• R, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Azazel Jacobs
    In Theaters:
    Jul 1, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 11, 2011


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Terri Reviews

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Director Azazel Jacobs delivers a naturalistic and entirely absorbing drama about a boy on the verge of self-awareness, capturing the awkward horrors and unexpected surprises that make up everyone's adolescence.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 4/5

August 19, 2011
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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A sweet and subtle comedy about the awkwardness of adolescence.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 19, 2011
Simon Miraudo

Terri is a broken-hearted dramedy about what it really means to be a misfit (and not the actually-a-smoking-hottie kind of misfit seen in Glee).

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 17, 2011
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

While Wysocki is the heart and soul of the movie, giving a performance well beyond his years, it is Reilly who is the life force that propels the film forward.

Full Review Source: Suburban Journals of St. Louis | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 10, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Terri may be strange, but it's a good, heartfelt strange that resonates long after the film ends.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

August 5, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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[An] emotionally acute indie comedy by Azazel Jacobs.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 5, 2011
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

A quietly funny teen drama that's capable of surprise

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

August 4, 2011
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The movie makes no concession to conventional, Hollywood storytelling, and at times seems to have little structure at all.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: C+

August 4, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Like its title character, an obese high-school misfit who wears pajamas to school because they're comfortable, Terri grows on you.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper

A compressed parable of the teenage years, sometimes dazzling in its emotional sweep and yet another reason to keep a close eye on Jacobs.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper | Original Score: B+

August 4, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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"Terri" is almost an anti-teen-coming-of-age teen-coming-of-age movie. And it's terrific.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Jacobs deftly handles the story's many moods, painting a picture of youth as a crazy, tragicomic time when even a wounded caregiver can make a world of difference.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 29, 2011
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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"Terri" is a challenging but rewarding throwback to a time when independent films weren't just stepping stones on the road to Hollywood.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 29, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's a modest little film, but it's beautifully done.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

July 29, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Jacobs and talented cinematographer Tobias Datum once again do a deft job conveying the texture of a home, this time the unkempt, jammed warren Terri shares with his Uncle James.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 22, 2011
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Stories about high school misfits form a substantial if commonplace subgenre of indie film dramas, so just by standing out from the pack, Azazel Jacobs' Terri is already marked with distinction.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

This band of strong, fascinating characters overcomes the otherwise awkward combination of script elements.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Much of the movie's success rests on the ample shoulders of Jacob Wysocki, who finds a sweet guileless spot as the title character.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

July 21, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The movie avoids clichés but also the big dramatic payoff we have every right to expect.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

July 21, 2011
James Berardinelli
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A hit-and-miss affair with some scenes and relationships ringing true and others drowning in a deep pool of artifice.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2011
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