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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
2.5/4 32% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) This is a fact-rich but drama-poor film, constructed with professionalism but lacking passion.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/4 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) As it probes the hidden roots of the world's most famous superhero, we learn remarkable things about her maker's eccentric private life.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/4 85% Marshall (2017) Don't confuse this with preachy, moralizing history. "Marshall" is not an eat-your-spinach civics lesson. It's a fictional piece loosely based on fact.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A powerful, unflinching, despairing, brutal and emotionally devastating film.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 97% Lucky (2017) Stanton gives this warmhearted semi-self-portrait a sense of no-nonsense realism. It's the best send-off he could have hoped for.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/4 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Elba and Winslet are magnetic screen presences, irresistible to watch individually and even better together. Watching them here, I found myself pulling for their endurance.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4 83% The King's Choice (2017) A handsome widescreen history lesson, "The King's Choice" digs deep into the inexhaustible subject of World War II from a fresh perspective.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
1.5/4 19% Woodshock (2017) I'm not sure what the Mulleavys were aiming at, but they missed the target.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It's 44 years later, but much of it is as relevant as ever.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/4 87% American Made (2017) It's a morbidly fascinating comedy, an insinuating mock documentary, and a twisted take on the American dream, audaciously masquerading as a high-caliber thriller. It's one of the most enjoyable movies of the year.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) It's up to historians to assess how accurate this funny, charming film is to the details of Queen Victoria's last years, but its use of poetic license is impeccable.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/4 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) In this ultraviolent farce many innocent people suffer, especially in the audience.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 81% Brad's Status (2017) This challenging, fascinating role is [Stiller's] best performance to date.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 96% Stronger (2017) This story honors the significance of the event, and its human repercussions, without melodramatic stagecraft.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 86% Blood Stripe (2017) It implies everything with subtlety and restraint and lectures about nothing.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 68% mother! (2017) While it carries echoes of work by provocateurs including David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Lars von Trier and Luis Buñuel, there's nothing like it in terms of overall style and imagery. This is a film completely on its own.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 34% American Assassin (2017) The film is an entertaining introduction to Rapp, whose final scene implies that he has a lot more retaliation to inflict. He could become a brand-name mainstay of the American superspy market for decades to come.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) If a blood-gushing horror film were to mate with a whacking good screwball farce, this would be the gripping, R-rated result.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/4 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) Provided you're a fan of subdued dry wit, bittersweet views of males in middle age and wicked celebrity impressions, it's a perceptive trip you'll want to take.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/4 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The story proceeds ever so tastefully but nowhere notably interesting.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/4 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) It gives audiences four major car chase sequences and 100 vehicles reduced to scrap metal, by my count. What it gives no one is a reason it should exist.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) If there is something wrong with "Logan Lucky," I simply can't find it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 99% Whose Streets? (2017) The filmmakers captured the siege from the perspective of the people who lived through it, some calling for a calm, measured response, others committed to direct action and civil disobedience. Many risk their lives to block a highway.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
1.5/4 69% Pilgrimage (2017) Those with limited interest in chain-mail sheaths and theology should prepare to be as bored as I was.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 84% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) It is a film that is heavily didactic, with extended passages of dialogue that resemble ideological communiqués. It is also stunningly well acted and painfully powerful to view.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Bedeviled (2017) Viewers, especially those with unease about evil clowns or especially unsettling endings, will find it a very shivery, very giddy 90-minute thrill ride.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 87% Wind River (2017) Sheridan forms solid drama from the battle between community law and the feral law of the frontier. Piling bodies everywhere as it approaches its climax, "Wind River" is a new chapter in that endless battle.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/4 49% The Glass Castle (2017) An honest-but-flawed misfire of a movie ...‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The earlier films were never this deliciously twisted. Buckle up your belt or this moan-inducing, female-centric supernatural thriller will scare your pants off.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/4 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) Despite its lofty aim and a cast including Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes and Mark Hamill, sugary-sweet "Brigsby Bear" feels as if it was made by and for well-meaning lightweights.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 82% Detroit (2017) The film is imperfect, but for anyone who still harbors delusions about systemic racism and police-community relations, "Detroit" is an important and effective wake-up call.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/4 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore doesn't traffic in alarmist tones but cautionary warnings and possible fixes. He lays out his case like a kindly teacher who has been teaching this particular class in monotone for a long time.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1.5/4 15% The Dark Tower (2017) None of the characters click, nothing feels innovative or interesting, and the story is in no way compelling.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/4 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) It's wonderful when movies surprise us, toppling our expectations with a refreshing blast of creativity. Which is how the insanely violent romp "Atomic Blonde" struck me.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3.5/4 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) It is to die for.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) I recommend it without reservation.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The newest star system in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is packed with surprises, excitement and quick-witted laughs.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3.5/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) It's a serious love letter to real life.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Modest in scale yet rousing in Southern Gothic psychodrama, Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled" creates levels of excitement that bigger, longer, louder blockbusters can't match.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/4 88% Maudie (2017) While it's far from timeless drama, this wistful character study of a lonely woman and a lonely man who find each other in coastal Nova Scotia has a winning, twee charm.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) It's an action musical. It's a crime tragicomedy. It's awesome.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
2.5/4 76% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) The stakes are high, with world war on the horizon, but events in this story don't build to anything really big.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 77% The Hero (2017) Elliott does some of his finest work in one of the best movies in his career, a drama that feels like a biography.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 84% Letters From Baghdad (2017) This lively production, scored to the rhythms of throbbing table drums, serving up her sharp, sly criticism of the misogynistic attitudes of her male counterparts, reaches too far, presenting her as a sort of proto-Wonder Woman. But not very much too far.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 92% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) It's a well researched, solidly constructed, star-studded look into a film community that has been vital since the days of silent pictures. Highly recommended.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
1/4 74% Wakefield (2017) Cranston cranks his performance up to 11, enamored of his own work and incapable of hitting the brakes. And yet he never brings his character's conflicting motives to life.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3.5/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The kind of dramatic structure James Cameron used in his masterful Terminator films is an unknown language to Bay. But he knows how to rev, whir, snap and destroy like an ace.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/4 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Through White's script and Arteta's smooth direction, most characters get a hard drubbing and a fair hearing.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) The film functions less as a great thriller than as a good pitch to shift vacation travelers away from ocean trips toward ski holidays.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/4 21% The Book of Henry (2017) A movie I found irresistible precisely because it is so confounding.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017