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The Covenant Reviews

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Matthew Turner

Daft but nonetheless enjoyable supernatural thriller, featuring some hilariously bad dialogue, impressive special effects and some genuinely creepy scenes.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2006
Victoria Alexander

Cleverly takes the lure of illegal drugs and links it to super powers.

Full Review

September 8, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

[An] unbewitching brew of clichés.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 23, 2009
Cole Smithey

Director Renny Harlin ("The Long Kiss Goodnight") phones in this thoughtless teen horror flick from screenwriter J.S. Cardone ("The Forsaken").

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

April 20, 2009
Brian Marder

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

This forgettable supernatural-teen thriller is the kind of WB-style soap opera where the characters have names like Chase Collins and Reid Garwin.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 7, 2007
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a horror film for the MTV generation, a horror film for the audience of "Laguna Beach"...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

July 10, 2007
Andrew Pulver
Guardian [UK]

... this falls well short of the Buffy-level resonances at which [Harlin] was presumably aiming.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

January 27, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...yet another brainless, utterly disposable thriller geared exclusively towards teenagers...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

January 9, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

The Covenant looks less like a movie and more like an extended boy band video -- and with about the same amount of depth.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

January 2, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A patently silly supernatural teen drama, in which a bunch of Young Hollywood types flex their abs and aim their perfectly-calibrated glances at each other.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

December 30, 2006
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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Flying scenes, frat-boy face-offs and pyrotechnic punch-ups are punctuated by excruciating expository dialogue.

Full Review Source: Time Out

December 30, 2006

Director Renny Harlin helms like a bat out of hell, and obviously doesn't know a pentagram from a mammogram.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 1/5

December 30, 2006
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine

Utterly stupid and full of lazy plotting and lazier dialogue, this is just idiotic enough to entertain on nights when you want to give your brain a rest.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

December 30, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O máximo que este O Pacto consegue é transformar-se, em seus instantes finais, em uma espécie de Mortal Kombat para imbecis. E, ainda assim, com dificuldade.

| Original Score: 1/5

November 23, 2006
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Urban Cinefile

It's not a work of originality and the handheld camerawork gets tedious, but let's hope the message that power corrupts gets through

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 10, 2006
Beth Accomando

I think the men were cast more for their abs than their acting.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0/10

October 28, 2006
George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald

Terribly acted, shamelessly unoriginal and executed with little redeeming sense of humour.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2/5

October 13, 2006
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

"A truly lacklustre direct-to-video teen thriller filled with corny effects, chiseled jaw stares and a lot of hokum about Salem witchcraft"

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 1/4

October 10, 2006
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008

Irish Times

January 5, 2007
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
September 30, 2006
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