Colin Covert

Colin Covert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Chicago Tribune , Minneapolis Star Tribune
Total Reviews:
2209
Total QuickRatings:
2

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 2209
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 95% Ida (2014) " "Ida" is a story of faith and identity, an exquisite, austere drama in a plaintive minor key." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 29, 2014
2.5/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Much of the film rests on MacFarlane's shoulders, and he has toned down the snide, obnoxious demeanor that spoiled his turn as the 2013 Oscars host." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 29, 2014
72% Palo Alto (2014) " These slippery slices of life feel like the most honest, relevant film portrait of adolescence in ages." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 22, 2014
3/4 88% Chef (2014) " It's a refreshing change of pace from typical summer fare, a story not framed around the skeleton of an old TV series or designed as a tie-in to Hasbro toys." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 22, 2014
4/4 87% The Immigrant (2014) " "The Immigrant" is one of those rare, strikingly beautiful film experiences that transport you to another world." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 22, 2014
1.5/4 14% Blended (2014) " Will Adam Sandler ever grow up?" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 22, 2014
3.5/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The film is visually exciting, aping the look of period camerawork effectively in several 1970s scenes. The actors aren't overwhelmed by effects for the most part." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 21, 2014
3/4 82% The Double (2014) " [A] pitiless and very funny comedy of misfortune constructed by director Richard Ayoade and his co-writer Avi Korine." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 15, 2014
62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " "Million Dollar Arm" is a baseball movie that pulls off a smooth triple play." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 15, 2014
2.5/4 73% Godzilla (2014) " Will you have fun watching this movie on opening weekend with friends? No doubt. Will you remember it in a year? Dubious." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 34% God's Pocket (2014) " This is Irish gallows humor at its darkest. If that's your cup of ink-black tea, as it is mine, it's a rare treat." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 73% Neighbors (2014) " As a simple story of escalating sabotage, the piece can afford to be meandering and disjointed as long as there's a belly laugh every couple of minutes." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 8, 2014
3.5/4 89% Locke (2014) " Can we talk for a moment about how amazing it is that a movie like this even exists?" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 8, 2014
46% For Love of the Game (1999) " The movie isn't the equivalent of a perfect game, but it's a winner nonetheless." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Amazing? Hardly. The second film in Sony Pictures' second Spider-Man series is OK-ish." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 1, 2014
3.5/4 88% 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 81% 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 85% 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 24% 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 84% 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 8% 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 77% 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 66% 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 19% 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 74% 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 95% 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 79% 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 86% 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 60% 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 98% 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 43% 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 86% 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 88% 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 71% 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 91% 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 (2014) " Percolates with pointed observations about racial and cultural dislocation." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/4 99% 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 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " A ripping-good revenge flick with a radically simple premise ..." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/4 83% 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 41% 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
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