Drillbit Taylor

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Drillbit Taylor
Two boys start high school and immediately get on the wrong side of the school bully. When no adults will come to their rescue, their decide to hire a bodyguard. Unfortunately the man they pick is a homeless army deserter, more intent on making a quick buck and robbing their homes. However, when he sees they do have a problem, he has a change of heart and goes undercover as a teacher at their school. They boys meanwhile try to use the things he taught them for dealing with life's little problems, including a first romance.

102 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language, Violence).
Comedy.
Like a mother hen and her chicks...
Like a mother hen and her chicks...

Credits

Cast
Owen Wilson, Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile, David Dorfman, Alex Frost, Leslie Mann, Valerie Tian
Director
Steven Brill
ScreenplayKristofor Brown, Seth Rogen, John Hughes
MusicChristophe Beck
CinematographyFred Murphy
EditingBrady Heck, Thomas J. Nordberg
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2008
Produced byParamount Pictures, Apatow Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageMild
NudityBrief
SexInnuendo
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
-50
Impudence / Hate
-50
Sexual Immorality
-33
Drugs / Alcohol
40
Offence to God
-38
Murder / Suicide
50
Final score
-13

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi
10
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
8
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Ivan Sadler
10
BBC
Paul Adrendt quote iconAfter a string of successes, the Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow comedy factory has finally produced a dud with Drillbit Taylor, a boring, mean-spirited school comedy.
5
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconLeaving aside its total predictability, questionable violence-as-solution message and standard-issue soft-pedal misogyny, Drillbit Taylor is above all lazy.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconDrillbit Taylor is a study in mediocrity and the only way anyone would be aware it came from Judd Apatow and his posse would be to read the credits. It saddles the talented comedic actor Owen Wilson with a virtually laughless script and forces him to wallow in a pond of shallow, artificial sentimentality
10
ScreenIt
quote iconDrillbit Taylor ends up such a weak comedy that no one will care about that it will be easy pickings for any reviewer ready for a little cinematic bullying.
6
Metacritic.com
31 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
134 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconOwen Wilson's charms can't save Drillbit Taylor, an unfunny, overly familiar bullied-teen comedy.
5

What the People say

Internet
7708 Netizens quote iconOwen Wilson: Army of One
12

Average .. 42%

8

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