For 124 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Drew Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 ParaNorman
Lowest review score: 0 I, Frankenstein
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 124
  2. Negative: 32 out of 124
124 movie reviews
    • 43 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    It's hard to tell who is to blame for the movie's abrasive anonymousness – Curtis or Apted – but it hardly matters. In either directors' hands, Chasing Mavericks would have been a wipe-out. It's totally bogus.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    Paranormal Activity 4 is listless, dreadful and boring, an almost painfully inert and superficial ghost story that lacks specificity or scares. Time to turn the camera off, guys.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in a few months it will also be paved with unwatched DVD copies of The Tall Man.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    Watching Deadfall really is like being trapped in a blizzard – the cinematography is so muddy you can barely make out what's going on on screen (besides the bright splashes of blood) – you're antsy to be anywhere else but where you are.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    Snitch is just a big, dumb, ugly-looking waste of time, one that turns one of cinema's most charismatic heroes into a restless drone. As they say in the joint: snitches get stitches. But Snitch deserves to be put down for good.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    A movie that is, in its subtle way, as offensive and mean-spirited as anything Sandler has done, but in a way that is so cuddly, there's the possibility it could, somehow, go unnoticed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Drew Taylor
    It's utterly unconvincing and not scary in the slightest.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 16 Drew Taylor
    We assure you, it's not worth taking a trip to down to the House at the End of the Street. Something horrible might have happened there, but it can't be worse than this movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 16 Drew Taylor
    The characters are so two-dimensional that a meaningful connection with the material isn't elusive; it's downright impossible.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 16 Drew Taylor
    It's a testament to the movie's lack of creativity that Anderson can't even rip off "Aliens" and have it come across as anything less than totally boring.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 16 Drew Taylor
    Alex Cross is more boring than your average weeknight procedural, except much longer, dumber and more violent.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 16 Drew Taylor
    Whatever Branded is selling, we aren't buying.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 16 Drew Taylor
    A movie so ugly and woeful that you'll wish you had superhuman strength to pluck your own eyeballs out of your head.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 16 Drew Taylor
    While the more down-to-earth Chef does offer some fascinating autobiographical dimensions, the film is also an overlong, unfunny, largely insufferable bore.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Drew Taylor
    This movie is a corpse in desperate need of reanimation.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Drew Taylor
    It's a comedy so out of touch that jokes disappear before they're even delivered, as if by magic.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Drew Taylor
    One step worse than most of these video game movies. It feels less like a game and more like what happens when you leave your PlayStation on and it becomes a kind of dim screensaver. If we had a controller in our hand, we would probably throw it at the screen.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Drew Taylor
    Anyone watching Assassin's Bullet will be gripped with a similar sensation -- to be anywhere but watching this movie.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Drew Taylor
    It's understandable that larger scale movies will want to spawn sequels, but this is about two degrees away from being a movie that premieres on Cinemax on a Friday night, sandwiched between two soft core porn movies with funny titles. Getaway is stuck in neutral. And that's where it'll stay.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Drew Taylor
    It’s a lifeless, meandering, overlong (116 minutes!) trudge through the oversized ego of its creator, full of wrong-headed humor and inept filmmaking.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Drew Taylor
    The entire movie feels belabored, lumbering from one awful, over-dressed set piece to another. It's wrongheaded, it's horrendous, it's filled with lines of dialogue that are utter howlers, and yet, it's the type of movie that feels so confident that it really is something. It is, in fact, not.