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
3.5/4 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Here's a comedy about the trials, tribulations and compulsive worries of youth told with empathy that does credit to first-time writer/director Bo Burnham.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/4 59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Though it is at times difficult to watch, it torments us with atmosphere that grows increasingly suffocating and brief moments of monstrous violence rather than gallons of blood and gristle.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/4 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Anyone who can watch it without getting sucked in must have a very strong hold on the armrests.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The film, loosely adapted from Callahan's life, is as divisive as his work, sure to be considered brutally funny by some and brutally insensitive by others.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 47% Equalizer 2 (2018) "Equalizer 2" is the kind of raise-the-bar sequel that can convert a franchise skeptic into a fan.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/4 50% Skyscraper (2018) Here and there I liked it. But I liked it more three decades earlier when it was called "Die Hard"...‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/4 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Stoner comedy with social significance? Welcome to "Sorry to Bother You," an eccentric, imperfect but original and hugely enjoyable satire.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/4 52% Boundaries (2018) Feste isn't shooting for easy laughs, or even prolonged ones. She wants nervous giggles to come with a muttered "there but for the grace of God go I."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/4 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Blending excellent reporting and strong storytelling, this is a disturbing film truly stranger than fiction.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/4 90% Eating Animals (2018) Without declaring one specific solution to the challenges of animal agriculture, the film focuses needed attention on the issues.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) It doesn't take long for "Leave No Trace" to tell you that it's a well written, low-key, adult story.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/4 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) I won't say that "Ant-Man and the Wasp" feels fresh and inventive all the way through, but it certainly has its moments.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
0.5/4 53% The First Purge (2018) Unless the next film in the franchise outdoes it, "The First Purge" will be the gold standard by which horror movies that were really bad ideas are judged.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3.5/4 75% Damsel (2018) Sometimes you encounter the kind of movie that makes you feel the day can't get any better than this.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
4/4 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The power of Sollima's tough, testosterone-fueled, high-impact fable comes not from its harrowing depiction of violence, as visceral and authentic as anything ever shot. Its authority is in the way it portrays bloodshed's dreadful effects.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/4 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) The immersive "Summer 1993" is almost free of plot but rich with a scrapbook's worth of childhood memories.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/4 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Like an ancient volcano thundering to life, the "Jurassic" realm keeps roaring onto film screens with unexpected energy. The fifth episode in the series, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," is the latest and arguably greatest of all.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) You don't need a strong nostalgic connection to Rogers' show to feel genuinely moved by the man's essential goodness, all the more as Neville contrasts it with today's public discourse.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) As in the original hit, this is a story of remarkable character design and visually elegant 1960s-chic world-building.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 54% Tag (2018) Over its nearly two-hour running time, "Tag" continues playing the same predictable games, feeling increasingly aged as it goes.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 60% Hotel Artemis (2018) It keeps moving forward in a wobbly, noisy way but it never arrives where you hope it will, and it takes a long time, all the same.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Are you ready for the year's scariest movie? I don't think you are, not at all.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
1.5/4 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Largely devoid of wit, thrills and any reason for being, it is dumb fun minus the fun.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 95% Filmworker (2018) The documentary mildly implies that his obsessive serfdom drove Vitali a bit mad, but it's a masochistic gesture that many a film geek can understand.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4/4 94% First Reformed (2018) "First Reformed" is a miracle in its own regard, the rare type of film that leaves us with questions left to answer and for many, a desire to dig into it deeper through a second viewing.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4/4 74% The House of Tomorrow (2018) "The House of Tomorrow" spices up its story with dollops of honesty, charm and a dash of genuine emotional resonance.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3.5/4 94% Beast (2018) There is nothing more enjoyable than a film that shatters your expectations, turning a confident hunch about what's coming next into smithereens of doubt. The British thriller "Beast" does it strikingly well.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/4 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) If you love films that keep you guessing, laughing and surprised on the edge of your seat, this is a must-see.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's clever, light entertainment that shoots ahead as if it was launched from an intergalactic slingshot.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3.5/4 22% Terminal (2018) Every moment of "Terminal" engages the eye, and - unexpectedly - the mind.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) Modern masterpiece? No. But if you're too much of a snob to waste your time on lowbrow comedy like this, it's your loss entirely.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1.5/4 82% Ghost Stories (2018) "Ghost Stories" certainly kept me squirming in my seat, but I was writhing to head toward the exit.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/4 97% The Rider (2018) Classic westerns may never go out of style, but sometimes it's good to see a movie about a cowboy who's a full-fledged human and not a type.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/4 87% Tully (2018) "Tully" is an uncommonly intelligent, amusing and honest portrait of motherhood, thorns and all.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
2/4 84% Disobedience (2018) There's nothing wrong with such a sober focus, but there's not much in it to enjoy.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 93% RBG (2018) The filmmakers do a commendable job of covering the personal, professional and philosophical angles of a woman who, whether idolized or despised, is in a class by herself.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) The film, which opens with Jones tearing up the house as she sings behind gaudy funeral masks, gradually strips away the artifice and lets her identity emerge fully formed.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3/4 74% Little Pink House (2018) The film tells the history-making conflict in terms that are personal, down to earth and utterly relatable. Writer/director Courtney Balaker draws the ideal amount of individual conflict to balance the ongoing court battles.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3.5/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Roaring through 160 minutes of action, humor, character development, epic evil and moving nobility, it is darker and edgier, yet lighter and more stirring than anything offered in another superhero franchise.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2/4 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Audiences that found "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" too demanding may relish "Super Troopers 2." I'm not sure what other sort of viewer would share the appreciation.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 92% Lean on Pete (2018) If "The 400 Blows" was set in the poorer sections of the rural Pacific Northwest, it would run very close to this.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/4 52% Rampage (2018) What can we expect from film studios deeply committed to marketing pre-existing brands beyond creative death due to excessive nostalgia? An occasional pleasant surprise, it turns out.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/4 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) A journey to the deepest levels of the dark side, "You Were Never Really Here" is an art-house crime thriller that succeeds on every technical and creative level.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/4 96% 1945 (2017) Beginning and ending at a little Hungarian railway station immediately following the end of World War II in Europe, "1945" is a rattling ghost-train ride through a hamlet of haunted memories.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2.5/4 78% Beirut (2018) While the larger issues underlying Lebanon's endless 20-sided tug of war are as hopeless and half-intelligible after the film as before, the human issues of its core story move along crisply.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/4 96% Foxtrot (2018) In this portrait of a family, a society and a nation trapped in cycles of unwinnable conflict, Maoz has made a film both painfully poignant and rich in mocking humor as dark as a mine shaft.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 100% Cold November (2018) Jacob presents the area and its people as oft-overlooked and underappreciated. He reveals them in ways that are richly embroidered with character and small-town details.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2.5/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) If you are too young to be insatiable for this era-specific nostalgia bait, a lot of the movie is hitting points you won't follow. If you're old enough to catch them, you have more important things to do.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/4 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) With the dark and enchanting animated parable "Isle of Dogs," Wes Anderson raises his little personal world to new, finely detailed heights.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
1/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) What we have here is a textbook example of an unnecessary sequel.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018