• 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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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Terri is a very funny film with strong performances and equally strong direction.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 7/10

November 11, 2013
Dan Sullivan
Film Comment Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 5, 2013
Cory Everett
The Playlist

...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 Source: The Playlist | Original Score: C+

July 10, 2013
Chris Buckle
The Skinny

Like its eponymous protagonist, Terri sits awkwardly outside mainstream expectations, but is all the more appealing for it.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 3/5

February 23, 2012
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Funny and perky but unlike most Fox Searchlight films, never saccharine.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

October 25, 2011
Matthew Turner

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

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 Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 20, 2011
Eric Melin

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 Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 19, 2011
Alonso Duralde
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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.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

October 7, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Against pretty tall odds, Azazel Jacobs' Terri turns out to be a very good movie with a great deal of charm.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 7, 2011
Mike Scott

John C. Reilly does what he always seems to do: He energizes, and thus steals, nearly every scene he's in.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2011
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Jacobs deftly mixes dark humor with moments of profundity that often take you by surprise.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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 Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

August 21, 2011
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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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 Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

August 19, 2011
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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Its charms feel somewhat calculated, but this reflective tale of outsider solitude has enough humor and poignancy to win admirers.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 19, 2011
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A story that quietly captures both the general horror and the faint possibility of hope that distinguish teenage life.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 19, 2011
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
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