Colin Covert

Colin Covert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Chicago Tribune , Minneapolis Star Tribune
Total Reviews:
2144
Total QuickRatings:
2

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 87% Alan Partridge (2014) " Recommended without hesitation." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3.5/4 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " In narration that is poetic and historically astute, Panh layers his own memoir atop his nation's." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 24, 2014
1.5/4 75% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " The film feels less like a whodunit than a "why didn't they do it sooner?"" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 24, 2014
1.5/4 87% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Maybe it was to be expected that the vampire saga "Only Lovers Left Alive" has a sluggish pulse." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 28% The Other Woman (2014) " It's an escapist women's empowerment comedy like many others, but elevated by the simple virtue of being, for most of its length, very, very funny." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 83% The Unknown Known (2014) " Morris is admirably evenhanded, never demonizing his subject, but giving him enough rope to hang himself. Rumsfeld, cool and bemused, refuses to knot the noose." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 24, 2014
1.5/4 9% 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 80% 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 89% 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 18% 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 96% 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 86% 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 83% 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 99% 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 44% 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
3/4 100% 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 92% 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 74% 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 89% 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 40% 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 43% 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
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