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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 95% 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
Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 90% 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
Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 80% 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
Posted Jan 19, 2017
2.5/4 87% 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
Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/4 82% 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
Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/4 32% 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
Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 78% Patriots Day (2017) Packed with verisimilitude and visceral punch, "Patriots Day" is a harrowing film, and one not to be missed. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 83% 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
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
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
Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 78% 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
Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.5/4 95% 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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/4 89% 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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 88% 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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/4 70% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 8, 2016
1.5/4 42% 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
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
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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/4 72% 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
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
Posted Nov 22, 2016
1.5/4 61% 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
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 54% 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
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
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
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
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
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 95% The Love Witch (2016) If you're in the mood for a guilty pleasure, "The Love Witch" is it. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 43% 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
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
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Touching and disturbing, avoiding clichés, shattering stereotypes and succeeding from every angle. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Marvel Studios' nearly endless winning streak continues. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
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
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A long, dark, twisted and mesmerizing 144 minutes. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 89% House (Hausu) (1977) Strange in the best way possible. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 27, 2016
0.5/4 19% Inferno (2016) It is hard to overstate how bad this abysmal film is. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 27, 2016
1.5/4 50% 31 (2016) This hamfisted attempt to cash in on Halloween is a vile, crass, circus maximus of grindhouse gore. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 85% Christine (2016) Hall is both eccentric and touching as a promising, complicated and needy woman on the edge of her personal abyss. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/4 82% Girl Asleep (2016) This feels like a unique, handmade greeting card from stars of tomorrow. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2016
1.5/4 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) It conjures up the scent of rancid products from a mediocre sausage factory. Or Adam Sandler's production company. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2016
1.5/4 23% American Pastoral (2016) It gears up to go important places but never arrives. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) While it doesn't tear up the envelope of the action genre or stray far from the familiar template of mysteries, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" is agreeable middle-of-the-road entertainment. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/4 100% Cameraperson (2016) Johnson offers a portrait of her life and work side by side, each challenging and rewarding the other. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 13, 2016