Drillbit Taylor Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
The characters are so uneven it feels like two different movies awkwardly fused together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 18, 2011
Most of it is the same high school comedy we've been watching since John Hugh's heyday 20 years ago. Everyone is either popular and cruel (because in teenager-land one de facto means the other) or awkward and thus fair game for the popular kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
March 29, 2009
All too kiddie for Apatow's older fan base and a bit too rough and violent to be an all-ages, family-friendly film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
December 9, 2008
The action sags in the middle, but director Steven Brill gets mileage out of some funny cameos and good one-liners.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 6, 2008
...aggressively bland...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 18, 2008
Has enough heart and insight into the complexities of being a teenager today that you can overlook some of its other shortcomings - primarily in the tired act of the titular character.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
July 16, 2008
A distaff version of Weird Science with a similar metaphysical disregard for logic
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 2, 2008
Wilson proves again that he's a quick-witted comedic treasure—he's the sort of actor who gets hired to make mediocre movies almost good by his sheer force of comic will. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 21, 2008
...silly, sentimental, sometimes cruel, often clumsy, mostly unfunny, and frustratingly inane.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 18, 2008
What worked for me were the three kids, but every time Wilson shows up the movie comes to a complete halt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 3, 2008
Leaves its stain less on [Luke] Wilson than on the fellows who are trying to harness his smirk and his persona without the delicate touch that [Wes] Anderson and Wilson made look easy.
Kevin McCarthy
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
June 1, 2008
You can pretty much tell which parts were written by Seth Rogen. That was probably why 50% of the movie was actually funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 25, 2008
Earns plenty of laughs without sinking to gross-out levels.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
May 20, 2008
Maybe it's because I had low expectations going in, but whatever the case may be I was unable to wipe the smile off my face throughout most of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2008
He (Wilson) has played every variation of the stoned surfer guy imaginable and here the act begins to wear thin
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 4, 2008
Wilson is perfectly cast as a beach bum who passes as a bodyguard for teens
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 3, 2008
The kids are generally good, and Frost makes a really convincing psycho, but the energy level is generally dragged down by Wilson, who gives a depressive edge to his zillionth version of this character.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 1, 2008
Produced by Judd Apatow and co-written by Seth Rogen, Drillbit Taylor has a been there, done that quality reminiscent of Superbad if it were much tamer and less funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 30, 2008
Insufferably mean-spirited, "Drillbit Taylor" is, believe it or not, a movie about bullies aimed at young people.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
March 29, 2008
It mixes big laughs with a lot of heart taking a premise built on a group of disparate losers and turning it into a hilarious winner in every way imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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