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
2/4 35% 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 90% 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 50% 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 94% 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 No Score Yet 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 91% 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
3.5/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) It's often raucously hilarious, neatly crafted, sometimes visually striking, packed with excellent performances and abrasively profane dialogue. Most significant of all, it's true.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 52% Flower (2018) Doesn't have a dull frame in it, thanks mainly to the star-making performance of Deutch ("Everybody Wants Some"), who dazzles the screen with her mix of humor, sensuality, volatility and vulnerability.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3.5/4 79% Unsane (2018) This is a relentless anxiety-drencher that is effective to a deeply disturbing degree. It's not just gripping. It's strangulating.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander gives us a girl power adventurer who is brave, brainy and beautiful.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) If John Hughes had gone on to make a smart LGBT coming-of-age charmer, most likely it would resemble this.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) This is no textbook mystery; it retains a realistic core that kept me committed to what becomes an increasingly cold case. The movie is also worth watching for the uniformly good performances.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Taut with anxiety, "7 Days in Entebbe" is a powerful example of how dramatizing a well-recorded chapter of history can still generate hard-hitting suspense.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
1/4 41% Gringo (2018) What an untidy mess we have before us in "Gringo."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/4 51% Submission (2018) At a time when modestly budgeted movies about human life beyond puberty are all but extinct, it shows us that here and there a heart remains beating.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/4 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Hirayanagi has a way of gradually getting inside her characters that slowly renders them comprehensively known, intimately exposed and surprisingly surprising.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/4 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) The film isn't just good. It's excellent, en route to a rabid cult following if not more.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
45% 90th Academy Awards (2018) Sunday's awards showed a growing appreciation for fresh new perspectives, honoring actors' work in outside the envelope oddities about weird, gory doings in Everytown USA.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
2.5/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) There are moments of campy excess that make it a semi-worthwhile guilty pleasure.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/4 81% The Party (2018) Potter whips her splendid cast through a sophisticated dinner soiree, knocking down one worldly character after another with exposures of their personal failings.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/4 74% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) This German political-courtroom-revenge thriller features powerhouse work by Diane Kruger in a flawed package.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Although the 21st-century issue of transphobia is the context of the story, it's one that anyone who has felt unwelcomed for any reason can watch with understanding and sympathy.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/4 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) A victim of the misogyny of her era and her own impulsive decisions, she emerges as a complex self-mythologizer who invented her own reality as skillfully as she rebuilt a toy music box when she was 5.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
1.5/4 17% Death Wish (2018) There are a hundred things wrong with "Death Wish," but the biggest is that the wrong man is starring in it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
0.5/4 36% Nostalgia (2018) From its scattered narrative to its morose musical score to its borderline criminal misuse of a talented cast, it is a clear front-runner for next winter's Worst Films of 2018 list.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 82% Game Night (2018) It's not the most sophisticated character-based comedy in town, but it is the silliest caper we've seen in a long while.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
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 71% 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 67% 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 90% 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 95% 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 56% 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 91% 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 85% 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 81% 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 31% 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