Colin Covert

Colin Covert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Colin Covert's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 83% Mistress America (2015) "I can't think of a filmmaker more focused on the foibles of female relationships than Baumbach. He never sidesteps the issue. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/4 92% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Road trips are a fairly routine framework for movies, often with a focus on two traveling companions. Never have I seen one that moved me so close to tears as "The End of the Tour," which transforms that common clay into a work of beauty. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Creating a film with solid drama beside good humor is tough. It's harder still to balance them against a complicated character so they don't sprawl lopsided, and to send the audience home feeling satisfied. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/4 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "A dialogue-free, non-digitally designed, plain old stop-motion animated film that is hilarious beyond human measure. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2.5/4 64% That Sugar Film (2015) "This is a film like a highly sugared treat, the intellectual equivalent of empty calories. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2.5/4 40% Irrational Man (2015) "While it doesn't quite succeed, it's a mournful meditation too sharp and smart to dislike. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3.5/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Immersive, unpredictable and crammed with more sharp plot hooks than a fishing basket. It's one of the best wide-release movies of the summer. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 30, 2015
1/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "As a troubled slugger, Gyllenhaal is impressively muscle-bound, but gives no knockout performance. His work drags on like 12 rounds of fistfight fatigue. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/4 17% Pixels (2015) "Good-natured, laugh-out-loud fun. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/4 95% Tangerine (2015) ""Tangerine" is the wildest screwball transgender comedy since Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon donned lipstick, mascara and full-tilt female get-ups in "Some Like It Hot." " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/4 80% Batkid Begins (2015) "While it's far from stellar filmmaking, there's a winning positive tone to this misty-eyed documentary. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 74% Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2015) "Thomas Lilti's film shows every error a would-be doctor with a learner's permit could make. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Loach, who has told similar stories two dozen times before, delivers his trademark messages with graceful skill. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/4 94% Cartel Land (2015) "Shot in times of serious danger, it balances idealism and violence, triggering an adrenaline high and a sense of soul-crushing hopelessness in the same instant. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "It doesn't rise to the screwball audacity of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Or "Antz." Or "A Bug's Life." But it's an endearing exercise in style - a playful, small-scale crowd-pleaser that parodies its bombastic Marvel precursors. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 16, 2015
86% The Tribe (2015) "This striking film is a revealing document of a time. It is deadly quiet, yet what it says will stay with you for days. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "While I can't say I felt love at first sight for "Trainwreck," it is a raw and honest romantic farce, even when it is upside-down wrong. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "McKellen, who gets under the skin of every character he plays, takes Sherlock in new directions. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 54% Minions (2015) "As you would expect, the script - there is one, sort of - feels as if it was written to fill the blanks in a Mad Libs story. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1.5/4 35% Strangerland (2015) "Kidman is an actress to reckon with, but this jamboree of unresolved subtexts is less a mystery than a long-winded guessing game. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/4 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "If the film moved along quicker and found a better mix of irony and sadness, it would have been a charming treat. But all the ingredients fail to make a tasty pain au chocolat. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1/4 20% Self/less (2015) "A science-fiction thriller that is generally clue/less, largely point/less and certainly couldn't care/less. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/4 97% About Elly (2015) ""About Elly" is a stunning surprise package, profound in utterly unexpected ways. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/4 82% The Overnight (2015) "Written and directed by Patrick Brice with atypical wit, the film is uncensored and hilariously unpredictable, jumping from one titillating gag to the next with the grace of a tightrope walker. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1.5/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It is mechanical in the worst way. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3.5/4 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "The setup for "Infinitely Polar Bear" is as odd as the story is heartwarming. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Wisenheimer advice! Don't miss this one, it's a riot. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3.5/4 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "There's an air of precocious genius around "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," which despite its glum title is an inspired existential comedy. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/4 88% Dope (2015) "It's downright dainty as far as plot, but a mostly tasty layer cake of drugs, jokes, sex, jokes, cool young cast members, jokes, 1992 hip-hop, cartoony characters, a heist and a lot more jokes. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) ""Inside Out" is uplifting and magical, impeccably crafted and cinematically arresting, emotional and humorous beyond measure. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 18, 2015
93% The Farewell Party (2015) "I can't recall any film ever making me laugh and cry in complete comic and dramatic balance like "The Farewell Party." " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/4 85% Heaven Knows What (2015) "Unpleasant moral ambiguity is served boiling hot in this drug-poisoned love story. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2/4 62% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "Overall ... it's a film of appreciation that lacks understanding. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2/4 49% Live From New York! (2015) "Here's a 90-minute exercise in nostalgic backslapping. Bao Nguyen's documentary "Live From New York" revisits the long history of "Saturday Night Live" with scant objectivity, subjectivity or balanced critical analysis. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "It may not equal the humor and inventiveness of the original film, but death has never been so much fun. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 70% The Nightmare (2015) "Ascher's is the only reality film that has ever made me jump and howl in freaked-out horror - twice! " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 100% Flight of the Butterflies (2012) "Impressive to view in Imax 3-D, it's a true story that will inspire viewers to plant a milkweed garden. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 74% The Connection (2015) "While the story lacks focus here and there, the film never feels overplayed. It's a work of bloody style and solid substance. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "This is a film defined by patience and attention, an adventure of emotional exploration. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 94% Spy (2015) "It's as if writer/director Paul Feig studied an Ian Fleming list of everything you're not supposed to do in a spy yarn, then did it all - thereby producing an excellent adventure movie so funny you can barely catch your breath between scenes. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Naming a film "Love & Mercy," even if that's one of the lead character's famous songs, implies that it will provide insight and sympathy. That's just what this fascinating drama delivers. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 19% Aloha (2015) "How delightful to see a film that begins and closes in outer space be so warmly stargazing. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 28, 2015
1.5/4 52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "The ongoing trend of real-life French wrongdoings inspiring lengthy film dramas reaches a wearisome peak here. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 91% Slow West (2015) "The story builds to an ironic anticlimax that few of the films that inspired this one would embrace. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "The film has a fresh tone and free-floating original storytelling. Nobody is as predictable as they first appear. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 75% Good Kill (2015) "How long can you push that button before feeling like an assassin? How do you relate to teammates who say that's exactly the right thing to do? " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 21, 2015
2/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "A well-oiled machine of visuals, and yet a wobbling rattletrap of storytelling, the sci-fi fantasy "Tomorrowland" is an unwieldy clunker driven into the ditch at full speed. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Surface (2015) "This is the sort of film where you enjoy the cast even though the running time becomes a bit of a snore. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "A touching, overdue round of applause. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Once again it's the story of a group whose members must improve a stale repertoire if they hope to win a competition. Which is essentially what sequels like this have to do. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 14, 2015
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