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DVD Review: Drillbit Taylor

DVD Review: Drillbit Taylor


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.

When you mix movies like Superbad and Kindergarten Cop together, you are sure to get a good amount of well enjoyed laughs out of it.

When freshmans Wade, Ryan, and Jim are having problems dealing with a new bully at their high school, they just might have to turn to the classifieds for protection. Enter Drillbit Taylor, a con man/bum who will do anything to anyone for the mighty dollar. He sees on the internet that the three young boys (who are spitting images of the 3 guys from Superbad), are looking for a bodyguard. It’s been a long time since Drillbit has gone on any secret missions in the army, so this one might take more than just a plan. Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) wrote most of this movie, and you can tell with the type of humor awaiting you. Owen Wilson has his hits and misses, but I enjoy it and it was well liked by most people I talk to as well. I am a fan of Drillbit Taylor; I just wouldn’t hire him myself. Check it out.

Review by Charlie Giltenboth

Grade: B+
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