Drillbit Taylor
Drillbit Taylor (2008)

Two high school freshmen are targeted by the school bully on the first day of school. The boys hire what they think is a low-budget soldier of fortune to protect them, but he turns out to be anything but.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2008
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Owen Wilson's charms can't save Drillbit Taylor, an unfunny, overly familiar bullied-teen comedy.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

The action sags in the middle, but director Steven Brill gets mileage out of some funny cameos and good one-liners.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Drillbit Taylor is as clunky and humorless as its title.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Unexpectedly funny is the best way to sum up Drillbit Taylor.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

'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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Maybe I should have bought popcorn; this movie undoubtedly goes down better when it's partially drowned out by munching.

Ali Gray

The characters are so uneven it feels like two different movies awkwardly fused together.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Some interesting characters, doesn't make Drillbit Taylor just other bullied-teen comedy.
Jim Careter
Did I enjoy this movie, ya, did I love it, no. The plot was average, really just a simple story. It was funny a lot, and also cheesy sometimes too. I… More
Alex roy
Decent comedy, but with nothing ever memorable going for it, Drillbit Taylor is fun, mindless entertainment that could have been much better. This movie did… More
Matt Goodman
Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile, David Dorfman. Three beasts right there. Grade: C+
KJ Proulx
Drillbit Taylor may have an unoriginal story and the characters may be a little stale, but the way everything is executed in this film, it is actually very… More
Chris Weber
This is really nothing more than just your average, run of the mill, blah, blah entertainment. It pains me to think about the fact that this was the last film… More