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
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
0.5/4 19% Inferno (2016) It is hard to overstate how bad this abysmal film is.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 88% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
1.5/4 23% American Pastoral (2016) It gears up to go important places but never arrives.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/4 99% Cameraperson (2016) Johnson offers a portrait of her life and work side by side, each challenging and rewarding the other.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 79% American Honey (2016) In the hands of British writer/director Andrea Arnold, one of the most talented women making movies today, the film has a lusty primal quality that is threatening and hard to resist.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Hart has suggested that this may be his final stand-up film. If so, he could hardly deliver a better farewell.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 100% A Stray (2016) This a small, spare 82-minute story, but a touching one.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/4 51% The Accountant (2016) Slip beyond the unusual premise, and the film is an odd but coherent mix of story-driven detective movie, character-driven financial thriller, action drama and understated sardonic comedy.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/4 82% Denial (2016) Hare has skillfully adapted Lipstadt's book, "History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier," not dividing the story into saints and demons, but giving each character a recognizable - and often irritating - slice of humanity.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 94% Command and Control (2016) Robert Kenner's documentary is a reminder of how maintaining history's deadliest arsenal can put a nation in its own lethal cross hairs.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/4 92% Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016) Grand in scale yet minuscule, naturalistic yet fantastic, cosmic yet human to its core, spanning eons and moments, this is a beautiful footnote to humankind's ongoing theory-in-progress about our miraculous home.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/4 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Instead of a deep, reflective parable, Parker gives us a midrange History Channel special.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/4 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) A contrived, convoluted whodunit. It's never frightening, simply gloomy and bleak.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) "Miss Sharon Jones!" delivers a nonstop concert of star power with a heaping side of never-say-die resilience.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
92% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) From its opening suicide jokes onward, this is a bittersweet view of life as gloomy but promising.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 35% Max Rose (2016) This soulful, nuanced performance by a long-ignored veteran should please some old Jerry Lewis fans. And possibly create some new ones.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3.5/4 92% Demon (2016) Entertaining and deeply screwed up with historic horrors, this is an all-too-human ghost story that wears several bleeding hearts on its sleeve.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) It's a lukewarm clone of a decent adaptation of a masterpiece. It's as if the American film industry, having outlasted celluloid, now makes movies with tracing paper.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/4 35% Blair Witch (2016) Rather than exploring new ground, it sends us down familiar terrain, provoking shrieks for the mercy of a quick ending.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Even when the film doesn't track logically - and often it doesn't, laughs being the top priority - it's entertaining. Like Bridget, it's a mess, but an adorable one.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) Stone digs beyond the scandal, turning the events into a compelling and tense ride, half thriller, half think piece, a mixture of dramatic depth and excitement.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Kore-eda has made a career of family stories focused on youth, some of them heartbreakingly bleak. Here he uses a much lighter brush, creating a picture that is simpler than most, and all the more beautiful for it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 81% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Sharply filmed, "Author" explores the appeal of even the most contrived myths, reminding us that even when Pinocchio hides his lengthening nose, he's telling lies.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/4 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) It's a twisted treasure.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
0.5/4 43% The Hollars (2016) It is a perfect storm of boredom.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
89% Morris from America (2016) While countless coming-of-age indies have followed the standard mold of following a new teen boy's first awkward steps ahead, writer/director Chad Hartigan's compassionate mix of charm, heartache and hip-hop ramps up this version handsomely.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
85% Sully (2016) By turning an emergency that lasted a little more than two minutes into an accomplished, unsettling adventure thriller, Eastwood is at the controls of a movie machine that other directors could send skidding off the runway.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 97% Little Men (2016) Sachs is a wonderfully humane filmmaker. There are never out and out saints or demons in his films, but richly detailed, relatable lives offered for us to understand.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/4 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The film plays more like a fable than a story of earthbound humans, and a fractured fairy tale at that.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/4 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Durán was considered a fighter with more energy and ambition than strategy, and the film tells his story in much the same way.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Fast-paced, coherent and continually gut-wrenching, this home invasion thriller begins with a gambit that pays off handsomely: making the villains redeemable and their victim monstrous.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
91% Southside With You (2016) While it contains some minor political elements - as does real life - this is at heart a near-perfect date movie, a nonpartisan walking and talking love story.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Yet wizardly art direction isn't the film's most striking quality. It's the endearing, playful, touching, cantankerous and sometimes frightening individuals who supply this spectacular story about friendship, courage and sacrifice with its life force.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/4 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) This is a bigger mouthful than even a master like Herzog can digest.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/4 96% Gleason (2016) An intimate, deeply moving film.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 25% Ben-Hur (2016) It holds back nothing, strikes out often, then wins the big game. It won't earn 11 Academy Awards, as the original did in 1960, but while it opens bad, it becomes indifferent and finishes good.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/4 60% War Dogs (2016) "War Dogs" has a dynamite tale to tell, but it keeps extinguishing the fuse.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) Watching this vicious David and Goliath battle is a reminder of humanity's limitless capacity for destruction.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Rather than the cinematic sheen of most animated kid-pleasers, the whole film has the no-gloss texture of vintage woolens from a consignment shop.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/4 98% Hell or High Water (2016) It's not every day that we see a movie that's fresh, exciting and dangerous, slapping you from explosive laughter to stunned attention. Mood and atmosphere and interesting character acting are rarely handled as well as this.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) The story resembles "The Emperor's New Clothes," but it's at heart a portrait of an odd, admirable marriage.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 82% Indignation (2016) With its mature perspective on distant formative years, the film feels true to the spirit of Roth; little from the deep wellsprings of the great novelist's fiction is lost in translation.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
3.5/4 93% The Seventh Fire (2016) The film is a fascinating look at the culture's legacy of incarceration, addiction and recidivism, captured without interviews or narrative exposition. It simply and directly shows us things that deserve our attention.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/4 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) A surprising, bitingly honest drama entwining strands of blood, sweat and jokes.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016