For 145 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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Drew Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 ParaNorman
Lowest review score: 0 Getaway
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 145
  2. Negative: 41 out of 145
145 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Drew Taylor
    Apatow indulges in his freeform tendencies to a particularly destructive degree with This is 40, resulting in a movie in which the ambitions are only equaled by the shortcomings.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Drew Taylor
    Quite frankly, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files would have been better if it had a little more meat on its bones.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Drew Taylor
    It might be overlong, overstuffed, and occasionally operatic, but that doesn't mean that it can wring the tears out of you.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Drew Taylor
    All in all, Earth to Echo is passable family entertainment, neither unforgettable nor particularly bad.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Drew Taylor
    If you’re not looking for reinvention and loved the first "Sin City," then you'll probably love this one too. It's a gorgeous-to-look-at, brain-splattered case of "more of the same."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 58 Drew Taylor
    He's a romantic and a psychopath and creature of the night. Sadly, Dracula Untold, with its humorless aura and been-there-done-that feel, doesn't allow Evans to inhabit many of these aspects. Instead, Dracula Untold feels largely uninspired.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Drew Taylor
    Yes, it’s funny and charming and sometimes deeply amusing. But at the same time it lacks any kind of emotional resonance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Drew Taylor
    There's something deeply poetic about Lincoln making his way through a changed nation to meet his demise. Such poetry is nowhere to be found in Lincoln.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Drew Taylor
    Alien abductions are a truly terrifying idea, and building an alien abduction movie on the template of "Poltergeist" is a great idea. But "Poltergeist" had one thing Dark Skies is sorely in need of: follow-through.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Drew Taylor
    Rubberneck is a thriller too drab and self-obsessed to ever be truly thrilling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Drew Taylor
    The pleasure and the pain are all up there on the screen; we just wish it was less painful to watch.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Drew Taylor
    Chun admirably attempts to make each thriller-y motion mean a little bit more. But oftentimes he fails, and the back half of the movie is filled with perfunctory suspense set pieces, doused in blood and full of trauma, that leave little impact.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Drew Taylor
    Unfortunately, this low budget chiller is unable to capture the same kind of awe and terror that made "The Thing" so powerful, although its attempt to be more character-based and emphasis on practical effects is somewhat admirable. Somewhat.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Drew Taylor
    At 100-minutes, the movie drags and drags until finally losing steam in the last act and then collapses into a pile of worn out platitudes, limp gross out gags and gooey sentiment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Drew Taylor
    It offers a handful of effective moments and some characters that are fun to watch squirm through muck and bones, but not much more than that, especially when the films spins out of control towards its conclusion.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Drew Taylor
    There are filmmakers who are able to weave social commentary through the arena of big budget entertainment, without having it come across as lopsided or boring; Allen Hughes, it turns out, is not one of these filmmakers.

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