Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
 
 

Drillbit Taylor (2008) Movie Information

Your Rating:
   
DVD  Blu-ray
view all merchandise
        Play Trailer    Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:

13543

Avg. Rating:

2.12/4

# of Ratings:

43

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/21/2008

DVD Release:

07/01/2008

Director:

Steven Brill

Actors:

Owen Wilson
Josh Peck
Alex Frost
Casey Boersma
Dylan Boersma
Beth Littleford

 

 

 

 

Like Movie:

Plot Outline:

Ryan, Wade and Emmit attend their first day at high school and they're pumped... until they meet up with Filkins, a school bully who comes off like a little Hannibal Lecter. Before they become completely engulfed in Filkins' reign of terror, they seek out some protection by placing an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine. Their best response - and the cheapest - comes from Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson), a down-on-his luck soldier of fortune who lives a homeless - he likes to say "home free" - existence on the beach. He enrolls them in some physical and mental training.

Related Movie Lists

Movies I've Seen by Camper Movies I've Seen by Wajiha
Movies I Own by Jeff Everything I've watched by MonsterMuncher
Judd Apatow by Protozoid Movies I Own by Moviejunkie
Top 100 Movies of the Decade by quarterback98 SEEN by -MOE-
D by Wajiha Movies I want to see 2 by frenchfreyteetor

Quick Movie Reviews

Moviejunkie 09/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

I was not the least bit dissapointed by Drillbit Taylor. Owen does a great job as a low budget bodyguard, and while the kids aren't as good as, say, Seth and Evan from Superbad, but they still do a good job. Probably what's one of the better comedies of 2008, I can assure you you will it least enjoy this movie to some degree. Ignore the Critics!!

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

BryanFury 07/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

A fairly typical Owen Wilson film that lacks character driven performances from the lead to the supporting cast. These kids as the main characters are not as likeable as they should be. During the course of the film I find myself lost sometimes but then again about the halfway mark it delivers a few interesting scenes. Owen Wilson plays yet the same character over and over again and frankly I'm quite tired of it. This so far from his serious role in Behind Enemy Lines, I think he should be changing his career path. Although there are very few things Drillbit Taylor has offer, all of us can certainly appreciate feel good movies like these.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

Hidde 06/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Fun movie.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

Tino 05/16/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Drillbit Taylor isn't bad, but it's not great either. There's really not a whole lot to say about it. Wilson plays the same character he always does. The young high-schoolers borrow way too much from Superbad, and the script is mostly either bad, or predictable. This isn't horrible, offensive, or really annoying. As far as decent comedies in theaters at the moment, this is probably your best pick, but that's honestly kind of sad.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

Allison 03/28/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

The movie started out strong then got to be a little tired. Then the ending was good. I have to say that Owen Wilson was very good in this. Of course, he's one of my favorites, so keep that in mind. The child actors were also very good. Most of the movie was very funny, although how many times did we need to see the kids beat up? My favorite thing about Owen Wilson is that he's co-written screenplays in the past. Apparently he contributed the "holdback technique" to the story and the "Judo" line.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

john514229 03/24/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

Despite sharing a producer in comedy-genius-of-the-moment Judd Apatow, a co-writer in Seth Rogen and somewhat similar territory, Drillbit Taylor is overly familiar, underwhelmingly funny and thoroughly predictable, Drillbit Taylor is a one-joke movie that doesn't even get that one joke right.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
Log In
 Login with Facebook
For members wanting to use FB to login, click here
remember me  
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Comments about...
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Alex Cold
Top Movie List by Ben
movies of 2015 by skater4159
Movies I Just Gotta Watch! by dukeakasmudge
Films for Nic by Mike
Top Movie List by Omar
1959 by Gremista
2011 Rated & Ranked by Chris Kavan

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations FilmCrave Friends    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

MeltedJoystick.com

Hitfix.com

GQTI.com

Hangar1.com

TrailerAddict.com

OVGuide.com

Digitaldreamdoor.com