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Taxi Brooklyn - S01E08

Action . Comedy . Crime

When Cat and Leo discover a man who was exposed to a weaponized toxin in a dumpster, the NYPD goes into high alert.

Episode Title: Deadline Brooklyn
Airs: 2014-04-28 at 10:00 pm
  • Lori Rackl

    Pardonne-moi, but car chases and creative cinematography aren’t enough to make up for lame jokes and hackneyed storylines.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The acting is terrible, the direction is indifferent, the story implausible.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The few glints of tolerability reside in Ido’s easygoing performance as Leo; he’s a French transplant with an aversion to confined spaces. But any goodwill pretty quickly evaporates, as he tries to assist Cat while spouting expository dialogue and doing things like referencing his affinity for “CSI,” presumably to justify his participation.

    Variety Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    This is a show that can't escape the shackles of that old mismatched-buddy-cop formula, even if one of them does happen to drive a cab.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Allison Keene

    Despite the shaky-cam usage, jarring jump cuts and incomprehensible editing that complicates already head-spinning plots (where phrases like "Chinese hackers" are thrown out casually, but never followed up on), Taxi Brooklyn is still unlikely to fool viewers into thinking it is anything more than a middling show on a midweek night.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    While Ms. Leigh’s character is a pastiche of cliched archetypes, Mr. Ido’s taxi-driving scoundrel is a charmer. But it will take more than charm to watch Taxi Brooklyn and not feel like you’re being taken for a ride you’ve been on too many times before.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Jon Caramanica

    [A] too glossy, too skeletal procedural.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    If you like some of those undemanding USA shows, you just might cotton to this one. Taxi Brooklyn requires no thinking--in fact, it discourages thinking. Ido is winning, too, which helps matters.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    While there are many reasons to like Taxi Brooklyn, including and especially its two fresh and likable leads, it too often wobbles and stalls, unwilling to commit to one type of storytelling or the other.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    Perhaps over that time, it will evolve into the buddy dramedy it needs to be. Until then, though, it's just another police procedural, and prime time already has plenty of those.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    While Taxi Brooklyn is an import, a low-cost summer rental, it has much of the lean, clean charm of, say, USA programs.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Taxi Brooklyn turns out to be better than expected escapist fare, even if Leo still isn’t charging Cat anything for all those extended, often high-speed trips. He seems to know all the shortcuts. She takes it from there.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Michael Starr

    Taxi Brooklyn isn’t a game-changer, but it’s a well-written, solid summer offering that’s worth checking out.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Ray Rahman

    A pretty spry police procedural. A lot of the credit goes to the chemistry between stars Chyler Leigh (the Brooklyn-raised detective) and Jacky Ido (the French-born cabbie). [27 Jun 2014, p.57]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Sonia Saraiya

    There’s something lighthearted about the proceedings, murder and mayhem aside, because the show is more interested in the character drama than the procedure. Taxi Brooklyn embraces the New York-ness of both its main characters, and that bodes well for its future--and provides something fascinating to watch through the summer, in the meantime.

    The A.V. Club Full Review