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 Citizenfour
Lowest review score: 0 Assassin's Bullet
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 178
  2. Negative: 54 out of 178
178 movie reviews
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    Even without an active political component, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, on a purely visual level, is one of the more amazing things you're likely to see in a theater this year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    It's a different kind of Disney sports movie, more textured, gently spiritual and warmly idiosyncratic, but one that still, before the credits roll, will make you want to stand up and cheer.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    A film that double-underlines the fact that Collet-Serra knows exactly what to do with Neeson's on-screen persona in what is ultimately their most satisfying film yet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    The documentary, like its subject, is unapologetically dazzling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    Creep is a tiny movie whose uniqueness feels positively seismic. If there's one thing Creep has, it's an abundance of personality, and that cannot be understated.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Drew Taylor
    What keeps The Royal Road from feeling like its trapped in amber is the genuine heartbreak that Olson clearly feels, the rawness of her emotions and her dedicated willingness to share.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    V/H/S/2 is a whole lot of fun.
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    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Drew Taylor
    At the very least, Fantastic Fear of Everything has a fantastic central performance. And sometimes that's enough.

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