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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    If you've sworn off movies about adolescent misfits, I don't blame you, but make an exception for Terri. This modest comedy-drama declines to take the easy way out, unlike many examples of the genre. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is painful, it is funny, and it marks the remarkable debut of Wysocki. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    If one performance could tilt a movie the direction it needs to go, John C. Reilly's expertly left-of-center turn in Terri is it. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    If the lighter scenes sometimes lean toward sitcom cuteness, Jacobs has a sufficiently deft touch to get away with it. The territory often seems closest to that of NBC's unjustly short-lived "Freaks and Geeks," which is by no means a bad place to be. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Movies about high school misfits are common; this is an uncommon one. Terri, so convincingly played by Jacob Wysocki, is smart, gentle and instinctively wise. show more

  • 88
    Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Wysocki is perfectly cast as a teen who's at odds with both his environment and himself. It's a terrific performance. And as the empathetic Fitzgerald, Reilly is at his quirky best. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    Tender, observant coming-of-age comedy. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Wysocki is a genuine talent, as is Jacobs, but the subject of Terri remains a pleasant blur. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The film's attempt at a sort of beautiful anguish works best in its middle section. It takes far too long to get going, and it doesn't have much of an ending. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie struggles to find its shape throughout. Jacobs favors observational moments rather than linear narrative, and that's fine, but you still sense he's drifting toward a point that never quite coheres. show more

  • July 23, 2011 artmavro
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    Well done and definetly worth seeing.Jacob was perfect for the part, even his body motions were perfect. Expect to see more of him. John C. Reilly was also very good as the Ass\'t Principle. Yes it\'s a sweet movie , but what\'s wrong with that if it\'s done well...

  • July 16, 2011 Haraheart
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    great little movie. ;)

  • July 15, 2011 padoma3
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    Mostly sweet, but ultimately very sslloooww.

  • June 30, 2011 yp00000000094536
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    This film is fantastic. I had the chance to catch an early screening. Mr.Jacobs has created an honest hypnotically entertaining film. All of the actors bring there A game to this you really get lost in this movie the pacing is incredible. It was surprising how quickly I disassociated my pre conceived notions of the famous actors featured in this film, and enjoyed the trials and tribulations of High School from a Terri\'s perspective. It\'s great. It is smart and easy and REAL.

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