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
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 81% 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 79% 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 & Earl & 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 89% 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 86% 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 58% 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 48% 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 95% 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 76% 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 83% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "A touching, overdue round of applause. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 65% 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 52% 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 83% 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 51% 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 53% 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 43% 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 83% 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 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 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 87% 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 62% 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 81% 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 32% 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
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