Terri Reviews

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Terri is a very funny film with strong performances and equally strong direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dan Sullivan
Film Comment Magazine
November 5, 2013
Whereas Jacobs père has been most concerned for the past four decades with using cinema as an instrument for exploring the mechanics and boundaries of visual perception, Jacobs fils is less a mad scientist than a misfit bard.
Cory Everett
The Playlist
July 10, 2013
...An enjoyable coming-of-age film but a few of the darker sequences and the general feeling that you've seen this story before might keep it from being a larger success.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 12, 2013
"Terri" has one leaving the theater thinking "And?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Buckle
The Skinny
February 23, 2012
Like its eponymous protagonist, Terri sits awkwardly outside mainstream expectations, but is all the more appealing for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 28, 2011
Terri is at least an interesting movie, though it lacks any sort of direct overcoming of the conflict, and things piddle out in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 25, 2011
Terri leaves an unsatisfying taste and, as memories of its moments of charm and even insight fade, it only grows bitterer.
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
October 25, 2011
Funny and perky but unlike most Fox Searchlight films, never saccharine.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 20, 2011
A winningly understated performance from John C. Reilly and a potentially star-making turn from lead Jacob Wysocki help place Terri's firm finger on the pulse of the often senselessly cruel high school experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
October 19, 2011
Terri was shot in just a couple locations on a tiny budget, but it sense of heightened reality and terrific performances make it a strangely touching story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 19, 2011
The film's less-than-engrossing atmosphere is compounded by Wysocki's competent yet charmless performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
Lest you think that you've already seen every possible variation on the outsider-nerd story, Terri keeps plenty of surprises up its pit-stained sleeves.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 30, 2011
Crafted with care and imagined with empathy, but the nicely realized scenes don't add up to a satisfying whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 7, 2011
Against pretty tall odds, Azazel Jacobs' Terri turns out to be a very good movie with a great deal of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 26, 2011
John C. Reilly does what he always seems to do: He energizes, and thus steals, nearly every scene he's in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 24, 2011
Jacobs deftly mixes dark humor with moments of profundity that often take you by surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 21, 2011
Jacobs' pic might not be the most profound, but it's enjoyable, humorous, thoughtful, earnest and it has a feel for what it's like to be an adolescent geek.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
August 19, 2011
Jacob Wysocki infuses his performance in the title role with precisely that same duality, turning Terri into an oversized portrait of adolescence -- so naive yet so wise, strangely believable and believably strange.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
August 19, 2011
Its charms feel somewhat calculated, but this reflective tale of outsider solitude has enough humor and poignancy to win admirers.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
August 19, 2011
A story that quietly captures both the general horror and the faint possibility of hope that distinguish teenage life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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