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Terri Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Jacobs has a knack for hanging back and allowing movies to grow on you. It gathers power as it goes.
Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Terri is a very funny film with strong performances and equally strong direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dan Sullivan
Film Comment Magazine
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.
Cory Everett
The Playlist
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+
Chris Buckle
The Skinny
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
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
October 25, 2011
Funny and perky but unlike most Fox Searchlight films, never saccharine.
Matthew Turner
October 21, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
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
Eric Melin
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
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Alonso Duralde
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.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Mike Scott
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
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 24, 2011
Jacobs deftly mixes dark humor with moments of profundity that often take you by surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
August 19, 2011
Its charms feel somewhat calculated, but this reflective tale of outsider solitude has enough humor and poignancy to win admirers.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
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
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
August 19, 2011
A sweet and subtle comedy about the awkwardness of adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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