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Josh Terry

Josh Terry
Josh Terry's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) None of these subplots are crippling individually, but their cumulative effect easily distracts from the film's underdeveloped core.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 79% Instant Family (2018) Anders has created a film that shows the emotional rollercoaster of the foster experience, and while "Instant Family" may not be a perfect vehicle for that message, it gets the passengers home with only minor cuts and scratches.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 58% The Grinch (2018) On the plus side, the film feels true to Seuss' style and provides plenty of gags to keep the kids laughing, including some fun animated visuals once the actual caper gets underway.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
87% What They Had (2018) It is the kind of movie that gets at the heart of what it means to be a family, especially when faced with difficult challenges, but let's be honest, it is kind of a downer.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy offers an excellent performance as Lee, tempering her usual over-the-top comedic style while retaining her wit, and burying herself in a frumpy delivery that is just sympathetic enough to pity.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/4 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) It sounds like a terrible pun, but over and over again, the best word to describe the experience of watching "Beautiful Boy" is "sobering."‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/4 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) For those wanting a big-screen equivalent of the traditional "Nutcracker" experience, "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" could be a surreal disappointment.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 72% Indivisible (2018) Altogether, Evans has put together a thoughtful look at the wide-ranging effects of PTSD that should resonate with military families. ‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2.5/4 33% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Just enough potential to make you wish it were better, but in the end, David Kerr's film settles into "forgettable sequel" territory.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/4 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) An endearing introduction to a wealth of celebrated performances. And for those who are well-acquainted with the dames, the film is everything you'd expect it to be and more.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Hate U Give (2018) Tillman's effort is a thoughtful, well-made film and a moving effort to address a complex issue.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
1.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) Stephen King once suggested that we love horror movies because they help us keep our own monsters at bay. Let's hope so ... it's hard to imagine any other use for this film.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 99% Free Solo (2018) Rather than a simple Red Bull-fueled celebration of Honnold's life-on-the-edge obsession, the documentary is a thoughtful, probing portrait.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/4 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) The premise is weak, and moviegoers are left with a lot of Halloween-themed mayhem with no substance - but that mayhem may be right up the younger kids' alley.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/4 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) With a grainy look and a deliberately simple tone, "The Old Man & the Gun" looks like it could have been released in the early 1970s, right down to the old-fashioned titles. As send-offs go, we couldn't have asked for better.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/4 88% First Man (2018) "First Man" has a way of putting the audience in the cockpit with Armstrong, bringing to life the terrifying creaking reality of these pioneering flights in a way that is both claustrophobic and visually spectacular.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/4 29% Venom (2018) Fleisher's film feels like it's held together with duct tape, and it's a step down from the better comic book movie entries this year, but in early October, "Venom" might be enough fun to get a pass.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Though this may not be much of a shock to longtime fans, for those of us who associate Lady Gaga with outlandish public appearances in meat dresses, her soulful down-to-earth performance in this film is borderline revelatory.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) If you love the idea of nonstop footage of cute dogs, "Pick of the Litter" will be a lot of fun. But the film attaches that footage to a genuinely uplifting story, and the resulting effort is a real winner.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/4 76% Smallfoot (2018) While animation can be a good tool to help kids - and adults - explore such topics, "Smallfoot" still seems a bit too heavy-handed for its own good.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 33% Little Women (2018) Niederpruem's film still gets at the heart of the classic novel: the joyous celebration of sisterhood.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/4 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It's also likely that Roth just hasn't been able to dial down his usual routine far enough for a family audience. Given the charm of the film's first act, that really seems too bad.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/4 65% American Chaos (2018) It's compelling, but if it had done a better job of sticking to its plan, American Chaos could have been even more impressive.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/4 38% Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) Unbroken: Path to Redemption's moving story offers a spiritual complement to its more action-packed predecessor.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/4 33% The Predator (2018) From the opening moments of the film, "The Predator" maintains an engaging swashbuckling sci-fi energy and strikes a strong balance of humor and action that evokes the best of its genre‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
1.5/4 10% Peppermint (2018) Unless you're a card-carrying member of the Jennifer Garner Fan Club who is determined to watch every last entry on her IMDB page, there's no justifiable reason to recommend Peppermint.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/4 25% The Change-Up (2011) For audiences in need of a boost, "God Bless the Broken Road" might offer just enough of a payoff to justify a few rough patches.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/4 93% Searching (2018) There's a thin line between unique and gimmick, but Chaganty handles his execution in a way that makes "Searching" immensely engaging.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3/4 59% Operation Finale (2018) An effective addition to a catalogue of Holocaust-inspired films that covers a little-known chapter of the story.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3/4 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Abrahamson's effort isn't going to blow your mind or rank among the horror greats, but it has enough strengths to be compelling for interested audiences.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
2.5/4 30% Kin (2018) Altogether, "Kin" is 30 percent awesome and 70 percent hot mess. It's difficult to recommend in good conscience, at least to its presumed target audience, but Team Baker still deserves credit for putting together a unique experience. ‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) If you're looking for a more unique and potentially ambiguous look at an out-of-the-ordinary relationship - with some wry social commentary on internet fandom - Juliet, Naked is a lot of fun.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/4 55% The Bookshop (2018) Altogether, the appeal of the cast and a handful of charming moments might be enough for some audiences - and its mild PG-rated content certainly won't scare anyone off - but overall, "The Bookshop" leaves you feeling that maybe the book was better.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/4 89% Far From the Tree (2018) A valuable and fascinating voice for issues that get at the heart of the relationship between parents and children, and how powers beyond our control can strain even the strongest bonds of affection.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
2.5/4 23% Mile 22 (2018) A step down for Berg - heavy on style, but regrettably low on substance. If you're looking for a violent action fix, "Mile 22" will certainly get the job done, but it will leave you feeling empty as the final credits roll.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
3.5/4 81% Alpha (2018) CGI effects have enhanced "Alpha," but not in a way that's distracting, and the visuals never take away from the film's story.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) As you might imagine, beneath the comic story, "Crazy Rich Asians" seems intent on telling the audience that wealth isn't everything.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
2.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is pretty enjoyable as a low-key police procedural, but its primary function is to put a comic bull's-eye on the backside of white supremacy.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3.5/4 99% Eighth Grade (2018) A unique movie that can crush your soul and leave you in stitches at the same time.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2.5/4 59% Dog Days (2018) For dog lovers, "Dog Days" should have plenty to get you nodding, though a more focused and better-written film would be more likely to climb the ranks of your all-time favorites.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2.5/4 45% The Meg (2018) The Meg was never going to be "Jaws," but it still feels like a missed opportunity to be something of its own.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/4 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) The Darkest Minds has its moments, but for the most part, it's like watching a dubbed VHS copy of a dubbed VHS copy. ‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2.5/4 71% Christopher Robin (2018) In some ways, "Christopher Robin" might be better suited for a night out for Mom and Dad rather than a Saturday afternoon with the whole family, but it's doubtful that's what Disney is hoping for.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet Operation Toussaint (2018) Operation Toussaint feels more like a promotional film than a strictly traditional documentary, but it's hard to argue with its message. This is a film that will stick with you.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/4 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Though it shares in the spirit of that kind of movie, it isn't quite as sharp or effective, but if you go in with modest expectations, "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" should make for a pleasant surprise.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 93% Blindspotting (2018) A sense of impending doom about "Blindspotting," a unique, stylish and definitely R-rated drama from a pair of longtime friends that works in dramatic tone changes, guiding the audience towards a provocative finish.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Once again, Cruise pours every ounce of adrenaline-junkie effort onto the screen, skydiving, riding motorcycles, climbing cliffs, flying helicopters and yes, running really fast.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/4 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) A lot of perfectly good documentaries show their cards early, establish a unique premise and let the audience explore a topic at a leisurely pace, without much in terms of surprise. "Three Identical Strangers" is not one of those documentaries.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/4 58% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) The zany variety of all said characters might be the film's strongest point, though it quickly becomes apparent the filmmakers are using a lot of flailing limbs and herky-jerky motion to make up for lack of good writing.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2.5/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) "Skyscraper's" stunts are just a hair too much - even with "The Rock" at the helm.‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018