Josh Terry

Josh Terry
Josh Terry's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 16% Dolittle (2020) "Dolittle" is cute and quirky. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
4/4 85% Les Misérables (2020) "Les Miserables" emotes a portrait of conflicted humanity that reserves judgment in a way that few if any similar films have achieved. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.5/4 78% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The awkward blend of action, comedy and drama has its moments, enough to be entertaining in a guilty pleasure kind of way, but the back and forth creates a tonal mess, and overall the film feels like a throwback to an era that passed its expiration date. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
3/4 84% Just Mercy (2020) "Just Mercy" is just good enough of a legal drama to get you to think about its subject, but it's not a good enough movie to stick with you far beyond the theater doors. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/4 49% Underwater (2020) The straightforward premise has some potential, and there are some nice visuals in a few spots, but overall [William] Eubank's film is one of those movies where the nods to its predecessors just reinforce its own derivative inferiority. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) "1917" is grand in its scope and haunting in its visuals, but its simplicity is what makes Sam Mendes' film such a resonant portrait of its subject. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/4 95% Little Women (2019) [Greta] Gerwig's direction is energetic, and the production doesn't sacrifice any period charm. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3.5/4 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is a lot of fun, a genuine achievement and a great way to spend a couple of hours at the theater... But once the stardust settles, we'll probably still admit that the original trilogy is just never going to be matched. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
1.5/4 20% Cats (2019) You do get used to the feline antics after a while, and if that were the biggest problem, "Cats" might still work at a certain level. The bigger issue is that the film completely lacks tension or any real semblance of plot or story. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/4 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The sequel brings plenty of exciting action sequences, though, set on vast desert sand dunes and elaborate jungle bridges, and the charismatic wit and charm remains intact. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
1.5/4 17% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) There's very little in "Playmobil" to suggest the film isn't just a convenient tour of the playsets you can find at your local department store toy aisle. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/4 90% Dark Waters (2019) The twists and turns aren't quite as dramatic as they could be, and though the conflict is present, it feels too much like it's lingering in the background against a pretty linear narrative. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
2.5/4 72% The Aeronauts (2019) It's visually impressive, but floating under the surface is a story thin on substance and historical accuracy. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/4 97% Knives Out (2019) The story is clever enough to keep you on your toes, and a fantastic cast fills in all the gaps, with especially enjoyable performances from [Chris] Evans and [Daniel] Craig. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
3.5/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" doesn't take sides, but offers its message of kindness equally and makes it clear that sometimes it's the grownups who need Mister Rogers most of all. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/4 77% Frozen II (2019) The new story, which tries to build on Elsa's mythos, is convoluted and feels more invented than organic, leaving "Frozen 2" feeling like more of an obligation than an equal to the original film. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Irishman (2019) The performances are excellent, and aside from an early exception, the aging transformations used for the film's principal characters - especially [Robert] De Niro - are fantastic. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) If you love cars, you'll love "Ford v Ferrari." If you don't love cars, you'll still appreciate the big heart beating under its hood. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/4 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) "Charlie's Angels" checks the boxes, but that's it. It doesn't go above and beyond, and everything - from the set pieces to the action sequences - feels recycled. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) "Doctor Sleep" provides enough new intrigue mixed in with nostalgia to justify a ticket. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2.5/4 44% Midway (2019) There are good actors in the cast, but no one seizes the moment, and it doesn't help that a lot of dialogue stooped with cartoon patriotism and stiff acting leave the proceedings feeling awfully two-dimensional. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
2.5/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) It isn't hard to guess the big third-act twist long before it arrives, and though at a distance the whole trajectory is a noble exercise, Feig's film is clunky and feels more cliched than sincere. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) "Harriet" is a powerful story about a powerful person in American history, but it still feels like it belongs on the second tier of biopics and needs a bit more meat to make the tribute truly resonate. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/4 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) "Dark Fate" is nothing more than an attempt to sell the same product to the same audience with just enough window dressing to make it look new. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/4 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) In spite of the film's unconventional and off-the-wall style, it isn't hard to see where the different dynamics of "Jojo Rabbit's" principal characters are headed. But the journey is delightful, heartbreaking and truly remarkable. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/4 91% The Lighthouse (2019) "The Lighthouse" is a work of atmosphere, using stark visuals - in this case, black and white imagery shot at an unusual square aspect ratio - and a scant soundtrack to build an unsettling atmosphere of dread. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3/4 83% Jesus is King (2019) "Jesus is King" presents audiences with a difficult predicament: the film's content is fascinating, innovative and even inspirational. But there's painfully little of it to justify the admission. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3/4 26% Countdown (2019) If you're looking for a few good scares that push the PG-13 boundary without breaking it, "Countdown" has fun with its clever premise. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/4 67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) After 10 years, "Zombieland: Double Tap" doesn't really bring any new brains to the dinner table. But it's still a clever, fun and funny place to visit. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/4 94% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Like Davis' own life, Nelson's film follows a predictable pattern - which seems a little sad given the dynamic style of Davis' music. But that may not matter for those happy to just get lost in the atmosphere of Miles Davis' music. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/4 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) "Lucy in the Sky" has enough strengths to deserve some credit, but the sum total makes for a rough re-entry. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2.5/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) Despite its best efforts, [Ang] Lee's film feels a little dumbed down to match its blazing guns and flying bodies. It isn't great science fiction, but if you're looking for an action fix, it might do. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 44% The Addams Family (2019) It's more creepy and macabre than your usual family flick, but "The Addams Family" is a lot more fun than frightening. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
69% Joker (2019) It's dark, violent and unsettling, but it's also extremely thoughtful and executed to perfection. If you do choose to see it, it will stick with you for a long time. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/4 81% Abominable (2019) As a DreamWorks production, "Abominable" has a classic visual style, but if there's an additional element that justifies a look, it's the way the animation periodically uses light in its compositions. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/4 82% Judy (2019) It's effective, it's heart-wrenching, but it's also kind of a drag. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) "Ad Astra" might offer more in terms of meaning, while disappointing audiences who were expecting a little more in terms of action. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Even aside from the excitement of seeing the characters on the big screen, the story is well told and executed. If nothing else, "Downton Abbey" will leave audiences hoping for more adventures. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) [Jillian] Bell's performance as Brittany is spot on, and the bumps and cracks in the road eventually lead "Marathon" to a third act that is worth the journey. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) To get the story to fit together, too often "Goldfinch" relies on implausible chance meetings, and frequently its most interesting action happens off-screen, only to be recounted through a character's expository dialogue. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/4 63% It Chapter Two (2019) If creepy visuals is your thing, then the second installment of Stephen King's popular horror yarn will have you crawling into your seat. But if you require a little tension and unpredictability to get the job done, you should look elsewhere. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/4 98% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Overall, "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles" will be best appreciated by fans of the musical, but [Max] Lewkowicz's effort, like the musical itself, should carry an appeal that will be relatable outside of Broadway circles. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
2.5/4 44% After the Wedding (2019) "After the Wedding" has a way of getting lost in its own drama and losing the interest of the audience in the process. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/4 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Watching "Angel Has Fallen" is a little like eating at McDonald's while you're on vacation. It's safe, it's dependable and it's affordable, but you know there have to be better options available. It's not bad; it's just lazy. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
3/4 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) As a portrait of a flawed and regretful human being, even one who has seen great successes along the way, [A.J.] Eaton's film does have a valuable sobering quality that feels more universal. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
2.5/4 50% Overcomer (2019) To its credit, "Overcomer" does finish with an uplifting third act, but ultimately, it feels like a film with potential that just needed a steadier hand. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
3.5/4 98% One Child Nation (2019) The sum total is a film that pairs excellent content with engaging storytelling. While the film tends to lean hard on the side of criticism, it's interesting to note [Nanfu] Wang's inclusion of perspectives that support the one child policy. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 99% Honeyland (2019) The film is a memorable portrait of a region and its people, and a vivid lesson about the nature of craft and hard work. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/4 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Unfortunately, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" feels more like scraps than a juicy steak. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/4 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) On its own, the disturbed ghost in the haunted house framework is pretty routine, but it creates a fun showcase for the short stories, and the film's effective tension and scares are enough to cover for any lack of originality. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019