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)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 90% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) [Jillian] Bell's performance as Brittany is spot on, and the bumps and cracks in the road eventually lead "Marathon" to a third act that is worth the journey. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 26% The Goldfinch (2019) To get the story to fit together, too often "Goldfinch" relies on implausible chance meetings, and frequently its most interesting action happens off-screen, only to be recounted through a character's expository dialogue. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/4 62% It Chapter Two (2019) If creepy visuals is your thing, then the second installment of Stephen King's popular horror yarn will have you crawling into your seat. But if you require a little tension and unpredictability to get the job done, you should look elsewhere. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/4 100% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Overall, "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles" will be best appreciated by fans of the musical, but [Max] Lewkowicz's effort, like the musical itself, should carry an appeal that will be relatable outside of Broadway circles. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
2.5/4 43% After the Wedding (2019) "After the Wedding" has a way of getting lost in its own drama and losing the interest of the audience in the process. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/4 38% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Watching "Angel Has Fallen" is a little like eating at McDonald's while you're on vacation. It's safe, it's dependable and it's affordable, but you know there have to be better options available. It's not bad; it's just lazy. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
3/4 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) As a portrait of a flawed and regretful human being, even one who has seen great successes along the way, [A.J.] Eaton's film does have a valuable sobering quality that feels more universal. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
2.5/4 50% Overcomer (2019) To its credit, "Overcomer" does finish with an uplifting third act, but ultimately, it feels like a film with potential that just needed a steadier hand. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
3.5/4 99% One Child Nation (2019) The sum total is a film that pairs excellent content with engaging storytelling. While the film tends to lean hard on the side of criticism, it's interesting to note [Nanfu] Wang's inclusion of perspectives that support the one child policy. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 99% Honeyland (2019) The film is a memorable portrait of a region and its people, and a vivid lesson about the nature of craft and hard work. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/4 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Unfortunately, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" feels more like scraps than a juicy steak. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/4 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) On its own, the disturbed ghost in the haunted house framework is pretty routine, but it creates a fun showcase for the short stories, and the film's effective tension and scares are enough to cover for any lack of originality. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3.5/4 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The total mix adds up to a kind and heartwarming movie about human relationships, and "The Peanut Butter Falcon" should provide a nice escape for audiences weary of our conflicted social media driven culture. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The story is serviceable enough, but it gets undercut by the kind of dialogue and performances that make it feel more appropriate for a kids' TV network than a feature film. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/4 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Though the content and presentation is a bit routine, its subject alone makes watching "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" an insightful experience. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3.5/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Altogether, "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" is a violent if loving tribute to a bygone era, and a bizarrely wistful "what if" take on a dark chapter in history. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/4 99% The Farewell (2019) "The Farewell" is packed full of memorable scenes and moments, which [Lulu] Wang ties together with a creative and engaging style that involves everything from the framing of her shots to the quirky music playing in the background. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/4 98% Maiden (2019) Overall, the documentary is a fantastic piece of inspiration that should connect with most anyone - female or not - who sets their heart on achieving a dream. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet The Fighting Preacher (2019) The moments of sincerity and drama tend to work more consistently than the comic beats, but a strong character arc and an instructive message give "Fighting Preacher's" unique story some worthwhile meat - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 65% Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2019) "Unstoppable" adds a new twist to an already inspiring story... and it doesn't quite match the grandeur of the massive waves its subject rides. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) It's a visually staggering, beat-for-beat remake of the first movie, and aside from some new dialogue and a semi-consequential extra scene midway through the film, everything else remains intact. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3/4 82% Crawl (2019) Not everything works, but "Crawl" nails enough key moments to keep things interesting, and the excellent sets chart a creepy course from dingy and creepy to flooded and terrifying. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
3/4 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) As a follow-up to "Endgame," "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is a reassuring reminder that the Marvel films to come will retain the same element of fun and personality that made that first 10 years such a great ride. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 71% The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (2019) The cumulative effect elevates "Fire of Faith" beyond what initially feels like a simple series of adventures in the islands, and leaves audiences with a much more thoughtful examination of its subject. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
3/4 94% Echo In the Canyon (2019) "Echo in the Canyon" works more as a fond tribute than the kind of documentary that breaks new ground, but it's hard to imagine anyone being disappointed by the results. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3.5/4 63% Yesterday (2019) [Danny] Boyle's execution here is fantastic, but the excellent premise kind of writes itself into a corner late in the film, leaving only a sub-par finale to mar an overall enjoyable experience. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
2/4 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jim Jarmusch's film falls flat with the kind of third act wheeze that leaves you thinking the filmmakers just got bored and staggered away from their own movie. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 22% Men in Black International (2019) The wit is there, the effects are fun and a new character named Pawny has some good moments, too. But even though the parts are in place, somehow the energy and chemistry is lacking. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 81% Fast Color (2019) The more you find out, the more [Julia] Hart's film settles into a kind of ponderous groove that eventually works its way into a solid story arc but struggles to register on the Richter scale. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/4 43% The Tomorrow Man (2019) To call "Tomorrow Man" low key is an understatement, and it's light years from the tone and energy of your usual romantic comedy. We're definitely in indie territory here. Still, a lot of the usual beats are there. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
2.5/4 71% All Is True (2019) Considering the film's subject, a different focus and more strictly faithful narrative might have delivered a more resonant experience. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) "The Secret Life of Pets 2" is a pretty typical sequel, a funny B-list animated feature that should be enough to keep the kids happy right now, even if most people will have a tough time remembering much about the movie in a year or two. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) If "Dark Phoenix" had turned up halfway through the series, little here would have been an issue. But in context, [Simon] Kinberg has produced a good movie that serves as an awkward series finale. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Often the phrase "turn off your brain" is used too generously as an excuse for a bad movie. With "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," it should be used as an endorsement. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 89% Rocketman (2019) [Dexter] Fletcher's film could have provided more depth rather than rely on its grandiose Broadway musical sheen, but the sheen fits the subject, and it's unlikely anyone will be disappointed with the results. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 79% Photograph (2019) The film may not deliver what you'd normally expect from a romantic Saturday night at the movies, but if you're looking for something a little unique, Photograph is a perfect fit. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) Biggest Little Farm is an excellent and insightful documentary - one that would make Old MacDonald proud. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 57% Aladdin (2019) Taken in context, the new Aladdin is OK, but not great. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 51% A Dog's Journey (2019) It's pretty rare that a sequel improves on an original, but that is certainly the case with Gail Mancuso's A Dog's Journey. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) [The film] seems determined to use that pretty sheen -- plus a lot of romantic montages -- to disguise a host of story problems and issues, which become more and more obvious when you consider how such an encounter would play out in reality. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The result is a film that is well-executed (sorry, pun intended), but that I feel uneasy enjoying or recommending. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 34% Poms (2019) Keaton is solid in the lead role, and Weaver has some fun as her sidekick but there's definitely a feeling that they could have used some better material and execution here. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) For a movie inspired by such a goofy pop culture phenomenon, Detective Pikachu feels energetic but remarkably restrained. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/4 51% Tolkien (2019) You don't have to be a Lord of the Rings fan to appreciate Dome Karukoski's excellent "Tolkien," but fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels and films will especially appreciate this sharp biographical effort... - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 14% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle is yet another example of why Hollywood has completely run out of original ideas. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 27% UglyDolls (2019) The messages are nice enough, but their uninspired delivery and the bland plot makes Ugly Dolls feel more like an after-school special than worthy of full-price tickets for a family outing. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) "Woman at War's" story is interesting enough on its own, but Erlingsson's quirky execution further elevates the unique material. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/4 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't it Romantic" pokes fun at rom-coms while also recognizing what makes them so adored, and that perspective is largely what makes the movie work. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3.5/4 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) The effort is well worth it. "Happy Death Day 2U" is a blast. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2.5/4 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The ambitious "Alita" feels custom-made for adult fans of the graphic novel - a narrow segment that is not enough to justify the film's expense. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019