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Drillbit Taylor
Determined not to spend their entire high-school career being tormented by the local bully, three freshmen place an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine seeking an experienced combat veteran to protect them in this comedy produced by Judd Apatow, penned by Seth Rogen and Kristofor Brown, and starring Owen Wilson. It's their first day of high school, and best friends Ryan (Troy Gentile), Wade (Nate Hartley), and Emmit (David Dorfman) are determined to make the most out of the next four years. Trouble soon arises, however, in the form of sadistic hallway hooligan Filkins (Alex Frost) -- an… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

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"The action sags in the middle, but director Steven Brill gets mileage out of some funny cameos and good one-liners."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Drillbit Taylor is as clunky and humorless as its title."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"The characters are so uneven it feels like two different movies awkwardly fused together."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"...aggressively bland..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"'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."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"Maybe I should have bought popcorn; this movie undoubtedly goes down better when it's partially drowned out by munching."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"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."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"...silly, sentimental, sometimes cruel, often clumsy, mostly unfunny, and frustratingly inane."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The constant fighting and punching gets nastier and less funny, the film drags on for far too long, and the ending is uninspired and predictable."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Despite sharing a producer in comedy-genius-of-the-moment Judd Apatow, a co-writer in Seth Rogen and somewhat similar territory, Drillbit Taylor doesn't measure up to the raunchy classic that gave the world McLovin."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"All too kiddie for Apatow's older fan base and a bit too rough and violent to be an all-ages, family-friendly film."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A distaff version of Weird Science with a similar metaphysical disregard for logic"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"What worked for me were the three kids, but every time Wilson shows up the movie comes to a complete halt."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
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