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 69% 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 68% 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 71% 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 99% 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 99% 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 76% 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 11% 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 73% 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 41% 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 48% 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 10% 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 32% 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 81% 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 26% 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 53% 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
3/4 91% Maria By Callas (2018) The dive into Callas' life offstage and an intimate look at the complexity of her desires creates a portrait of the opera diva that is just as mesmerizing as her wide-ranging voice. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) A creative family-friendly adventure that's a clear step above most of the other animated options currently vying for families' attention. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/4 15% Robin Hood (2018) There's a place for bombastic, over-the-top popcorn movies that don't take themselves too seriously. But "Robin Hood's" humor isn't quite funny enough and its serious content isn't quite serious enough. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 84% Creed II (2018) The "Rocky" formula is good enough that these films could probably go on forever, but now that the Drago story is out of the way, Stallone should really pass the torch and give Adonis Creed a movie of his own. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 91% Widows (2018) With a little more of that opening scene craziness - and a bit less of the gratuitous content - "Widows" might fall into more of a guilty pleasure category. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/4 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) None of these subplots are crippling individually, but their cumulative effect easily distracts from the film's underdeveloped core. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 82% Instant Family (2018) Anders has created a film that shows the emotional rollercoaster of the foster experience, and while "Instant Family" may not be a perfect vehicle for that message, it gets the passengers home with only minor cuts and scratches. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 58% The Grinch (2018) On the plus side, the film feels true to Seuss' style and provides plenty of gags to keep the kids laughing, including some fun animated visuals once the actual caper gets underway. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
86% What They Had (2018) It is the kind of movie that gets at the heart of what it means to be a family, especially when faced with difficult challenges, but let's be honest, it is kind of a downer. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy offers an excellent performance as Lee, tempering her usual over-the-top comedic style while retaining her wit, and burying herself in a frumpy delivery that is just sympathetic enough to pity. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/4 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) It sounds like a terrible pun, but over and over again, the best word to describe the experience of watching "Beautiful Boy" is "sobering." - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/4 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) For those wanting a big-screen equivalent of the traditional "Nutcracker" experience, "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" could be a surreal disappointment. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 72% Indivisible (2018) Altogether, Evans has put together a thoughtful look at the wide-ranging effects of PTSD that should resonate with military families. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2.5/4 36% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Just enough potential to make you wish it were better, but in the end, David Kerr's film settles into "forgettable sequel" territory. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/4 99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) An endearing introduction to a wealth of celebrated performances. And for those who are well-acquainted with the dames, the film is everything you'd expect it to be and more. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3.5/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Tillman's effort is a thoughtful, well-made film and a moving effort to address a complex issue. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
1.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) Stephen King once suggested that we love horror movies because they help us keep our own monsters at bay. Let's hope so ... it's hard to imagine any other use for this film. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 99% Free Solo (2018) Rather than a simple Red Bull-fueled celebration of Honnold's life-on-the-edge obsession, the documentary is a thoughtful, probing portrait. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/4 46% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) The premise is weak, and moviegoers are left with a lot of Halloween-themed mayhem with no substance - but that mayhem may be right up the younger kids' alley. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) With a grainy look and a deliberately simple tone, "The Old Man & the Gun" looks like it could have been released in the early 1970s, right down to the old-fashioned titles. As send-offs go, we couldn't have asked for better. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/4 87% First Man (2018) "First Man" has a way of putting the audience in the cockpit with Armstrong, bringing to life the terrifying creaking reality of these pioneering flights in a way that is both claustrophobic and visually spectacular. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018