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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 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "As clever as it is iconoclastic, this bloody good satire tickled me by overturning much, but not all, of what we admire in Jane Austen's original. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/4 79% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Rather than adding up to an interwoven story line, it's a long, rambling shaggy-dog story. I know there is a dog in it, anyway. What they intended this confusing tale to be overall, I have no idea. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3.5/4 95% Son of Saul (2015) "It is a marvel of aesthetic control, speaking almost entirely from images, giving the film a documentary feel that it earns the hard way and puts to worthy use. We have entered a place where a false step could be fatal. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/4 96% 45 Years (2015) "The year is early but I'm convinced "45 Years" is one of the best films you'll see in 2016. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3.5/4 83% Lamb (2016) "Equally fascinating and frustrating, writer/director/actor Ross Partridge's "Lamb" explores a threatening February and November relationship between odd kindred spirits. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/4 55% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "There's no kill like overkill. If sheer film combat bloodshed were an antiwar commentary, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" would win the Nobel Peace Prize. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 14, 2016
1.5/4 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Hart's willingness to throw himself down the stairs for a laugh pays off when the substandard script comes up short. Which is close to always. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.5/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "An amazing work with crossover appeal as adult drama, melancholy csomedy and unexpected stop-motion animation. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "A brooding western on an epic scale, it surely will be ranked as one of the great films of this decade. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/4 96% Mustang (2015) "It speaks a touching international language of frustrated youth that anyone can understand. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/4 63% Concussion (2015) ""Concussion" is a decent but uneven film. Writer/director Peter Landesman focuses on Omalu's personal life more than a thriller requires. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 24, 2015
4/4 93% Carol (2015) "Haynes composes the film like a series of Edward Hopper paintings: elegant, beautifully calibrated shots that express the street-level loneliness of midcentury life. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) ""The Hateful Eight" is outrageous, extraordinary, extreme filmmaking at its most confident. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/4 60% Joy (2015) "As we follow Joy's frustrating journey, the dependably wonderful Lawrence delivers each scene like a champ. She portrays every feeling written into the script - and a lot more - with dramatic intelligence and force. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "McKay makes a smart, snarky crisis tragicomedy from the real estate boom and bust. His film balances sardonic character sketches with sober mockery of a culture gone mad with market mania. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3.5/4 73% Youth (2015) "This is a work of gorgeous, eye-popping visual inventiveness with a radically bananas plot. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2/4 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "It is well honed, engaging and accessible, stocked with handsome period piece images of life a century ago, unfailingly mature. And a bit wearisome. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "This is the film we're looking for. "The Force Awakens" understands what "Star Wars" fans love and delivers it lavishly. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.5/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "An outrageously good documentary. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/4 80% Macbeth (2015) "Director Justin Kurzel's adaptation is a razor-sharp stab at Shakespeare's body of work, delivered with advanced butchery skills. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 10, 2015
0.5/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "It is a cinematic shipwreck of epic scale. A flotilla of failure. It stinks as it sinks. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/4 75% The Girl King (2015) "The film is a handsomely shot, historically informative pastime. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 87% Mediterranea (2015) "This is a story packed with the sort of heartbreak and worry that would be hard to sit through were it not for American director Jonas Carpignano's touching, tender narrative skill. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 3, 2015
0.5/4 95% The Wonders (2015) "This may be the best nonprescription sleep aid on the market. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/4 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "Playful and piteous, touching and tragic, full of sound moral judgment and thigh-slapping wit, it's a film of sharp intelligence examining social ills that will, one fears, never entirely change. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/4 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Despite director Paul McGuigan's eccentric attempt to add a fresh vision to the story combining melodrama and black comedy, he has, in effect, written a chapter of "Mary Shelley for Dummies." " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3.5/4 94% Creed (2015) "It unabashedly manipulates audiences without guile, jerks tears, piles on hardships and smooths out conflicts on its way to a wholesome, uplifting finale. It is cornball as all get out, formulaic and wonderfully, amazingly delicious. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "This young boy's adventure film will hypnotize grade school audiences with its sheer imagination and joy in filmmaking. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 24, 2015
4/4 98% Brooklyn (2015) ""Brooklyn" builds a touching, moving, crowd-pleasing delight from quiet, unassuming material. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1.5/4 31% By The Sea (2015) "What are the artistic purposes for this tedious collection of frowning, drinking, bickering, peeping and smoking scenes? "By the Sea" is long on perverse images but short on ideas. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/4 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "It hopes to be a suspenseful political yarn carrying a deep message about state security and personal tragedy. Instead it's a flabby whodunit of injury and retaliation that underserves its veteran cast. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 77% The Assassin (2015) "Worth seeing for the cinematography alone. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 91% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "One of the most entertaining art history lessons in ages. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "It is a fitting finale for a series that has set a high-water mark for screen adaptations of young adult fiction. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 88% Difret (2015) "A compelling portrait of deeply rooted sexism and injustice dragging the nation back to a Bronze Age notion of women's rights. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 97% Welcome To Leith (2015) "Has the gut-punch impact of a chilling thriller. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "You don't need to be a news junkie to admire such sleek, adult entertainment. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/4 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "Tear-stained but upbeat, without being persuasive in either direction, this is the sort of trite kitsch-fest people see reluctantly out of duty to a visiting grandma. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 33% My All American (2015) "Like Pizzo's earlier sports films, it follows an undersized, underestimated underdog through serious challenges toward a life-affirming climax. It is simple, heartfelt and moving. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 43% The 33 (2015) "Who knew disasters could be so enjoyable? Way to go, triumph of the human spirit! " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 64% Spectre (2015) "The excellent production values and lavish cinematography dress up the film like Bond's impeccable white tuxedo, but offer it nowhere to go. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/4 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Although it's hard not to flinch every time a bullet fires, these are not shock tactics, but frightening parts of a compassionate, well-crafted film. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/4 81% Victoria (2015) "Its breathtaking duration creates a primal appeal that keeps you on the edge of your chair. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 15, 2015
1/4 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "This gothic horror opus is melodrama most foul, and I mean that in terms of concept and execution, as well. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) "A tongue-in-cheek love note to spook stories of yesteryear, "Goosebumps" is a kid-friendly crowd pleaser adults can love, too. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/4 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Like Jobs' own legendary "reality distortion field," his near-mystical ability to convince anyone of almost anything, the film lifts us past sheer realism to higher truth. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "It's a salute to nostalgic, idealistic patriotism that Norman Rockwell, Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart would applaud. With Franz Kafka. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/4 88% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "If you think there is nothing funnier than putting a sacred cow in a blender and hitting the purée button, this is the movie for you. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/4 91% 99 Homes (2015) "This is a film of palpable anger, a finger on the pulse of modern America crafted by a team of rare ability to awaken outrage. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/4 83% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Here is a horror film that features very little screaming, except from the theater audience. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
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