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Terri Reviews

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May 3, 2015
Jacobs has a knack for hanging back and allowing movies to grow on you. It gathers power as it goes.
November 11, 2013
Terri is a very funny film with strong performances and equally strong direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 5, 2013
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.
July 10, 2013
...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 | Original Score: C+
January 12, 2013
"Terri" has one leaving the theater thinking "And?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 23, 2012
Like its eponymous protagonist, Terri sits awkwardly outside mainstream expectations, but is all the more appealing for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2011
Terri is at least an interesting movie, though it lacks any sort of direct overcoming of the conflict, and things piddle out in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2011
Terri leaves an unsatisfying taste and, as memories of its moments of charm and even insight fade, it only grows bitterer.
October 25, 2011
Funny and perky but unlike most Fox Searchlight films, never saccharine.
October 20, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 19, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 19, 2011
The film's less-than-engrossing atmosphere is compounded by Wysocki's competent yet charmless performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2011
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.
September 30, 2011
Crafted with care and imagined with empathy, but the nicely realized scenes don't add up to a satisfying whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2011
Against pretty tall odds, Azazel Jacobs' Terri turns out to be a very good movie with a great deal of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 26, 2011
John C. Reilly does what he always seems to do: He energizes, and thus steals, nearly every scene he's in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2011
Jacobs deftly mixes dark humor with moments of profundity that often take you by surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2011
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 | Original Score: B
August 19, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2011
Its charms feel somewhat calculated, but this reflective tale of outsider solitude has enough humor and poignancy to win admirers.
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