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Drillbit Taylor review

Posted : 4 years, 3 months ago on 9 March 2014 12:50

Drillbit Taylor is a bad movie no doubt about but seeing that Owen Wilson is in it i thought i would give it a watch and for the most part i end up liking it for some strange reason. I mean yeah everything about this movie is bad the plot is crap and the acting isnt that great but i just seem to end up enjoying this movie despite all that. Troy Gentile is freaking funny i have seen him in a couple movies before this and i always loved his character. Bad News Bears, Nacho Libre, Tenacious D in "The Pick of Destiny", Good Luck Chuck and even though his roles in these movies were small i always ended up laughing his parts. The movie is actually a bit longer then what id like it to be but they try to develop Owen Wilson character with him being a teacher and having a relationship with Leslie Mann's character but for me that ends up slowing down the movie.

Overall i give it a 5.0

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Drillbit Taylor review

Posted : 7 years ago on 8 June 2011 11:28

There are worse ways to pass the time than to watch this Owen Wilson vehicle, but then there are also much better ways, even within Wilson’s own back catalogue.

In this film his inept titular character is hired by three heavily bullied kids to be their bodyguard to protect them from the overly vile Filkins, a bully whose motives remain unclear throughout the movie. And during this employment, Drillbit realises his own flaws and tries to overcome them for love.

So far, so average. And that’s what this film is in spades. Average.
I am a big fan of Wilson’s brand of hero - aloof and dim but usually genuine. For me, this is where this particular movie falls down. You don’t especially care for Drillbit and his actions paint a much vicious character for Wilson than you’re used to. Given his central role as the “loveable rogue” something about it just doesn’t work (especially in those moments where his behaviour causes the kids to be physically hurt.)

Of course, Drillbit does come through by the end of the movie and the horrible bully gets his comeuppance, but as the credits roll you can’t help but switch it off and instantly forget it, so little is there in substance to remember.

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An average movie

Posted : 7 years, 6 months ago on 9 December 2010 10:08

There was a point, during the mid-2000’s, that Judd Apatow’s comedies were pretty much ruling the box-office and, 10 years later, he is still doing some decent business, even if he is so dominating anymore. Anyway, this movie seemed to be his first box-office plot but since that I have a weak spot for Owen Wilson, I still wanted to check it out. I didn’t know this but this was in fact the very last movie written by John Hughes before he died in 2009 but the script was so modified that he requested to have his name removed and to be credited as someone else. Anyway, after all, I thought it was actually not bad at all. Indeed, Owen Wilson gave his typical performance but he was quite entertaining and those 3 kids were actually pretty great but, unfortunately,  the story didn't really work out fine. Indeed, to make fun of homeless people was something rather tricky and the whole thing felt sometimes rather misguided and not really funny. It's too bad because it had some potential. Still, in spite of its flaws, I thought it was still a decent comedy and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 

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Rushed, But Funny And Enjoyable.

Posted : 9 years, 11 months ago on 29 June 2008 05:15

"Drillbit Taylor", is a very good comedy film, with a few flaws mixed into it. The story revolves around three high school students named Wade, Ryan, and Emmet. They are all having a little problem with these two bullies at their school. They punch them, make them pee on themselves, and etc. After awhile, they get angry about all of the pranks and bullying, so they put an ad on the internet for a bodyguard. Several people try out for the part, but they the kids can only afford one, "Drillbit Taylor". What happens next is the kids pay him a little money then, and then the rest later. Drillbit teaches them some fighting techniques and strategies to avoid the bullies or how to confront them if necessary. After a lot training, the kids think their ready for the bullies, but they are in for a rude awakening. Towards the end the middle/end of the film, it starts getting very repetitive and quite frankly a little annoying, until the very end, that is rather entertaining. The kids find out that Drillbit is just there to steal their money and belongings for money because he is a homeless bum. This film is very entertaining, with some great scenes, and very good acting, but the plot was rushed just a little bit. Other than that, "Drillbit Taylor" is worth seeing, or maybe even buying. I highly recommend this film to anyone looking for some laughs, and a very good story.

*May Contain Spoilers*

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Not Bad could of been far better

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 10 April 2008 12:12

Drillbit Taylor was a decent movie but should have Owen Wilson in a bigger part. The movie offers a few laughs and the kid actors in the movie were OK the fit one was funny the other with the crazy hair he was so so the little kid he was annoying but a little funny. Josh Peck plays one of the bullies which he also does a good job. Overall though this movie could of been better but instead but it filed with wannabe gangsters in parts which does get annoying

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