For 154 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Drew Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 ParaNorman
Lowest review score: 0 Assassin's Bullet
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 154
  2. Negative: 44 out of 154
154 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    Made in America proves that the American dream is undeniably powerful, even to those who have accomplished so much that they have to appreciate it in a form that borders on the abstract.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    “No No” is a jazzy, joyful exploration of a man that, if he wasn’t able to actually change the system, was at least happy with giving it the middle finger.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    It might be slight, but Loitering With Intent is fast, funny, and incredibly heartfelt. And sometimes that's enough.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Handsomely animated and features a story that, while hopelessly familiar, at least seems to be part of a whole. Also, there are pirates. So there's that.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Hotel Transylvania is very different from its contemporaries. You just wish that, with so much emphasis on chaos, they could have spent a little more time on character.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    The picture's conspiratorial late-night tone and fleshy after hours luridness was practically built for watching at night, when our parents think we've gone off to bed (think '80s films directed by folks like Adrian Lyne).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is easily the best film of the new trilogy, more entertaining and energetic and tonally in sync with Jackson's earlier, edgier work, shifting from berserker comedy to abject horror at a moment's notice (and then back again).
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    In zany set piece after zany set piece, the movie sets itself apart as willing to try anything, do anything for laugh, and it succeeds more often than it fails, even when falling back on some creaky wordplay and the occasional over-emphasis on both fart gags and pop culture references.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Barrett and Wingard are clever filmmakers, but unlike many modern day horror directors, their cleverness never gets in the way. There's an earnestness to the entertainment in You're Next that is truly admirable, and at the end of the day it's a super enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Whether or not you've steeped in film noir lore, Hotel Noir still plays like an enjoyable little thriller.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Levinson is interested in humanity, in the small moments that make us who we are, and it's these moments that make The Bay so chilling.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    If Kiss of the Damned has one thing, it's an identifiable groove, one that is sustained and very, very infectious.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    V/H/S/2 is a whole lot of fun.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    All of the young actors are committed, and director Dean Israelite has a good handle on the material, offering his own contributions to the time travel genre (like how violent the act itself is) while continually tipping his hat to what came before it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Non-Stop isn't exactly a smooth ride, but as far it being the big screen equivalent of an airplane novel, one that you read on the flight and throw away when you get to your destination, it is wildly successful. Just don't think too hard about it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    There’s a restless inventiveness to many of the gags that are matched only by the outrageousness of their surroundings.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    There’s always been something romantic and powerful about relationships primarily built on letter-writing, and that’s true for Shepard and Dark too.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    With its tongue placed firmly in cheek (it is, after all, called Big Ass Spider), it delivers on a whole bunch of laughs and thrills, in a way that some big budget spectaculars can't even muster.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Heisserer is able to keep the thrills coming while maintaining an emotional tether to the character and the situation. While occasionally the movie veers into the realm of implausible melodrama, it's a well-modulated affair and knows exactly when to pull itself back from the brink.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Draft Day isn’t a movie that is going to change lives or shift paradigms, but it is entertaining, and assembled with care and attention to detail.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    As pithy and sharp-witted as the screenplay is ... the direction by series creator Rob Thomas ... is oftentimes flat and visually dull. ... And so the movie, is more than anything, a bold and breathless work of fan service, configured by the creators of the original series for the maximum enjoyment of the fans of the original series.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    At the very least, Fantastic Fear of Everything has a fantastic central performance. And sometimes that's enough.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    At it’s best, Tusk is outlandishly unforgettable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Odd Thomas is a much better film than it's non-release would suggest. Hopefully one day it'll find it's audience and people will appreciate it for something other than just being better than "Phantoms."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Unlike most movies that use the current economic crisis as a dramatic backdrop, Healy's character is vibrant enough that the audience can make an easy connection and go through the journey with him.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Planes: Fire and Rescue serves as a dramatic improvement over the original, introducing thrilling action sequences backed by actual stakes and an unexpected emotional dimension, all on top of upgraded animation and a greater emphasis on character.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    In the new documentary To Be Takei, it becomes clear that Takei is a man who defies expectations and subverts stereotypes at virtually every turn. It’s just a shame the movie wasn’t as progressive as its subject.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    There are enough pleasures going on in John Wick to elevate it above just another dumb action movie.

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