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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
3/4 82% Early Man (2018) It was epochs in the making, and, as usual, it was worth every millennium.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 96% Black Panther (2018) A big and bold change of focus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Black Panther" pushes past many of the clichéd plot devices, archetypes and formulas of standard comic book blockbusters.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.5/4 70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Dark, kinky and twisty with a modernist sheen, "Double Lover" delivers a delightfully messed up cavalcade of erotic hijinks.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2/4 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The result is a case study in why getting things right isn't necessarily the right way to make a movie. Facts can be really dull. And pro actors are more compelling than real people can ever be.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
2.5/4 73% Hostiles (2018) Bale does outstanding work, revealing unexpected depths of intelligence and sensitivity.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's probably necessary to see "Phantom Thread" more than once to fully savor the tang of its malice, erotic attraction and excruciating good taste.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3.5/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Given the rocky paths of many sequels, it's a special joy that "Paddington 2" is sweet as marmalade.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/4 69% Happy End (2017) Haneke's work here, as always, is unfailingly morose, haunting and impossible to resist.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) Scene by scene, it made me laugh, cringe, get angry, upset, confused, enlightened, entertained, almost tearful and awed.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3.5/4 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The bubbling strain between the leading men is the kind of intimate, authentic work that feels several steps above movie acting.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/4 51% Downsizing (2017) It's a surreal comedy that never goes for easy laughs but works in every scene to reach you on a deeper visceral level.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1.5/4 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) "The Greatest Showman" is the dumbest movie.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) An enchanting re-imagining of "Beauty and the Beast," it is an unforgettably romantic, utterly sublime, dazzling phantasmagoria.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/4 90% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) This kindhearted, unsentimental movie is a good way to celebrate Finland, which celebrated its 100th anniversary as a free nation last week.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) This film climbs well beyond nerd-approved material, carrying us into a changed future without insulting Lucasfilms' holy writ.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/4 86% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman's performance, like the film, reveres Churchill but doesn't glorify him.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
2/4 80% Tom of Finland (2017) Karukoski turns a promising story into a flat, clammy bore.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) This is another earnest, stylish, deeply observant late work from Allen, with only subliminal appearances from the jokey humor that made him a marquee star.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
2.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Doing a two-step between homage and satire, [it] ironically comments on the making of its shabby inspiration.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) "Bill Nye: Science Guy" is a surprisingly kaleidoscopic portrait of someone we thought we already knew.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 94% The Breadwinner (2017) Distressing as it is, the film draws you into the characters' lives.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 92% Thelma (2017) A weirdly enthralling supernatural thriller.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) We've seen it all before, from the nasty old miser, to the adorable little fellow with the crutch, and the skeletal specter. But flip my Fezziwig if they don't make the quintessential yarn original and appealing.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri," a tragicomic juggling act packed with vivid characters doing bad things at considerable moral cost, plays like a scalpel-sharp game of Catch the Sociopath.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/4 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) The film is a stimulating sharp turn away from storytelling conventions and a challenge for viewers who prefer narrative pabulum to dense, savory, chewy material. But it's well worth making the effort.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/4 97% Coco (2017) This love letter to Mexican traditions and Latino arts is welcome, innovative in using bits of Spanish without subtitles and, frankly, overdue. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/4 75% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's not splashy, but it's more than enough. It's melancholy about what war does to men, but never feels the need to cue sad, sentimental music.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 87% Novitiate (2017) "Novitiate" is challenging, uncomfortable, violent, simple in its message about transformative mind control imposed on youth, superbly acted and technically flawless.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 85% Wonder (2017) Movies that are largely about illness can be harrowing experiences. "Wonder" moves the genre to a better region.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
1.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) The erratic and fatigue-inducing "Justice League" will leave moviegoers wondering where to assign the blame - and where to find the exits.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) The film is a dazzling collaboration between two of the most impressive art-house actresses of the past decade.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Here's proof that a total train wreck can be boring.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
1/4 81% The Square (2017) I do not understand it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/4 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Not often do you encounter a movie about slicing, dicing samurai vivisecting each other into gory chunks that is also a thing of beauty.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/4 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) An amazingly weird assemblage of notions from Greek mythology and concepts from pessimistic geniuses like Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and Michael Haneke, the film creates something akin to a dreadful dream.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) "Thor: Ragnarok" gives the long-running franchise a fresh bloom of health, fertilizing the comic book roots of the Marvel film universe like a dose of satirical Miracle-Gro.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) It doesn't just show what its characters go through, it observes. It notices. It studies. This is a film that pays attention to the little details that communicate huge feelings.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/4 28% All I See Is You (2017) Forster does flawed but fascinating work in this tense, twisty, sexual and psychological puzzle.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/4 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) "Goodbye Christopher Robin" digs into the origins and consequences of Milne's mythic Winnie-the-Pooh stories in ways that are charming and ultimately poignant.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
1/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) It's strikingly bad, too somber to be a comedy and too dizzy to work as drama.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Saving Brinton (2017) [Saving Brinton] fascinated filmmakers Tommy Haines, John Richard and Andrew Sherburne and should charm countless others as well.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/4 66% Breathe (2017) Sadly, "Breathe" runs out of air long before the final credits.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 76% Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) A fan letter to a bro who, despite moments of ego and arrogance, followed his passion as far as it could take him.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1.5/4 84% Loving Vincent (2017) By adding hand drawing to every moment of the story, the team hoped to add an unusual dimension to the story. They did. It feels unforgivably gimmicky.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/4 93% Human Flow (2017) It is the most strikingly beautiful and vividly moving account of international borders and those fated to cross them that has ever been recorded.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
0/4 7% The Snowman (2017) It appears to be the world's first Dadaist studio release, an excruciating abstraction of a movie in which absolutely nothing happens. The ideal soundtrack would be a compendium of record scratches.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/4 34% 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 83% 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 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A powerful, unflinching, despairing, brutal and emotionally devastating film.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017