For 169 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Drew Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Citizenfour
Lowest review score: 0 A Million Ways to Die in the West
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 169
  2. Negative: 51 out of 169
169 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    The movie is sexy, in a very real, occasionally shocking way, and it's interesting to see this kind of frankness in a movie where the characters are all so young.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    What makes “Misfire” so powerful is that it isn’t just the story of the Shooting Gallery — which is tragic but one that doesn’t resonate all that well today because their output was often iffy and unmemorable — but the story of independent cinema of that period.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    Stretch is a truly enjoyable oddity, a movie that was too brash, too weird, too idiosyncratic for a major release, but one that should settle into a nice, long shelf life. Stretch is a wild ride, and one very much worth going on.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    While McFarland, USA doesn't reinvent the wheel (in fact, it makes "Million Dollar Arm" seem even more abstract, due to its virtual absence of actual sports), it does deliver in all the ways you expect that a Disney sports movie should: it's heartwarming, handsome, and features an exceptional Costner performance at its center.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    What We Do In the Shadows is the type of little movie that you watch and feel like you've discovered something really special. It's a total surprise; a silly, scary delight.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    At the very least, Fantastic Fear of Everything has a fantastic central performance. And sometimes that's enough.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Between the charming Copley performance, the ingenious visuals, the absolutely incredible all-electronic Hans Zimmer score (seriously, this is one of his best ever), and the propulsive narrative thrust (Blomkamp is rarely singled out for how swiftly he moves things along, plot holes be damned), there is a lot to appreciate and even love about Chappie.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Whether or not you've steeped in film noir lore, Hotel Noir still plays like an enjoyable little thriller.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Lynch has a sure hand... The camera moves but never feels overly active, and within the first few minutes the geography of the apartment is so brilliantly laid out that you feel like you could navigate your way around blindfolded. It has a nice tempo, with the appropriate lulls in the action and some surprising reveals.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Had the filmmakers shaved away some of the embellished excess, they might have had a minor classic on their hands, worthy of the Anderson and Hughes canon. Instead, they have a very good movie whose reverence ends up bringing it down.
    • 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.
    • 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."

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