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Drillbit Taylor (Extended Survival Edition) [Blu-ray]

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Ryan (Troy Gentile) Wade (Nate Hartley) and Emmit (David Dorfman) attend their first day at high school and they re pumped until they meet up with Filkins (Alex Frost) a school bully who comes off like a little Hannibal Lecter. Before they become completely engulfed in Filkins reign of terror they seek out some protection by placing an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine. Their best response and the cheapest comes from Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson) a down-on-his luck soldier of fortune who lives a homeless he likes to say home-free existence on the beach. He enrolls them in some physical and mental training.System Requirements:Running Time: 101 minutesFormat: BLU-RAY DISC Genre: COMEDY/SCREWBALL COMEDY Rating: PG-13 UPC: 097361383248 Manufacturer No: 138324

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drillbit Taylor June 10 2009
Format:DVD
what are you talking about this movie was awesome. you apparently dont get comedies thats what there all about: cliches streotypes and dumb situations
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars My Superbad Bodyguard June 27 2008
By Amanda Richards HALL OF FAME TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Imagine Superbad (minus the profanity and humor) mixed with My Bodyguard (minus the smarts) and you'll get Drillbit Taylor, a watered down, brainless high school movie about freaks and geeks.

Homeless slacker with a plan
Convinces kids that he's the man
To save them from their high school woes
Heigh ho, heigh ho, and off he goes

A drifter, con man and a thief
He's fishing for a maple leaf
But soon succumbs to greater greed
Instead of only chicken feed

He takes the boys under his wing
And soon he gets into the swing
And though his pupils try their best
The bully's clearly not impressed

Predictable and full of holes
Like many Owen Wilson roles
Take this Drillbit off your list
A bogeyed hole that's better missed

Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. You get what you pay for
2. To avoid overpayment, wait for this one on cable

Amanda Richards
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pile of rubbish Oct. 4 2008
Format:DVD
The concept behind this movie is rather cool: 3 Geeks in high school that are constantly tormented by 2 bullies enlist the help of Drillbit Taylor (played by Owen Wilson), a homeless ex-army officer and full-time beach bum.

While the concept should make for an entertaining film, the execution is ho-hum. Packed with stereotypes, cliches, bad acting and overall idiotic situations, Drillbit Taylor should be avoided, regardless of your age group.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just Entertaining Enough To Make You Yawn April 22 2013
By Mr. Sinister - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
First off I bought this Blu-ray for like a buck, so how could I go wrong. Even with shipping it was like $4. In the end, however, I still felt slightly ripped off. Not sure what Owen Wilson was thinking after making such great movies as The Royal Tannenbaums and The Life Aquatic, hell even Wedding Crashers, but perhaps he didn't even read the script before signing on. Here you have a group of misfit kids starting high school. You have the shy skinny geek and the fat outlandish geek and they wind up teaming up with the spastic incoherent geek and there off. Day one and they make the acquaintance of the school bully and his toady (Josh from Drake & Josh no less)and the beatings, pantsings, and arbitrary humiliations begin. Tired of the same thing every day, our three geeky heroes decide to hire a bodyguard. Enter Drillbit Taylor (Wilson) a homeless layabout who needs to earn some cash to make his way to Canada where he believes the good life is. The geek squad hires Drillbit thinking that he is some ex-paramilitary killing machine and all their problems with the bully will be over. No. Drillbit is just a jerk and he's totally afraid of violence. He's there for the money. You can see where this is going, right?

Seriously, the premise here has been used so many times that even to mock it would be a waste of time. The kids are charming and funny and pathetic and that makes you remember how you were when high school was the scariest place on earth. But the bully is over 18 and emancipated and some of the things he does to the three are so outrageous as to require jail time. So in the end, the movie just comes off as irritating. Wilson looks bored here, as if he can't even believe he's a part of this train wreck. Perhaps he was drunk when he signed the contract? Or owed someone a huge favor? Who knows. In the end, if you find yourself watching Drillbit Taylor, hopefully you only NetFlixed it. Look on in horror and smile maybe once, then flush it from your mind with anything else.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Drillbit Taylor April 4 2008
By Michael Zuffa - Published on Amazon.com
Wade (Hartley), Ryan (Gentile), and Emmitt (Dorfman) are three nerdy kids in need of protection. School bully Filkins (Frost) has decided to make their lives a living hell. After about a week of dealing with this, they decide to hire a bodyguard. Constrained by money, they opt for Drillbit Taylor (Wilson), an ex-military man who is currently homeless and trying to make enough money to get to Canada. Drillbit is less than impressive though, and has to come up with a plan quickly if he wants to help the kids and himself as well.

"Drillbit Taylor" fits the mold of the Judd Apatow-produced films, albeit in PG-13 form. Think of it as Judd Apatow-light, and that is fine because he knows what makes good movies. Sweetness, likeable characters, and raunchy comedy make up the mix, and for "Drillbit Taylor", the raunchiness is toned back to give it a PG-13 rating. Wilson is very good as Drillbit, a con-man of sorts that really isn't that good at things. "Drillbit Taylor" is an amusing addition to the Apatow family of films.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring Comedy with Very Few Laughs March 26 2013
By Dan Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Drillbit Taylor is a forgettable, unengaging, and rather bland comedy. I typically enjoy Wilson's work but this just couldn't hold my attention. The story is average and the characters are uninteresting. There are a few funny one-liners, and some funny cameos, but they are few and far between. The rest of the film is predictable, formulaic, and not at all clever.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Bully Was 18 The Whole Time! Sept. 6 2010
By Flap Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
Taken on its own, Drillbit Taylor is a film that's too grounded in reality to be that funny. Considering the pedigree involved in writing the project, add the phrase "Exceedingly disappointing" to it also. You see, John Hughes came up with the story, and Seth Rogan co-wrote the screenplay. No, this isn't an Ethan Cohen vs. Etan Cohen situation here, these are the John Hughes & Seth Rogan that you know and love. So how did this film go so wrong?

First off, the story. The plot revolves around three bullied kids hiring a bodyguard to protect them, except the bodyguard is actually a homeless person, and doesn't really have any credentials to be bodyguarding. Sound familiar? It should. The plot derives cliches from every bully plot or sub-plot in movie history, every character pretending who they're not, then being found out plot or sub-plot you've ever seen, and a myriad of other random high school cliches. And since the script was co-written by Seth Rogan, who also did Superbad, you can derive a dozen similarities to that movie as well. In fact, in that respect, Drillbit Taylor seems like the prequel to Superbad. There's the tall, geeky kid that has trouble with the ladies. There's his smart-mouthed friend, who also happens to be chubby. And they even have their third member, who isn't really a core member, but can be helpful/crazy when you need him to be. But Michael Cera, Jonah Hill & Christopher Mintz-Plasse these kids aren't. They're bad actors, and they sell little if anything about their characters. The adults are good actors, but with the exception of Owen Wilson and maybe Danny McBride, everybody is reduced to little more than cartoon characters. In one scene, the bully charms all the parents and the school principal with a stupid joke and a smile, and everybody acts like he was Jesus Christ. Granted, this fits into the cliche in these films that adults are stupid and you must take it upon yourself to stand up for yourself, but that's Home Alone logic. And at least in that film, the adults weren't total buffoons.

But that being said, the highlight of the film, and the only real reason you should think about watching this film is Owen Wilson. Wilson brings a certain charm to the character and makes the most out of a poorly-written character that's story-arch is a little bit non-existent. Wilson's character starts off as a greedy jerk, then turns into a nice guy, with the implication of one scene being the only explained reason. Then there's the fact that Drillbit can't really fight, then turns into a kicking bad-ass in the one ending scene that makes of the film's DVD cover.

Which brings me to this: The film isn't that funny. There's some gags that work, and the charms of a few of the actors make jokes more funny than they really are, but there simply isn't much here to laugh at. This is mainly due to the fact that there's little place for true humor in the story. Why? Because the bully is an unrelenting and dangerous psychopath that threatens people and commits bodily harm to them with a freakin' samurai sword. Thus, the confrontational scenes are utterly brutal to watch. It's like watching a mouse crawling into a lion's cage. You admire its perseverance, but you known that the Lion has the ability and the desire to shred such a cute thing. It's not funny, it's just uncomfortable and scary. The story tries to add humor around these situations, but every one of them falls flat. Especially the ones that involve topics such as balls. Oh, and if you've ever had past experience, or have been traumatized by a bully, you'll be traumatized by watching this film. I felt traumatized and I haven't even been in that situation.

Overall, if you're a HUGE Owen Wilson fan, then check out this movie, and you'll find something you like. Otherwise, skip it like it's a fat girl at the prom dance. There's not much to like, there's not much to think about, there's not that much to laugh at, and in the end, you just feel bad.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID This movie Dec 28 2012
By mane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Despite I am a big fan of Mr. Owen Wilson, I have to say that with this movie he has reach a deep bottom.
This movie is not funny at all. If you have extra money, don't invest in this movie; give it to some veteran association.
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