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
1.5/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It is mechanical in the worst way. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3.5/4 80% 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 47% 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 55% 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 89% 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
4/4 100% Call Me Lucky (2015) "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
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