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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 28, 2008
It's hard to imagine a bigger disappointment, or a more casual squandering of audience good will, than Drillbit Taylor.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 28, 2008
...has nothing going for it but [Owen] Wilson's personal appeal...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

The Sun (UK)
March 28, 2008
This rag-tag bunch of losers combine to create some wonderful laugh-out-loud moments, the largest arriving in the final confrontation when Drillbit catches hold of a Samurai sword blade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
March 28, 2008
A mere shadow of the earlier movie with not enough decent jokes to paper over deep feelings of familiarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
March 28, 2008
An engaging enough picture, if a lesser work, from the talented Apatow stable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
Total Film
March 28, 2008
It's not Superbad (and definitely not supergood) but this throwaway romp teases out some laughs as its Frat Pack star heads back to the classroom. Drillbit could try harder but it's definitely not a candidate for exclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Hurst
Christianity Today
March 28, 2008
Though certainly not a disaster, it is a move away from the style of comedy that has made Apatow and Rogen stars, and it finds them on shaky ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 28, 2008
It's not quite a disaster but this disappointing Apatow-produced teen comedy still gets a 'Could Do Much Better' on its report card.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Arendt
March 28, 2008
Leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
March 28, 2008
Drillbit more than succeeds as a superior screwball comedy.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
March 27, 2008
The poster tagline for Drillbit Taylor is "You get what you pay for." And who knew recycled waste will cost you $8 at the multiplex these days? . . . Ninth-grade setting, kindergarten male writing.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 27, 2008
Owen Wilson is the sole reason to watch the movie, using nothing more than his innate charisma to wrest honest chuckles from the jaws of banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Anna Smith
Time Out
March 27, 2008
'Drillbit Taylor' is a bit of a giggle, but it lacks bite and direction: even the old prom showdown routine would have enlivened this aimless comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
March 27, 2008
It just scrapes two stars on the strength of Wilson's best efforts. But for God's sake, someone give this man a sparring partner.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 26, 2008
Have you ever seen a movie that you knew was significantly flawed, yet you kind of liked it anyway? That's how I felt about Drillbit Taylor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 26, 2008
While we're thankfully not subjected to a film nearly as atrocious as Wilson's 2006 You, Me and Dupree, rest assured that you, me and Drillbit Taylor isn't a recipe for enjoyment, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Raphaela Weissman
New York Press
March 26, 2008
Its comedy falls flat, and the film has a violent core where its heart should be.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 26, 2008
Further evidence that if he's not in a Wes Anderson picture or at least co-starring with Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson is pretty much a wasted commodity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Ramsey
March 25, 2008
'A lily-white Southern California suburban high school can be a very dangerous place,' warned writer Seth Rogen, whose idea of danger is taking a week off from having his car detailed.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 24, 2008
"Drillbit Taylor" ... raises the question about why in today's teen-age movies must every high school bully appear to have taken lessons at the Hannibal Lector School of Psychopathic Adolescents.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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