For 120 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Drew Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Big Bad Wolves
Lowest review score: 0 Winter's Tale
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 120
  2. Negative: 32 out of 120
120 movie reviews
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    If there's a problem that gets in the way of some genuinely scary moments, it's that the filmmakers (all four of them) don't ever give you enough information to invest in the characters.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    3 Days to Kill might not be art, but it's better than most of the overtly violent action fare that litters the multiplexes these days, thanks largely to the fact that its heart is almost as big as its explosions.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Drew Taylor
    While the movie is not without its charms, there's nothing indicating that it's actually a Hammer movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.