Drew Taylor

Drew Taylor

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Publications:
MovieFreak.com , The Playlist , The Verge
Total Reviews:
136

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 136
Previous | Next
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
F 11% No Good Deed (2014) " Not only did the "twist" they had been endlessly hyping come across as a limp afterthought, but the movie itself is a gruelingly unpleasant slog. "No Good Deed" deserves to be punished." — The Playlist
Posted Sep 15, 2014
B 45% Tusk (2014) " "Tusk" combines autobiographical elements, spooky late-night B-movie influences and a deeper thematic exploration of the nature of storytelling, to create something wholly unique and twisted. " — The Playlist
Posted Sep 7, 2014
C 28% As Above/So Below (2014) " "As Above, So Below" offers a handful of effective moments and some characters that are fun to watch squirm through muck and bones, but not much more than that, especially when the films spins out of control towards its conclusion." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 29, 2014
B- 55% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " Without a heavy emphasis on heart-shaped nostalgia, "Ping Pong Summer" would be nothing." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 24, 2014
B- 57% EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky (2014) " "Under The Electric Sky" does a great job of showing the appeal of EDM, and can be an occasionally thrilling document of the musicians who create these infections beats. But on a human level, well, it could have used some more electric participants." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 23, 2014
D 24% Tammy (2014) " "Tammy" is a movie that is painful, pathetic, and more willing to engage in a joke about getting fingered by Boz Scaggs than anything even remotely introspective." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 23, 2014
C+ 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " All in all, "Earth to Echo" is passable family entertainment, neither unforgettable nor particularly bad. " — The Playlist
Posted Aug 23, 2014
C 18% Sex Tape (2014) " It would be lovely for Hollywood to tackle married relationships in a frank and funny manner, exploring where technology fits in and reinforcing the notion that monogamy can be sexy and exciting too. Unfortunately, "Sex Tape" isn't that movie." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 23, 2014
B —— Project Almanac (Welcome to Yesterday) (2015) " While "Project Almanac doesn't exactly blaze a new trail, the movie is smart and knowingly acknowledges both its place in the time travel subgenre and its formal limitations as a found footage movie. " — The Playlist
Posted Aug 23, 2014
C+ 46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Stylistically and tonally, the Sin City franchise hasn't evolved one bit." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 21, 2014
B- 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " The Expendables 3, while far from an ironclad masterpiece, is probably as enjoyable as this genre can get." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 14, 2014
B 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " "Planes: Fire and Rescue" is about as good as one of these things can be: fun, intermittently thrilling, and visually sumptuous." — The Playlist
Posted Jul 29, 2014
C+ 64% The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013) " Quite frankly, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files would have been better if it had a little more meat on its bones." — The Playlist
Posted Jul 11, 2014
C- 48% Maleficent (2014) " ...in 2014 the Mistress of All Evil is just another victim." — The Playlist
Posted May 30, 2014
F 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " It's unclear if boredom is one of the million ways you can die in the west, but it nearly took us out while watching this film." — The Playlist
Posted May 30, 2014
D 14% Blended (2014) " In the [screwed]-up, fifties sitcom version of real life that Blended presents, single parents are incapable of truly raising their children. " — The Playlist
Posted May 22, 2014
A- 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " "It's a razzle-dazzle triumph, and one we can't wait to experience again and again and again..."" — The Playlist
Posted May 22, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The problem is that these moments don't add up to much because the movie has very little in the way of actual stakes or tension." — The Verge
Posted May 22, 2014
D- 88% Chef (2014) " To borrow one of the many lame metaphors it employs, Chef feels horribly undercooked." — The Playlist
Posted May 11, 2014
C 44% Blood Glacier (2014) " When it comes to low budget horror movies, sometimes the less you see ends up being the most effective...Kern should have applied this...to the unconvincing, Ed Wood-worthy monsters, and Blood Glacier would have been a much more successful film." — The Playlist
Posted May 2, 2014
B+ 20% Warrior King 2 (The Protector 2) (2014) " Sure, it's silly, but it's also wildly entertaining and sprinkled with some nice emotional beats. As long as Tony Jaa keeps losing his elephant, we'll keep showing up to watch him track it down." — The Playlist
Posted May 2, 2014
B+ 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " For all the hemming and hawing and male bonding, The Bachelor Weekend is, first and foremost, utterly adorable." — The Playlist
Posted May 2, 2014
B- 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " The movie does have some nice takeaways, mostly to do with Harris' gleefully unhinged performance...but they are few and far between." — The Playlist
Posted May 2, 2014
B+ 81% Honeymoon (2014) " It's creepy as hell, the kind of movie that worms its way underneath your skin and sits there." — The Playlist
Posted May 2, 2014
B- 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " ...Walker is understated and tough, a continued testament to his frequently overlooked accomplishments as a performer. You just wish the movie surrounding him was better." — The Playlist
Posted Apr 25, 2014
B —— Der Samurai " It's a film better experienced than intellectualized, one that unfolds like a dream. And like a dream, afterwards, you'll probably ask yourself: Did I really just see that?" — The Playlist
Posted Apr 25, 2014
A- 100% Gabriel " It's a movie that might not be easy to watch, but is well worth the effort." — The Playlist
Posted Apr 25, 2014
D 57% Proxy (2014) " By the end of the movie's two hour plus (!) runtime, writer/director Zack Parker seems to be saying one thing, over and over and over again: women be crazy." — The Playlist
Posted Apr 25, 2014
B+ —— Loitering With Intent " It might be slight, but Loitering With Intent is fast, funny, and incredibly heartfelt. " — The Playlist
Posted Apr 25, 2014
B+ 63% In Your Eyes " For those unshackled by brittle cynicism and willing to play in an imaginary realm far cuter than anything Joss Whedon has come up with before, then In Your Eyes will be a warmhearted delight." — The Playlist
Posted Apr 25, 2014
C+ —— Summer of Blood (2014) " Like many of Brooklyn's hipper inhabitants, Summer of Blood tries very hard to be cool, but instead comes off as strained and aloof, with a number of satiric targets it could have aimed for but just bypasses altogether." — The Playlist
Posted Apr 18, 2014
B+ 89% Bears (2014) " What's amazing about the documentary, though, is that it's oftentimes just as engaging as the Disney bears that play in jug bands or crave ooey-gooey honey." — The Playlist
Posted Apr 18, 2014
B 62% Draft Day (2014) " Thankfully, with Reitman, Costner, and a whole bunch of talented collaborators, Draft Day plays like a champ." — The Playlist
Posted Apr 11, 2014
B+ 79% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " ...Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, on a purely visual level, is one of the more amazing things you're likely to see in a theater this year. " — The Playlist
Posted Apr 4, 2014
A- —— A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night " Watching A Girl Walks Home At Night, you get the impression that you're witnessing something iconic and important unfold before you." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 21, 2014
B 89% Cheap Thrills (2014) " ...it's the hysterical, son-of-Jackass tomfoolery of The Hangover taken to an absurdly nihilistic degree. For the most part it works..." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 21, 2014
B+ 89% Creep " If producer Jason Blum made the found footage horror movie commonplace in the multiplex, then this is a thankful return to art house strangeness and announces, in Brice, a bold new voice in the horror genre; he's scary good." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 20, 2014
B 95% What We Do In The Shadows " What We Do In the Shadows is the type of little movie that you watch and feel like you've discovered something really special. It's a total surprise; a silly, scary delight. " — The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2014
B 67% Leave The World Behind (2014) " The documentary almost gets there, and should be applauded for its visual boldness and emotional articulateness. Even if you've never attended a rave or thrown your hands in the air, the movie has a singular power. " — The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2014
A- 73% Neighbors (2014) " With Neighbors, we laughed until we ached. Then we laughed some more." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2014
B 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " Veronica Mars did something new, but bringing back something old. And even Veronica, with her cool, cynical detachment, would think is pretty cool. " — The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2014
B 33% Odd Thomas (2014) " Odd Thomas is a much better film than it's non-release would suggest. Hopefully one day it'll find it's audience and people will appreciate it for something other than just being better than Phantoms. " — The Playlist
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Non-Stop isn't exactly a smooth ride, but as far it being the big screen equivalent of an airplane novel, one that you read on the flight and throw away when you get to your destination, it is wildly successful. Just don't think too hard about it. " — The Playlist
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B- 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " McG and Besson are perfect collaborators, men finely attuned to what makes throwaway entertainment really pop." — The Playlist
Posted Feb 20, 2014
F 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " It's wrongheaded, it's horrendous, it's filled with lines of dialogue that are utter howlers, and yet, it's the type of movie that feels so confident that it really is something. " — The Playlist
Posted Feb 14, 2014
B 33% A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2014) " A singularly bizarre new horror comedy, both exhilarating and frustrating: it allows for Pegg to stretch as an actor...leaving a great performance at the heart of a movie most won't particularly care for." — The Playlist
Posted Feb 8, 2014
A 95% The LEGO Movie (2014) " A whip-smart, surprisingly emotional family film where the toy property is seen less as a concrete template than a tool for seemingly limitless potential." — The Playlist
Posted Feb 7, 2014
B- 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " If some cataclysmic event were threatening the cultural legacy of America, it's hard to imagine anyone would make an attempt to save The Monuments Men from the flames of war." — The Playlist
Posted Feb 1, 2014
B+ 100% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) " ...No No is a jazzy, joyful exploration of a man that, if he wasn't able to actually change the system, was at least happy with giving it the middle finger. " — The Playlist
Posted Feb 1, 2014
C- 29% 24 Exposures (2014) " 24 Exposures has a handful of interesting ideas-and a lot of cute topless girls-but it doesn't add up to much." — The Playlist
Posted Feb 1, 2014
Showing 1 - 50 of 136
Previous | Next
  • Sort by Rating:

    Sort results by this critic's rating. This option is only available for critics with a rating system (4 star, letter grade, 1-10, etc.)

  • Sort by T-meter:

    Sort results by the Tomatometer (percentage of critics recommending a certain movie)

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile