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
2/4 52% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jim Jarmusch's film falls flat with the kind of third act wheeze that leaves you thinking the filmmakers just got bored and staggered away from their own movie. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) The wit is there, the effects are fun and a new character named Pawny has some good moments, too. But even though the parts are in place, somehow the energy and chemistry is lacking. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 80% Fast Color (2019) The more you find out, the more [Julia] Hart's film settles into a kind of ponderous groove that eventually works its way into a solid story arc but struggles to register on the Richter scale. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/4 45% The Tomorrow Man (2019) To call "Tomorrow Man" low key is an understatement, and it's light years from the tone and energy of your usual romantic comedy. We're definitely in indie territory here. Still, a lot of the usual beats are there. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
2.5/4 71% All Is True (2019) Considering the film's subject, a different focus and more strictly faithful narrative might have delivered a more resonant experience. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 56% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) "The Secret Life of Pets 2" is a pretty typical sequel, a funny B-list animated feature that should be enough to keep the kids happy right now, even if most people will have a tough time remembering much about the movie in a year or two. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) If "Dark Phoenix" had turned up halfway through the series, little here would have been an issue. But in context, [Simon] Kinberg has produced a good movie that serves as an awkward series finale. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Often the phrase "turn off your brain" is used too generously as an excuse for a bad movie. With "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," it should be used as an endorsement. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 89% Rocketman (2019) [Dexter] Fletcher's film could have provided more depth rather than rely on its grandiose Broadway musical sheen, but the sheen fits the subject, and it's unlikely anyone will be disappointed with the results. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 79% Photograph (2019) The film may not deliver what you'd normally expect from a romantic Saturday night at the movies, but if you're looking for something a little unique, Photograph is a perfect fit. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 90% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) Biggest Little Farm is an excellent and insightful documentary - one that would make Old MacDonald proud. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 57% Aladdin (2019) Taken in context, the new Aladdin is OK, but not great. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) It's pretty rare that a sequel improves on an original, but that is certainly the case with Gail Mancuso's A Dog's Journey. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 47% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) [The film] seems determined to use that pretty sheen -- plus a lot of romantic montages -- to disguise a host of story problems and issues, which become more and more obvious when you consider how such an encounter would play out in reality. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The result is a film that is well-executed (sorry, pun intended), but that I feel uneasy enjoying or recommending. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 34% Poms (2019) Keaton is solid in the lead role, and Weaver has some fun as her sidekick but there's definitely a feeling that they could have used some better material and execution here. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) For a movie inspired by such a goofy pop culture phenomenon, Detective Pikachu feels energetic but remarkably restrained. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/4 51% Tolkien (2019) You don't have to be a Lord of the Rings fan to appreciate Dome Karukoski's excellent "Tolkien," but fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels and films will especially appreciate this sharp biographical effort... - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 15% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle is yet another example of why Hollywood has completely run out of original ideas. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 29% UglyDolls (2019) The messages are nice enough, but their uninspired delivery and the bland plot makes Ugly Dolls feel more like an after-school special than worthy of full-price tickets for a family outing. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) "Woman at War's" story is interesting enough on its own, but Erlingsson's quirky execution further elevates the unique material. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/4 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't it Romantic" pokes fun at rom-coms while also recognizing what makes them so adored, and that perspective is largely what makes the movie work. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3.5/4 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) The effort is well worth it. "Happy Death Day 2U" is a blast. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2.5/4 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The ambitious "Alita" feels custom-made for adult fans of the graphic novel - a narrow segment that is not enough to justify the film's expense. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% End Game (2018) A thoughtful treatment of end-of-life care that explores themes of faith and family while confronting the blunt realities of terminal illness. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
100% Black Sheep (2018) Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn's film intercuts between Cornelius' direct-to-camera narrative and dramatized re-enactments, allowing Cornelius to share a gripping and disturbing story. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3.5/4 73% Troop Zero (2019) It's always nice when an underdog movie like this can match a big heart with some real quality production. Everyone can use a boost in February, but "Troop Zero" will cheer you up most any time of year. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
3/4 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) A moving and valuable tribute to a war that, comparatively speaking, doesn't get so much attention on the big screen. Jackson's effort is welcomed, even if it's hard to watch. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/4 100% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Regardless of your own sentiments, "Mike Wallace is Here" maintains a thoughtful tone that never feels overbearing or biased; whether you're interested in a history of the man or the field he pioneered, Belkin's film should be required viewing. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/4 98% Apollo 11 (2019) An inspiring and mesmerizing 90-minute re-creation of the historic mission, constructed out of footage shot during the monumental event. You must see this movie. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
2.5/4 79% Late Night (2019) Kaling's charm holds the ship together, but beneath the bright smile "Late Night" has a few leaks. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) In spite of the pervasive melancholy, "Stan & Ollie" also carries a sweetness and dignity that ennobles its subjects. A lot of that has to do with the warm performances from Coogan and Reilly, who disappear into their roles. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Given the recent struggles of medieval films, "Kid Who Would Be King's" youthful spirit feels instructive, and gets at the heart of what makes those tales so legendary in the first place. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/4 37% Glass (2019) One of the most unique superhero movies to hit the big screen, and Shyamalan deserves credit for taking a new angle on a well-trod subject. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2/4 10% Replicas (2019) At any rate, the real bummer with "Replicas" is they spent too much time trying to explain how things were happening, when they should have just run with the film's inherent madness and put on more of a show. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/4 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Dog lovers and kids might be able to look past "A Dog's Way Home's" various shortcomings, but altogether, this is just a decent idea that could have used some more work. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2.5/4 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) As a biopic, "On the Basis of Sex" is OK. Jones's performance is solid as usual, though the focus on the Moritz case limits the film's ability to truly probe the depths of its subject. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/4 40% The Upside (2019) Though the pieces don't always connect, the chemistry between Hart and Cranston will cover a multitude of sins. "The Upside" will make you smile. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/4 49% Escape Room (2019) Altogether, "Escape Room" scores some unexpected points given the circumstances, but falls short of what it might have been with another draft or two back in the writing stage. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2/4 11% Holmes and Watson (2018) It's hard to see this mess becoming a favorite alongside the pair's other efforts; even if individual moments in "Holmes and Watson" will make you smile, the entire production is a tough sell at full ticket price. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
2.5/4 66% Vice (2018) "Vice" just feels like the cinematic equivalent of throwing rotten tomatoes at a stump speech. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/4 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Altogether, "Welcome to Marwen" works much better as a creative portrait of a man wrestling against the nature of shame than as a well-drawn narrative. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/4 93% Bumblebee (2018) It's actually too bad "Bumblebee" is meant to be a prequel to the other movies. It would be great if they just used this one to reboot the whole series and start over from here. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/4 82% Ben is Back (2018) It isn't the easiest thing to watch, but for anyone who has had to cope with such things, it will surely be relatable. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 65% Aquaman (2018) "Aquaman" is weird and corny and fun, but it would have been more fun if the weirdness and corniness had been dialed up to 11. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/4 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) While this is a much more bold and noble tactic than merely conjuring up a "Mary Poppins Greatest Hits" routine, it may disappoint the fans hoping to see their favorite songs reprised. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3.5/4 96% Roma (2018) A vivid exploration of the world Cuaron came from and is bound to be a signature achievement for the director, who has managed to put together a captivating film that is thoughtful both in substance and style. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/4 27% Mortal Engines (2018) The visuals are fantastic and the world building leaves plenty to explore. If "Mortal Engines" is by any chance successful enough to spawn a sequel, let's just hope the story does a better job of staying in its own lane. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/4 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) If you haven't seen any of the other films, this one will likely feel like a fresh, irreverent take on the superhero genre that pushes really, really hard against its PG-13 rating. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Just make sure the kids have a quick rundown of Spider-Man basics beforehand and this one will make for a great family outing. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018