 4/10 movie review

Cast / crew
Samy Naceri: Daniel
Frédéric Diefenthal: Emilien
Bernard Farcy: Gibert
Emma Sjöberg-Wiklund: Petra
Edouard Montoute: Alain
Jean-Christophe Bouvet: Général Bertineau
Jean-Luc Couchard: Albert Vandenbosh / Fénimore Eugene Triboulet
François Damiens:
Mourade Zeguendi:
Director of Photography: Pierre Morel
Producer: Luc Besson
Director: Gérard Krawczyk

T4XI aka Taxi 4 (2007)

Emilien’s career is going great and he will soon be promoted to Chief Inspector. While wife Petra is off on a special assignment, Gibert, Emilien and the remaining Marseilles gendarmerie have to babysit an international super criminal for less than a day. Without drowning him. Or letting him escape. Or letting him rob a bank in Monaco.

4/10

This is an action comedy which almost completely omits the action, especially the series’ trademark (to this point) over-the-top vehicular stunt work and chase sequences. The remaining manic and farcical comedy is not to all tastes but it is energetically performed and directed and often comes across as funnier than it might otherwise have done in less capable, or frenetic, hands (no one gets hit in the head with a football like Bernard Farcy). I don’t know if there was something wrong with Sami Naceri but he spends almost the entire movie sitting down. Perhaps he was handcuffed to the taxi to stop him hitting anyone.

This movie contains susbtance abuse, comic extreme substance abuse and comic violence.

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