The Instigator
TheTaxiDriver
Pro (for)
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The Contender
GarlicBred24
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Raging Bull is a better film than Taxi Driver

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TheTaxiDriver
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/11/2015 Category: Movies
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 541 times Debate No: 74850
Debate Rounds (3)
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TheTaxiDriver

Pro

1st Round is acceptance.
My opponent must show that all around Taxi Driver is a better film than Raging Bull.
GarlicBred24

Con

according to IMDB, Taxi Driver received a 8.4/10, whereas Raging Bull received a 8.3/10. So therefore, Taxi Driver is better. You can't argue the specifics of both movies, because both are different genres.
Debate Round No. 1
TheTaxiDriver

Pro

On IMDB Taxi Driver is indeed higher however there are a range of other sources that have Raging Bull higher.
On Rotten Tomatoes a site much similar to IMDB, 98% of critics gave both Raging Bull and Taxi Driver a positive review however Raging Bull has an average score from critics at 9.1/10 whilst Taxi Driver has 9/10.

Raging Bull is a great movie with a 4/4 from Roger Ebert, easily one of if not the most famous and most respected film critic of all time .Taxi driver is also 4/4. Furthermore he used to work with Gene Siskel of equal reputation and on their top 10 lists of the year in 1976 Ebert ranks Taxi Drive as his No.2 whereas Siskel ranks it as his No.7.
Their top 10 lists for the decade neither Siskel or Ebert had Taxi Driver there. On their 1980 list, Siskel ranked it No.1 and Ebert his No.2. Moreover on their top 10 list for all of the 1980's Ebert changed his mind and both critics ranked Raging Bull No.1 movie of the 1980's

http://rottentomatoes.com...
http://www.innermind.com...
http://www.rogerebert.com...
http://www.rogerebert.com...
GarlicBred24

Con

GarlicBred24 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
TheTaxiDriver

Pro

I would like to thank my opponent for the forfeit thus making my victory almost inevitable.

Furthermore on the basis of awards Taxi Driver received no wins from its four nominations whereas Raging Bull won 2 of its 8 nominations. Raging Bull won one of its 7 nominations for the Golden Globes and Taxi Driver did not get any of its 2 nominations

My final point involves the American Film Institutes's 10th anniversary edition of the 100 greatest movies of all time. On that list Raging Bull is ranked number 4 and Taxi Driver is ranked 52

http://www.imdb.com...
http://www.imdb.com...
http://en.wikipedia.org...'s_100_Years...100_Movies_(10th_Anniversary_Edition)
GarlicBred24

Con

GarlicBred24 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by GarlicBred24 1 year ago
GarlicBred24
http://www.imdb.com... For taxi driver
http://www.imdb.com... For raging bull
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
lannan13
TheTaxiDriverGarlicBred24Tied
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