Colin Covert Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Colin Covert

Colin Covert
Colin Covert's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 98% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It is by any measure a great film, a quiet, yet overwhelmingly intense production that forces us to recalibrate our notion of what suspenseful cinema can mean and do.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/4 31% Fist Fight (2017) This is a case of a film with a threadbare premise handling its actors and material with such assurance that it performs like a cockeyed jewel.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) With a slack script, cardboard acting and a sense of pandering to international movie markets, it feels dated and cheap.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/4 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The movie supplies readers of the James books with most of what they want, and too little BDSM to exasperate viewers of legal age.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Using a pile of little plastic figures to represent franchise superheroes is a preposterous idea to start with, so why not double down and make it extra ridiculous?‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/4 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Kids and families are all but guaranteed to return home from the theater profoundly touched.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1.5/4 25% The Comedian (2017) Burdened with a choppy, poorly conceived script, "The Comedian" is impossible to enjoy on any level whatsoever.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
1.5/4 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Rather than setting up jokes, scoring points and swiftly moving on, Ade keeps her shots rolling past the natural beats, hindering what at its core is a road trip comedy - one that is thinly staged, shot and edited.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) Poetry shows us how just a few words can be full of meaning. "Paterson," a tone poem of a film, goes about its business the same way, with simple gestures that contain a lot and work on many levels.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) The film's greatest strength is its specific set of characters. While no big events or personal crises happen, no one seems two-dimensional or thin.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 82% The Founder (2017) In a way, it celebrates the achievements of a small-time peddler turned empire builder. Watch it differently and it's akin to "The Social Network."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2.5/4 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Cox is a flawless pro even in a role that many peers would consider a phone-it-in paycheck part.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/4 84% Julieta (2016) While visually attractive and emotionally rich, the movie is also a rambling walk to an open-ended finale that fizzles out.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/4 35% Live By Night (2017) Trimmed down from a 400-page novel by Dennis Lehane, the film has a swarm of interesting denizens and plot ingredients. But it doesn't assemble them into an especially coherent package.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 81% Patriots Day (2017) Packed with verisimilitude and visceral punch, "Patriots Day" is a harrowing film, and one not to be missed.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 84% Silence (2017) It works on more than one level, taking you on a far greater emotional journey and leaving you with more food for thought than any genre film in memory.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) "A Monster Calls" is an involving, surprisingly mature tale of pre-adolescent loss, passing innocence and hard-won coming of age.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) "Hidden Figures" tells a singular story in textbook fashion, creating a conventional, feel-good, part-fictional history lesson that would fit in any high school.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 79% Evolution (2016) Hadihalilovic's eerily controlled creep-out conveys a hybrid impression of unease, a sensory siren call in harmony with Kafkaesque nightmare states.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.5/4 93% Fences (2016) Regardless of whether its controlled style and emotionally rich cast introduce this scalding drama of family discord to new audiences or revive it for longtime followers, it's tightrope-taut theater.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/4 90% Jackie (2016) This is a movie about power, and its spectacle is that of a woman almost losing all of it. Larrain portrays all of this with the appropriate degree of horror and sorrow.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 89% Elle (2016) "Elle" is a mysterious puzzle, not mainly about whodunit plot points, but the far more titillating question of who people truly are and what they're capable of.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/4 73% Sing (2016) Remarkably ordinary in concept and execution, "Sing" is the sort of syrupy animated musical that will appeal to few viewers other than young talent-show fans and their doting parents.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
1/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) A fluffy story of tragedy and friendship and hugging and important life lessons that would have felt more at home on a TV show back lot.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/4 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) This theological farce turns biblical tables and upsets expectations with results as yummy as Belgian waffles.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/4 93% La La Land (2016) This is a joy to watch, with a rhapsody of love and lightness in the performances.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" shows that the "Star Wars" universe can produce authentic adult entertainment without losing a bit of its frenetic energy.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/4 70% Miss Sloane (2016) It's like a talky, detail-packed Aaron Sorkin saga, with a daunting profusion of smart, rapid dialogue and surface details that are bewildering at the beginning and pay off in the finale.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/4 96% The Age of Shadows (Mil-jeong) (2016) It's a rich stew of a tale, with Korean resistance fighters, Hungarian revolutionaries, Japanese police officials and double agents. Running at 140 minutes, "The Age of Shadows" is worth every moment.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
1.5/4 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Co-directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck team with any number of amusing performers here, wasting all but a couple in anachronistic roles where we've seen them often before.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/4 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Hansen-Løve follows an aging philosophy teacher through a series of career bad news, personal dilemmas and family tensions.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
0.5/4 11% Man Down (2016) "Man Down" is an exasperating movie, stuffed with self-importance, short on drama, chained to the kind of crazy script that can only work if the film is crazy entertaining.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Trying to weigh this spellbinding film's multifaceted carnage is a mesmerizing experience that requires as much soul-searching as detective work.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
1.5/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Trying to recapture that dark magic doesn't work the second time around. This lazy sequel is a lump of coal in a dirty stocking.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
1.5/4 62% Allied (2016) Not succeeding as a World War II drama, spy thriller or love story, "Allied" is what you will find in the dictionary if you look up "insipid."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) The precisely calibrated chaos of Beatty's film begins with a slow burn as a captivating romance, follows mounting momentum into delirious lunacy and ends with a touch of existential sadness.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 95% Moana (2016) "Moana" is a case of inspired visual and musical forms packaging wishy-washy substance. It's good generic comfort food, never cringeworthy, merely routine.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3.5/4 89% Loving (2016) It shows how far America has come in its views of race and equality - and how far is left to go.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) This is a wonderfully realistic film. The narrative is simple, almost obvious to a fault.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) A thoroughly satisfying, wildly entertaining and highly enjoyable ride from the very beginning to the very end.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 96% The Love Witch (2016) If you're in the mood for a guilty pleasure, "The Love Witch" is it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Saturated with campy gore, it plays as if they put the basic formula for a pulp B movie in a blender and set it to purée. The result is a punk comedy that's repugnant but never boring.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/4 94% Arrival (2016) The focus is serious human drama, gripping in a way that sci-fi seldom achieves. The film is intricately handsome and rarely showy, flawlessly made and earnest-minded.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Touching and disturbing, avoiding clichés, shattering stereotypes and succeeding from every angle.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2.5/4 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Modest but lovely in both its handcrafted graphics and its retro-adventure storytelling, this children's animated cartoon charms without impressing a great deal.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Marvel Studios' nearly endless winning streak continues.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) This could have been another dime-a-dozen war story about rah-rah patriotism, but Gibson has made something much deeper, artistically and morally.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/4 97% Aquarius (2016) In an era when movies about and for older viewers tend to be insipid comedies, this is a welcome change of pace.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A long, dark, twisted and mesmerizing 144 minutes.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 89% House (Hausu) (1977) Strange in the best way possible.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016