Colin Covert

Colin Covert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 78% Tangerines (2015) " The acting is solid; Ulfsak is ideally cast as the easygoing, timeworn woodworker. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 81% 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 75% 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 91% 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 91% 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 65% 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 82% 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 53% 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 85% 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 86% Spring (2015) " A landmark of irresistible weirdness, "Spring" brings horror out of its long winter hibernation. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/4 70% The Salvation (2015) " Even when we know the familiar iconography and storytelling tropes of old American classics that are thundering toward us, it's great to see them again. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/4 16% The Gunman (2015) " Penn and his fellow actors are fine at conversation, but there are more dialogue-driven subplots here than a movie full of bullets and land mines requires. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/4 31% Insurgent (2015) " Watch out Katniss, your competition is hard as nails. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
No Score Yet Insectula! " Sometimes things that are deliberately ridiculous are big fun because they're intentionally silly. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 84% Cinderella (2015) " Disney's new live-action "Cinderella" is not a reboot. It's a case of sliding a glass slipper on a movie to make sure it's the classic that studio executives are looking for. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 97% '71 (2015) " A "war is hell" movie that won't give up. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 86% Ballet 422 (2015) " For arts, music and dance aficionados, "Ballet 422" is a documentary that will speak (and perhaps sing) to them. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 52% Road Hard (2015) " This engaging, funny, affecting comedy about career fatigue and unsatisfying relationships feels like the love child of Louis C.K. and Judd Apatow, who specialize in great sad-sack standups. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/4 81% Human Capital (2015) " Paolo Virzi's electrifying film is a murder mystery. The main question is, Who killed Italian society? " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.5/4 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " If news of the sequel made you reminisce about the halcyon days of summer 2012, your hope is rewarded. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 5, 2015
0.5/4 30% Chappie (2015) " "Chappie" is sappy. There's a better rhyme but it's not a word used in family newspapers. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) " Contains as much sex and gore as any film the Hieronymus Bosch of body horror has created, to less value. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3.5/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) " "What We Do in the Shadows" is bloody awesome. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1/4 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) " The film intends to explore the nature and mystery of death, but devolves into a combination of trivial science fiction and banal "Pet Sematary" havoc. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2.5/4 56% Focus (2015) " Decent but unremarkable ... the kind of movie you see with some pleasure but no dreams of sequels or remakes. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 26, 2015
86% Chicago (2002) " Chicago is sexy, sordid and sensational, the Windy City's biggest hit since the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 25, 2015
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