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Drillbit Taylor Reviews

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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.
Kevin McCarthy
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
Jackie K. Cooper
April 4, 2008
Wilson is perfectly cast as a beach bum who passes as a bodyguard for teens
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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

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
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
March 28, 2008
Drillbit more than succeeds as a superior screwball comedy.
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
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 24, 2008
Thanks to the chemistry between Owen Wilson and three relative newcomers, 'Drillbit Taylor' is always entertaining and never as silly as expected.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 21, 2008
Haven't these children been bullied enough!? Okay, seriously, while yes, we've seen all this before in better (Apatow) movies, some of the writing is very clever, the jokes do hit--and the young actors are very good.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 21, 2008
Silly and sometimes even funny... but by the end, we're still waiting for it to spring to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 21, 2008
Drillbit Taylor is as clunky and humorless as its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
March 21, 2008
Wilson gets by on his delivery and his demeanor. It doesn't matter what he says; it's how he says it.
James Rocchi
March 21, 2008
... While (Drillbit Taylor) may not be consistently brilliant or laugh-out-loud funny all the way through, it is at the least consistently amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 21, 2008
Movies such as this remind us that Owen Wilson is nothing less than a national treasure.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 21, 2008
Even if this movie doesn't quite hit the highs of its predecessor, it's nice to know that there are still filmmakers ready to respect the eternal struggles of freaks and geeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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