Colin Covert

Colin Covert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Chicago Tribune , Minneapolis Star Tribune
Total Reviews:
2138
Total QuickRatings:
2

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1.5/4 7% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " Unapologetically stupid. Proudly stupid. Aggressively stupid." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/4 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " The title character of this florid crime comedy could be an escapee from a Tarantino script, all flashy character traits and verbal overkill." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3.5/4 79% Watermark (2014) " At 92 minutes, the production is stately, unhurried yet crisply focused, never overstaying its welcome." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/4 88% Bears (2014) " The movie reduces magnificent, savage animals to the dimensions of a squabbling but loyal human family." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/4 65% The Railway Man (2014) " The story, based on Lomax's memoir, is compelling. Jonathan Teplitzky's insipid screen version doesn't do the rich material justice." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 17, 2014
1/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " In his first, and likely last, outing as a director, cinematographer Wally Pfister delivers a garbled, dispiriting, pseudo-cerebral non-thriller." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 17, 2014
4/4 71% Oculus (2014) " "Oculus" is not just a howling good horror film. It's a terrific film by any standard - a smart, character-driven, original hair-raiser that creeped the socks off me with no cheap scares." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 62% Draft Day (2014) " Don't worry if you're not a hard-core gridiron fan - Costner's cool charisma and the universal nature of office politics make this accessible anyway." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " This may be the most pleasurable 83 minutes you will spend in a theater this year." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.5/4 85% Under the Skin (2014) " "Under the Skin" is original to the highest degree. Is it a great film? I'm not convinced. Are there moments of greatness in it? Quite a few." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.5/4 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " The film never stints on kinetic, carefully choreographed mayhem, from a mud-drenched prison-yard riot to a next-level car chase that sets a new standard for automotive assault and battery." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.5/4 84% Joe (2014) " The characters are rich and round with human contradictions. Joe, despite his police rap sheet and outlaw temperament, has a core of tenderness and humor." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " This episode includes so many lavish close-ups of bloody flesh that it seems as if Von Trier is making a "Saw" film." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " Employing a mix of lively talking-head interviews and trippy animation based on Jodorowsky's sketchbooks and storyboards, Frank Pavich's documentary paints a tantalizing picture of the movie that might have been." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 45% In the Blood (2014) " The script is smarter than it has to be, weaving a web of island corruption that's consistently surprising and moderately plausible, with rounded, juicy characters." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " The unlikely cross-species friendship of Celestine the mouse and Ernest the bear teaches a gentle lesson about irrational intolerance in this French animated charmer." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.5/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" takes a flying leap off the basic premise of superhero movies and sails away in unexpected, crowd-pleasing directions." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.5/4 100% The Trip To Italy (2014) " British comedians and dueling partners Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in this witty and incisive follow-up to "The Trip."" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/4 100% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " In the same way that "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" redefined Jim Carrey, this affecting and poignant drama-with-laughs shatters your expectations of Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/4 67% R100 (2014) " To call this Midnight Movie entry "not for everyone" is understating it. But connoisseurs of weird, twisted sex comedy will revel in its transgressive, audacious mischief." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3.5/4 100% The Overnighters (2014) " The film features stunning third-act revelations that compel viewers to rethink its characters' actions and motivations." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
2/4 60% Google and the World Brain " Ben Lewis' cautionary documentary about Google's efforts to digitize all the world's books is well-intended but poorly focused." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/4 88% Dear White People " Percolates with pointed observations about racial and cultural dislocation." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/4 100% Boyhood (2014) " It's a humanist heartwarmer that celebrates just muddling through life as a heroic achievement." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3.5/4 95% Blue Ruin (2014) " A ripping-good revenge flick with a radically simple premise ..." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/4 —— Belle (2014) " The performances, from a top cast including Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Emily Watson, are predictably flawless. The luminous Mbatha-Raw more than holds her own." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 30, 2014
2/4 40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " [Peña] doesn't get to do much more than recite trite adages offered by a disjointed, sometimes inscrutable script." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/4 85% Two Lives (2014) " The personal drama is "I can't tell any more lies!" obvious, the international intrigue is lukewarm, and the big payoff, which should be a shocker, is so poorly staged as to be laughable." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3.5/4 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " "The Lunchbox" is a feast of delights, one of the best stories about the connection between food and love the movies have ever seen." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Lightly bound to the traditional telling, Aronofsky gives the story massive battle scenes, intense family strife and a resonant message about the ecological costs of messing with earthly paradise." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/4 22% Sabotage (2014) " "Sabotage" is a damn fine whodunit with a surprising layer of pathos and depth." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2.5/4 63% Bad Words (2014) " While Bad Words is only sporadically funny, Bateman throws himself into the role without shame or ego. The film is also his directing debut, and a very capable one." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3.5/4 73% Enemy (2014) " Enemy is a bewilderingly skillful metaphysical thriller combining Swiss-watch engineering and surrealism, like one of Dali's melted timepieces." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Master of controversy Lars von Trier has baited his hook with the promise of lewd spectacle, but he reels us in for a philosophical sermon." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2.5/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The new Muppet movie is as sweet as a bowl of tapioca. And about as interesting." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 95% Particle Fever (2014) " Levinson makes the story accessible and entertaining for mainstream viewers." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.5/4 91% Le Week-End (2014) " "Le Week-End" is a ruefully funny look at a long-term marriage." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 41% Divergent (2014) " A movie like this doesn't require a lot of tonal variety to succeed, but imagination is crucial." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2.5/4 44% The Face of Love (2014) " "The Face of Love" is patchy, but it raises such fascinating questions that it deserves to be seen." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " What a tough, difficult, talented old broad." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/4 63% Generation War (2014) " Reactions to this exercise in revisionism may vary from sympathy, if you believe everyday Germans were also Hitler's victims, to indignation, if you consider them his accomplices." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " I'm not sure what the formal definition of a masterpiece is, but "The Grand Budapest Hotel" strikes me as something very close." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3.5/4 79% Bethlehem (2014) " Debut filmmaker Yuval Adler reportedly was an Israeli spook, which would account for the film's rich and persuasive spy-world detail." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1/4 68% Visitors (2014) " The "oh, come off it" art movie of 2014." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1.5/4 10% The Bag Man (2014) " There's much sub-Coenesque violence, corpse disposal and skulduggery with the underhanded De Niro always maintaining the upper hand." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2.5/4 95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " There's too much metaphysical packaging material in the story; it's half Styrofoam peanuts. But its ideas are intriguing and its murky suspense is undeniable." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/4 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " "300: Rise of an Empire" plays like a collaboration between the Marquis de Sade and Michael Bay. Or maybe the History Channel and the "Saw" franchise." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/4 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " What a relief to see that while "Mr. Peabody's" visuals are enhanced to sleek 21st-century standards, the essential charm of the series survives more or less intact." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1.5/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) " What a waste of a great premise: a locked-room mystery at 30,000 feet." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3.5/4 88% The Wind Rises (2014) " Koreans, Chinese and others who experienced war atrocities at the hands of the Japanese have accused the film of political irresponsibility. But its real agenda, if you look carefully, is quite another matter." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 27, 2014
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