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Drillbit Taylor (Extended Survival Edition) [Blu-ray] (2008)

Owen Wilson , Josh Peck , Steven Brill  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Owen Wilson, Josh Peck, Alex Frost, Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile
  • Directors: Steven Brill
  • Writers: John Hughes, Kristofor Brown, Seth Rogen
  • Producers: Andrew Epstein, Desiree Van Til, Donna Roth, Judd Apatow
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: July 1, 2008
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00168ML0C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,252 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Drillbit Taylor April 4, 2008
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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cute movie- Owen Wilson at his best December 26, 2013
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This was a cute movie- some inapropriate material for younger kids. I love Owen Wilson - he is very funny and this movie is no exception.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Drillbit Taylor February 27, 2014
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It was funny and I loved the actors! Good family time movie. It's worth recommending to friends and family.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wait until it comes on cable TV December 13, 2008
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I thought this movie would be hilarious because of Seth Rogen's involvement with writing the story but I was wrong. Owen Wilson is okay and you rarely get laughs from the teenage kids. Pretty much a Flop!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Drillbit Taylor Movie Review March 27, 2008
Drillbit Taylor makes quite an accomplishment in that it is a PG-13-rated film that has the feel of last year's R-rated Superbad. Most of the vulgarity that made Apatow's previous venture inappropriately hilarious has absconded to unknown horizons, and Drillbit is left with utilizing more crafty means at achieving laughs. Not necessarily more intelligent, but certainly less crude, the similarly hilarious lead characters all find their perfect places in this consistently amusing comedy.

Three kids experience bullying at school by antagonizer Filkins, an emancipated student who revels in terrorizing smaller kids. On their first day at high school, Wade (Nate Hartley as the Harry-Potter-like scrawny kid), Ryan (Troy Gentile as the overweight kid with the never-ending ranting) and Emmit (David Dorfman as the kid-who-gets-shoved-in-a-locker) can't seem to evade constant humiliation at the hands of nemesis Filkins. Only able to take so much, the three decide to hire a bodyguard to defend them. In a riotous job-interview montage, the trio chooses Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson), an ex-black-ops and improvised weapons expert, who teaches them to stick up for themselves. During the process, Drillbit gets sidetracked with aggressive teacher Lisa (Leslie Mann) and the truth that he is nothing more than a homeless bum who yearns for the good life in Canada.

Drillbit Taylor, like Superbad, derives much of its humorous moments by forcing many continual little laughs. Quick jokes follow rapid slapstick to allow the audience to pick and choose what tickles their funny-bones. When some gags don't work, instant new ribs replace them so that no one can sit still for long.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome... June 22, 2014
By SamHain
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this movie may not be for everyone, but you should see it at least once before making that decision. it is hilarious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it June 17, 2014
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This movies is both entertaining and funny...Me and my kids watch it over and over. Owen Wilson does an amazing job.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious movie May 10, 2014
By Lauri
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We watched the tail end of this in a hotel and so bought it to watch it all the way through. It was funny but very off color and I would not show it to young people.
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