For 180 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Drew Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Cutie and the Boxer
Lowest review score: 0 Assassin's Bullet
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 180
  2. Negative: 54 out of 180
180 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 42 Drew Taylor
    When the final moment comes and it's revealed how the children died, it's less of a surprise than a shrug. Drama robbed of suspense is just dull.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 42 Drew Taylor
    Overall, there is a fundamental lack of excitement or energy; it's a 95-minute movie that feels twice as long as "The Hobbit."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Drew Taylor
    Here everything feels limp – simultaneously over and undercooked. It doesn't leave much of an impression and every scare seems to be either some lame jump scare or a fright inflicted by the shrill score.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Drew Taylor
    Citadel, which won the Midnight award at the fest, further explores the fears and anxieties of urban Britain (and Ireland), and the results are sometimes scary, sometimes silly, and always politically questionable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Drew Taylor
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit refashions the character (this time played by Chris Pine) into a man of immediate action, and in doing so drains him of anything that made him a relatable human being.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Drew Taylor
    You just wish that the kind of attention lavished on the visuals of Despicable Me 2 could have carried over to its storytelling. Despicable Me 2 lacks emotion and depth, and all the minions in the world can't make up for that.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 33 Drew Taylor
    It's ultimately a convoluted, muddy (both literally and figuratively) and overlong bore that takes an intriguing premise and does absolutely nothing with it.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    It's a found footage movie that feels instantly dated, even with its supposed political undertones. It's creaky, laborious, and not, in the least bit, scary.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    It's just a bore, barely registering as a movie (visually, it looks more like an USA cable series), which is a shame, because with the oddball cast and somewhat notable director, it could have been fun and trashy. Instead, it's just forgettable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    This newest film is an undercooked potboiler, one so tastelessly bland and visually indistinguishable that you wonder if anyone associated with the project realized what makes cheapo crime fiction so fun to consume.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    There are so many interesting ideas and concepts that could have been spun from this framework. Instead, it's the work of a bunch of filmmakers who seemingly wanted to offer up a WTF-worthy twist ending and tried to reverse engineer a movie from it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    Completely forgettable, Hellions is far less cool, smart, and scary than it thinks it is.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    Night at the Museum was always the best when it was closest to complete anarchy, tapping into the zippy, good-natured malevolence of filmmakers like Joe Dante, but here that energy is gone, replaced by a kind of sleepy noncommittal attitude. The magic has dried up; the museum is closed forever.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    Fans of the novel might get some minor thrills from the big screen adaptation, but it's hard to understand what made the material so popular in the first place.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    The marketing engine of Minions is undeniably powerful. This is something craftily designed to sell toys and theme park tickets and special cans of Tic-tacs. But it’s not a movie. It’s an eyesore.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    A plodding, undercooked, and old-fashioned (not in a good way, either) chiller that will bore you to tears instead of scare you to death.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    The Smurfs 2 doesn't even pretend to be anything more but the most base, sugar-coated family entertainment, the kind of things that parents won't even be able to comprehend, much less enjoy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    What's interesting about Proxy is that it plays with all of the ephemera associated with pregnancy – the way that a person's psychology can warp around it – but too often gets bogged down in B-movie clichés and an unnecessarily convoluted narrative that strives for profundity but comes across as crass and dull.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    Ted 2 gives lip service to civil liberties and spends the rest of the running time picking the easiest joke to tell, again and again and again.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    Tammy is a boring, unfunny road movie that limps along idly, consisting of a string of nonsensical set pieces and halfhearted stabs at character development that come across as off-putting and odd.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    It's utterly unconvincing and not scary in the slightest.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    A dumb, loud action movie that aspires to forcibly entertain and provoke thought but fails miserably.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    One of the more disappointing big studio animated features this year, a movie can't even muster the energy to be visually engaging, let alone give you anything to care about story-wise.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    It’s the kind of garbage that does a disservice to the fearless possibilities of the horror genre and its knack for sly social commentary.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    For a movie that tries to create and sustain a sensation of wild unpredictability, it's a huge failure. It's not shocking if we've all seen it a thousand times before. With 21 and Over, it's all been there, drank that.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    If DreamWorks Animation is hoping to get back on track with this movie, a lavish sci-fi comedy based on a recent children's book, they're pretty much doomed.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    I Give It a Year groans on, with unmemorable scene after unmemorable scene, each one more contingent on coincidence and happenstance than by the actual, gear-filled mechanics of drama or comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    The fact that the sequel is a messy, dull, instantly forgettable trifle somehow makes it the perfect follow-up to the original -- it's just as horrible.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    With long stretches (we're talking 20-30 minutes) without a single guffaw, Identity Thief is aggressively dull, and will joylessly steal two hours of your life that you will never get back.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    No matter how good The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones looks, it's hard to really care about anything that's going on, and not just because we could barely understand it.

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