Drillbit Taylor (12A)

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Mar 25 2008

Writer Seth Rogen and producer Judd Apatow created a couple of winning geeks in ‘Superbad’, but this tamer version of the fat kid/thin kid story fails to deliver the same laughs. Based on an idea by John Hughes, it stars Troy Gentile and Nate Hartley as a moderately amusing pair of nerds who fail to impress on their first day of high school (turning up wearing the same shirt doesn’t help).

After defending Emmit (David Dorfman) from the school bully, they become perennial victims and decide to hire a bodyguard, Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson). Taylor is a homeless con artist who’s out to rob the children, but their charms grow on him as he trains them up and poses as a teacher to protect them. Wilson’s mix of casual criminality and ineptitude is sometimes funny but rarely endearing: his character’s dark intentions are at odds with the film’s breezy, broad tone. ‘Drillbit Taylor’ is a bit of a giggle, but it lacks bite and direction: even the old prom showdown routine would have enlivened this aimless comedy.
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12A

UK release:

Fri Mar 28, 2008

Duration:

102 mins

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Luke Driver

Its another likeable comedy from the Apatow bunch, it may not be his best but it certainly has its moments with some great cameos.

Luke D

I think its not Apatows best but still it certinly has its moments, three kids are very likable and very funny cameos that score some laugh out load scenes.

usman

dumb arse comedy without any sparkle -wasting wilson in the worst way possible

mickey

this was such a great moviee. i would definetely recomend it. also did anyone notice that "Emmet" was also in "the ring" which is a scary movie. :)

mickey

this was such a great moviee. i would definetely recomend it. also did anyone notice that "Emmet" was also in "the ring" which is a scary movie. :)

Sutheran

Brilliant film... As long as you get over the fact that an 18year old was in the same class as a first year (chewing gum scene). But yes definately worth watchin, made me lol alot

Leanne

Loved it, i swear i was splitting my sides laughing, Owen Wilson looked so Gorgeous as usual, glad hes feeling better what a film =]

Leanne

Loved it, i swear i was splitting my sides laughing, Owen Wilson looked so Gorgeous as usual, glad hes feeling better what a film =]

Reginald

thought it was absolutely fantastic! went with a group of friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed it, definately worth watching chaps. that Owen Wilson what a fellow!

Reginald

thought it was absolutely fantastic! went with a group of friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed it, definately worth watching chaps. that Owen Wilson what a fellow!

lucy

this film is awesome!!It's a must see watch it while you can!!It is sooo funny all the through!!

lucy

this film is awesome!!It's a must see watch it while you can!!It is sooo funny all the through!!

Drew

Read the review properly you douche. He meants it would have been better with the cliched "prom" finale many high school films have.

Drew

Read the review properly you douche. He meants it would have been better with the cliched "prom" finale many high school films have.