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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 85% The Wife (2018) The sort of detailed, A-level film that earns a viewer's respect for its intelligence in a marketplace of mind-numbing hoopla.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/4 81% Juliet, Naked (2018) There's a low-key charm to "Juliet, Naked," a feeling that everyone making it was in a good mood and wanted the same for the rest of us.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3.5/4 93% Searching (2018) It has enough twists, turns, red herrings, chills and surprises to jangle the steadiest nerves, compelling characters and an unexpected degree of emotional power.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/4 86% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Watching a once-in-a-generation talent like Howard work at this early point feels like entering a tall building on the ground floor. There's little doubt she will escalate from here.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
1/4 66% The Little Stranger (2018) If your appetite for tweedy period films about emotionally repressed Englishmen is famishing, here's another serving of thin gruel, served with an exceedingly thin slice of the supernatural.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
1/4 59% Operation Finale (2018) Without a cogent plot or compelling action, it's like a long story told to you by the least interesting person in the bar.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/4 41% Arizona (2018) Bad things happen, punchlines land hard enough to pop your eyes and Judeo-Christian principles are torn away like bark being ripped off old trees. It's a lot of fun.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 52% Papillon (2018) It was filmed with impressive care and the performances are good, if you're in the mood for starvation, madness and harsh physical cruelty.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
1/4 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The point of diminishing returns is reached about 15 minutes in.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Told through the perspective of a hormonal girl in a community that disapproves of her desires, it's like explosives in the head and heart.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/4 73% Never Goin' Back (2018) Cheech and Chong, Harold and Kumar, meet your natural heirs Jessie and Angela.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
0/4 23% Mile 22 (2018) If you think I am going to call Mile 22 a bad film, you are wrong. It's not a film at all. It is a cringe factory working on overdrive to churn out sadistic shocks and a generally malevolent tone. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
4/4 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Here's a love story with genuine stakes, grown-up characters and a great sense of fun. Having radically exceeded my hard-hearted expectations, it should leave romcom fans feeling as delighted as children on Christmas day.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2.5/4 36% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) A well-acted but very muddled biography of the brilliant, troubled artist Paul Gauguin in his advanced years.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2.5/4 46% The Meg (2018) This is the sort of late summer time waster that isn't very good, knows it isn't very good and knows you know it isn't very good.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 83% Puzzle (2018) It's a mild crowd pleaser for people who are exhausted by blockbusters.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) This bleak and harsh divorce drama is a riveting portrait of a family in crisis, an emotionally brutal story that runs unceasingly from deeply unhappy to potentially fatal.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) It is viscerally exciting, fun and saddening all at once.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 91% Far From the Tree (2018) Capably filmed by director Rachel Dretzin, this look at a diverse group of people is emotionally powerful without feeling manipulative.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2.5/4 46% Generation Wealth (2018) Despite having been a renowned photographer for more than a quarter-century, Greenfield here seems to have lost her focus.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/4 100% McQueen (2018) Even if the fashion industry is the least of your interests, this handsomely photographed rise-and-fall story offers intriguing glances into the toxic lifestyle of a creative genius.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The best part of "The Spy Who Dumped Me" is that it gives McKinnon her first full co-starring role. Here's hoping she goes higher very fast.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
1.5/4 70% Christopher Robin (2018) This is the sort of devastatingly boring film that sets up every shot with "Lights! Camera! Zzzzzzzzz!!!"‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is absolutely, positively everything you want in a superspy action adventure with whipped cream and a cherry on top.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/4 93% Blindspotting (2018) The film moves like a pendulum between the comforting tone of a buddy comedy and dark themes of systemic racism and police brutality.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
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 57% 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 80% 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 76% 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 51% 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 46% 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 93% 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 51% 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 97% 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 88% 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 54% 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 71% 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 63% 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 49% 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 55% 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 58% 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 68% 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 96% 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 93% 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