Drillbit Taylor

Movie review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

More fights than laughs in Owen Wilson comedy.

PG-13 2008 102 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 38 reviews

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age 14+

Seriously one of the worst movies I've ever seen

I was expecting some dumb humor, but this movie's message was horrible (basically that some kids simply deserve to be bullied by virtue of size, looks, personality, etc.). My kids (ages 11 and 13 thought the initial scenes that established the bully as the enemy were hilarious. Spoiler alert: the bully gets his comeuppance at the end, but only after resorting to real violence. And as others have mentioned, the bully acts like a model kid whenever adults around, so of course the victims of his bullying are not believed. The humor fell flat most of the time, and Owen Wilson was so not the right person for this role. Not funny, not entertaining, and full of all the wrong messages, this movie deserves to sink quickly into obscurity.

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Too much violence
age 15+

Skimpy scenes that this review doesn't mention...

There is a music video the boys are watching and we see a close up of a womans side butt cheeks coming out of her shorts-it's like a second of two and she is oiled up or wet.. and then we see her close up in a bikini top and then another shot of her close up in a midriff top bouncing up and down in the music video. There are 2 girls in bikinis sunbathing we see them laying down with bellys down and the young boys run into them and then go back to them to take pics of them and then they are shown again taking pics with the girls and the girls are still with their bellys downs.. one of the girls is holding her top on while taking pics.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 19, 2008
  • On DVD or streaming: June 30, 2008
  • Cast: Nate Hartley, Owen Wilson, Troy Gentile
  • Director: Steven Brill
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude sexual references throughout, strong bullying, language, drug references and partial nudity.
  • Last updated: July 2, 2022

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