100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
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.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It is painful, it is funny, and it marks the remarkable debut of Wysocki.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
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.
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75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Tender, observant coming-of-age comedy.
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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.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Wysocki is a genuine talent, as is Jacobs, but the subject of Terri remains a pleasant blur.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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