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Terri Reviews

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August 19, 2011
A story that quietly captures both the general horror and the faint possibility of hope that distinguish teenage life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 19, 2011
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2011
A sweet and subtle comedy about the awkwardness of adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2011
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).
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 10, 2011
While Wysocki is the heart and soul of the movie, giving a performance well beyond his years, it is Reilly who is the life force that propels the film forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 5, 2011
Terri may be strange, but it's a good, heartfelt strange that resonates long after the film ends.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 5, 2011
[An] emotionally acute indie comedy by Azazel Jacobs.
August 4, 2011
A quietly funny teen drama that's capable of surprise
August 4, 2011
The movie makes no concession to conventional, Hollywood storytelling, and at times seems to have little structure at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 4, 2011
Like its title character, an obese high-school misfit who wears pajamas to school because they're comfortable, Terri grows on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2011
A compressed parable of the teenage years, sometimes dazzling in its emotional sweep and yet another reason to keep a close eye on Jacobs.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 4, 2011
"Terri" is almost an anti-teen-coming-of-age teen-coming-of-age movie. And it's terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2011
Jacobs deftly handles the story's many moods, painting a picture of youth as a crazy, tragicomic time when even a wounded caregiver can make a world of difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 29, 2011
"Terri" is a challenging but rewarding throwback to a time when independent films weren't just stepping stones on the road to Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 29, 2011
It's a modest little film, but it's beautifully done.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2011
Jacobs and talented cinematographer Tobias Datum once again do a deft job conveying the texture of a home, this time the unkempt, jammed warren Terri shares with his Uncle James.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 22, 2011
Stories about high school misfits form a substantial if commonplace subgenre of indie film dramas, so just by standing out from the pack, Azazel Jacobs' Terri is already marked with distinction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2011
This band of strong, fascinating characters overcomes the otherwise awkward combination of script elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2011
Much of the movie's success rests on the ample shoulders of Jacob Wysocki, who finds a sweet guileless spot as the title character.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 21, 2011
The movie avoids clichés but also the big dramatic payoff we have every right to expect.
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