For 135 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Drew Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Frozen
Lowest review score: 0 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 135
  2. Negative: 36 out of 135
135 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Drew Taylor
    ParaNorman is a micro-sized masterpiece that wears its heart (and its half-eaten brains) on its sleeve.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Drew Taylor
    As far as animated movies go, it doesn't get that much better than Frozen. It's a new Disney classic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Drew Taylor
    The Lego Movie is an absolute blast—a whip-smart, surprisingly emotional family film where the toy property is seen less as a concrete template than a tool for seemingly limitless potential.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Drew Taylor
    As a documentary and a love story, Cutie and the Boxer is nothing short of breathtaking.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Drew Taylor
    The movie is zippy and funny...and more emotional than the man himself would ever allow himself to be. It’s a triumph.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Drew Taylor
    It’s bold, beautifully told, and surprisingly funny.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Drew Taylor
    What makes Joe Berlinger’s riveting new true crime doc Whitey: The United States vs. James J. Bulger such an eye-opener is that it isn’t just about a bad guy who did bad things, but the layers of corruption and moral ambiguity that stacked up on both side of the law.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    It’s easily the most enjoyable animated film so far this year, one that is visually stunning, wickedly subversive, incredibly funny (Day's character is a hoot), and (at times) lump-in-your-throat emotional.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    It says something, then, that Burton's best, most enjoyable, and most emotionally resonate film in years is actually an adaptation of one of his very first projects: Frankenweenie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    The Boxtrolls charms, in every way it can – with its gorgeous animation style that combines lo-fi with high-tech (the puppets were printed using 3D printers), with the huggable nature of the characters, and with the boldness of its storytelling and thematic concerns.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    The results are a disturbing mixture of paranormal ghost story and psychological unease.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    A welcome change of pace and a truly hilarious, heartfelt experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    Eden may be unpleasant, but it's not as grim as you'd imagine, and always compulsively watchable. If only all issue movies were this entertaining.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    It's one of the most unexpectedly enjoyable cinematic experiences of the year, even if you couldn't pick a Metallica track out of some hypothetical never-ending playlist.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    Neighbors is one of the funniest, most visually inventive studio comedies in recent memory.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    Our Day Will Come is the kind of polarizing, in-your-face movie that we too rarely see in cinema these days.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    It's a new vampire classic, one to treasure endlessly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Drew Taylor
    The specificity of the documentary, staying within the walls of the boot camp for virtually the entire movie, is one of its biggest strengths since it is able to place you right alongside these kids.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    Viscerally, The Bourne Legacy packs a punch. If you're looking for a traditional sequel though, you'll probably be disappointed, but if it's a whole new ride you're after, you've come to the right place. Bourne has indeed been reborn.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    In terms of pure pop entertainment value, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more smartly constructed, beautifully shot, pulse-pounding movie this holiday season.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    Oplev composes shots with grace and an understanding of where everything is geographically and how scenes relate to each other in the multi-threaded plot. Like everything else in Dead Man Down, his direction is beautiful and brutal at the same time. Whoever thought that this movie would be as entertaining as it is existential is either lying or psychic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    What's amazing about the documentary, though, is that it's oftentimes just as engaging as the Disney bears that play in jug bands or crave ooey-gooey honey.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    The Purge manages to be smart, scary, and subversive.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    A gloriously decadent, gorgeously photographed melodrama – a movie where people burst into tears and act very badly towards each other, all while wearing really fabulous clothes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    It'll get your blood pumping, before it starts spilling down your forehead.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    Genre movies are rarely this finely calibrated and nuanced and it’s all too infrequently that Statham is able to perform in material this dynamic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    It's a different kind of Disney sports movie, more textured, gently spiritual and warmly idiosyncratic, but one that still, before the credits roll, will make you want to stand up and cheer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    Even without an active political component, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, on a purely visual level, is one of the more amazing things you're likely to see in a theater this year.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    It's easily the scariest movie since "The Conjuring," and in some ways is a deeper and more satisfying film. It's stylish but not showy, more concerned with the thematic undercurrents coursing just beneath the surface.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    If The Protector 2 was dour, then it would also become totally unconvincing. Sure, it's silly, but it's also wildly entertaining and sprinkled with some nice emotional beats. As long as Tony Jaa keeps losing his elephant, we'll keep showing up to watch him track it down.