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Terri Reviews

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 25, 2011
Terri leaves an unsatisfying taste and, as memories of its moments of charm and even insight fade, it only grows bitterer.
Jason Zingale
June 28, 2011
The last thing the world needed was yet another quirky coming-of-age film, especially one as dull and disjointed as Terri.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 12, 2013
"Terri" has one leaving the theater thinking "And?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
July 21, 2011
A hit-and-miss affair with some scenes and relationships ringing true and others drowning in a deep pool of artifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eric D. Snider
February 4, 2011
Terri is largely pointless, and while pointlessness isn't necessarily a bad thing in a comedy, it must be accompanied by, well, comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
July 15, 2011
A Sundance favorite-need I say more?-Terri is more character study than story.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 29, 2011
Weirdness for weirdness' sake is celebrated here with an unsavory relish that is anything but viewer-friendly.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
June 30, 2011
These are relationships that seem better in concept than in execution. Sort of like Terri itself.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 2, 2011
Reilly does well with his tenderhearted martinet routine, but the film makes him out to be as harried in his own way as the kids he's trying to help.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
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+
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
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+
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
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
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
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 5, 2011
A smart drama about a group of characters who want to believe that they're doing the right thing.
Simon Miraudo
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
July 17, 2011
Keeps just to the realistic side of quirk, finding moments of small revelation in subtle gestures.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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