Colin Covert

Colin Covert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% 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
1.5/4 56% 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 88% 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 90% 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 85% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "A touching, overdue round of applause. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 68% 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
3.5/4 53% Saint Laurent (2015) "Less a standard biography than a dramatic character study in the shape of a mosaic puzzle, "Saint Laurent" paints a touching and riveting retrospective of legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent's life and work. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 82% Animals (2015) "While this seems an impossibly bleak topic, "Animals" takes it up with subtlety, imagination and conviction. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 14, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "If you're a devotee of director George Miller's earlier Mad Max adventures, you're in for a thrilling reunion. If you haven't met this international treasure yet, prepare for a treat. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 12, 2015
4/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "It's beautifully old and atmospheric without feeling dated. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 12, 2015
1.5/4 53% Maggie (2015) "This fatalist little indie is an A-for-effort movie with C-minus entertainment value. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 7, 2015
1/4 54% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate "Diliberto is a pleasant enough screen presence, but his film is as appealing as last week's pizza. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 7, 2015
86% Noble (2015) "A smart, touching, tragic, goofy and surprisingly captivating dramatic biography of Irish children's rights activist Christina Noble. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/4 42% The D Train (2015) "A bromantic comedy with a sharp edge of melancholy, this indie casts Jack Black and James Marsden in the sort of parts they play frequently, then pushes them toward pathos. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 80% Tangerines (2015) "The acting is solid; Ulfsak is ideally cast as the easygoing, timeworn woodworker. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 80% Dior and I (2015) "From creating photo files rather than sketching dresses, to fitting them on lithe human pipe cleaners who march them across the catwalk, the film is a serious look at a business containing surprising amounts of tension. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It feels as if this comic book franchise has become a never-ending cinema story. If future films are as well realized as Ultron, that's fine by me. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 29, 2015
4/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) ""Ex Machina" is a tense tale of artificial love so intelligently crafted and edgy that I adored it myself. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/4 67% 5 to 7 (2015) "One of the best date-night movies of the season without a doubt. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 88% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "If you're not a world-class Who fan, this is deep inside baseball. If, like me, you are, it seems like a missed opportunity ... " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/4 61% The Water Diviner (2015) "While the film is not in masterpiece territory, Crowe's aims are stirring, his point of view is confident, and his directing skill with his co-stars is firm. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/4 83% Queen and Country (2015) "A wartime comedy of manners, it's a delightfully whimsical portrait of 1952 England, a time and place of class discord that's both uproarious and politically pointed. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1.5/4 31% Desert Dancer (2015) "With its overdrawn characters and hackneyed dialogue, it's a politicized "Billy Elliot." " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
1.5/4 30% Cut Bank (2015) "In this sort of film, plenty of characters hope to get out of their small-time town, while viewers hope to get out of the theater. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/4 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "Too few women (and men) have too little chance to share their stories. Dick's film is a valuable spotlight. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/4 9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "The story line moves ahead, backward and sideways in three separate chapters that generally set up enough surprises to give viewers, and the characters, banana-peel concussions. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/4 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Like a touching master class on living correctly, listening to the charming Bernstein will have you changing keys. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet Two Gun Shots (2015) "It begins weird and enlarges with every following scene. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 100% Call Me Lucky "You may never see a more excruciating nonfiction drama about a comic's comic. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet Pervert Park "Painful, essential viewing. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet Theeb "Do not miss it. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet Tiempos Felices "Remarkable. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 100% The Russian Woodpecker "A bizarre account of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, mixing dark comedy and remarkable biography. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet La isla mínima "Superbly photographed, brilliantly edited, with every cut taking you to a suspenseful new act, and acted to perfection as viewers try to discover whom even they can have faith in. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "The title sounds like a drab "Marigold Hotel" snoozer, but this comedy is a start-to-finish rocket-speed riot. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 28% The Longest Ride (2015) "This is spoon-fed entertainment, but it tastes pretty good. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/4 97% An Honest Liar (2015) "Randi's ability to disclose Popoff's religious perjury will make any skeptic stand and applaud. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/4 84% While We're Young (2015) "It's a satire of endless youth, "The Kids Are All Right" colliding with "My Generation." Yet it's the best kind of grown-up absurdism. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Some things succeed without being an outstanding achievement. Larry the Cable Guy, Justin Bieber, Spam. To that cavalcade, let us add the likable, repetitive, chaotic "Furious Seven." " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/4 52% Woman in Gold (2015) "When not returning to the Nazi regime's war crimes, the story becomes a rather legalistic quest for justice. Campbell's cumbersome dialogue often sounds copied from legal documents. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2015
2/4 78% Danny Collins (2015) "How bad could a movie be that features talent as serious as Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale and Jennifer Garner? This bad, alas. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet The Public Domain "A well-crafted small budget indie touching some painful, funny truths. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/4 96% It Follows (2015) "Writer/director David Robert Mitchell forms a provocative filmic world of slowly unfolding secrets, creating a highly disturbing, highly recommended nightmare. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/4 46% Home (2015) "The bland "Home" is a crash pad at best. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) ""Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is a supple combination of Little Red Riding Hood adventure, ironic road film and cross-cultural confusion. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 77% Deli Man (2015) "When some staffers explain, "The rules are simple, buy good food, prepare it well, but above all be a mensch," they're pretty much describing Ziggy. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "Using images from sidewalk three-card Monte games, Kenner shows how often people can be suckered for their cash. His film demonstrates that professional cons are much, much bigger. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/4 87% Spring (2015) "A landmark of irresistible weirdness, "Spring" brings horror out of its long winter hibernation. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
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