Opening

20% Transcendence Apr 18
53% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
7% A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
88% Bears Apr 18
58% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
47% Rio 2 $39.3M
71% Oculus $12.0M
62% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
41% Divergent $7.4M
13% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

40% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
72% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

Premieres Tonight

100% Orphan Black: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

100% Da Vinci's Demons: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Continuum: Season 3
100% Hannibal: Season 2
—— Hart of Dixie: Season 3
—— Last Man Standing: Season 3
—— Unforgettable: Season 3

The Covenant Reviews

Nigel Floyd
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Flying scenes, frat-boy face-offs and pyrotechnic punch-ups are punctuated by excruciating expository dialogue.

Full Review Source: Time Out

December 30, 2006
Justin Chang
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[A] muddled and most unmagical offering.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 30, 2006
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
Top Critic IconTop Critic

There is not a scary scene in the whole movie.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The idiocy and sheer laziness of the whole concept ought to be the sort of thing director Renny Harlin (Deep Blue Sea) could make into glorious cinematic cheese...but he's hamstrung

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 15, 2006
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This is cobbled-together teenybopper tripe about feuding male witches with nothing to offer but classic bad dialogue.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D-

September 13, 2006
Stephen Williams
Newsday
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The Covenant is just a copycat.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 13, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Movies like this are why we have eyelids.

| Original Score: .5/4

September 13, 2006
Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

No one has bothered to develop a coherent story or remotely likable characters to sustain the CGI effects, ear-splitting music, and hyperactive editing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 13, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Anyone with half a brain is not this movie's target audience.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

September 13, 2006
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

... a supernatural teen drama that wouldn't be so bad if you didn't have to pay good money to see it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 12, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[An] eardrum-punishing, uninspired composite of X-Men and the Harry Potter series ...

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 10, 2006
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The Covenant has excellent special effects (spiders and specters, oh my!), but it is strikingly lacking in suspense.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 10, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic IconTop Critic

... as chilling as a steam shower.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

September 10, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

... if this mild teen thriller were a cigarette, it would be a Salem light.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

September 10, 2006
Nathan Lee
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's super lame.

| Original Score: 1/5

September 10, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

... profoundly mediocre ...

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 10, 2006
Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The Covenant is a terrible movie, a bucket of water on the teen-witch genre.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

September 10, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic IconTop Critic

... Covenant is devoid of any real scares.

September 10, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
Top Critic IconTop Critic

All that's truly scary about The Covenant are the words that appear before the title: 'A Renny Harlin Film.'

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: D

September 10, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[Harlin] still can stage a decent super-natural battle royale. But he couldn't scare a mouse. Nor does The Covenant.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

September 8, 2006
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile