For 178 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Drew Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The LEGO Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 178
  2. Negative: 54 out of 178
178 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Deeply human, full of dread simmering just beneath the surface and quietly unsettling.
    • 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."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    V/H/S/2 is a whole lot of fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    At it’s best, Tusk is outlandishly unforgettable.
    • 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.
    • 47 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    There are enough pleasures going on in John Wick to elevate it above just another dumb action movie.
    • 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.
    • 63 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    Spy
    Feig's commitment to the genre, and some truly wonderful set pieces, make Spy as lovable as its main character.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    Turns out it was even trickier than originally imagined and that for all of its best efforts, The Monuments Men remains an unwieldy, overtly sentimental (but still emotionally distant) epic.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    When Planes really takes flight, it can be boldly transporting. Other times, though, it feels like it's running low on jet fuel, full of limp characterizations and questionable set pieces.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    Under the Electric Sky shows you the transformative, incredibly positive power of dance music, but in terms of a movie, it falls a little flat.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    Writer/director Richard LaGravenese tries his damnedest to deftly navigate the clunky plot, and while it's not exactly a home run, it's still an incredibly stylish, evocative, edgy (was that an incest reference?) and frequently funny (there's even a Nancy Reagan joke) Southern Gothic romance.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    Thankfully, as the movie goes along, he tempers his bloodlust, instead engaging in sequences that up the suspense and terror while not exclusively luxuriating in the bloodshed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    Riddick, as a character, is best when he's alone, fighting against insurmountable odds, with narratives that serve his singular nastiness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a mild lark. It's odd, off-the-wall, and has enough jokes and gags that if you're forced to take your little one to the theater, you won't spend the entire time looking at your watch or planning your escape.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    In Brick Mansions Walker is understated and tough, a continued testament to his frequently overlooked accomplishments as a performer. You just wish the movie surrounding him was better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    What Ping Pong Summer lacks in conviction or ingenuity, it makes up for in heart. The nostalgia that the entire film is built upon doesn’t seem misplaced.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    While the movie is not without its charms, there's nothing indicating that it's actually a Hammer movie.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    There have been some reports that this is the last entry in the series, but it feels like the franchise is (finally) just getting started. "The Expendables 4" anyone?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    With just a little bit more prodding and elaboration, the movie could have been rich and evocative. Even if you don't believe what he preaches, the movie (at least) could have bordered on a transcendent experience. As it stands, it's pretty good, but not exactly heavenly.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    Strange Magic is messy and uneven and occasionally annoying, but it also dares to be different.

Top Trailers