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 89% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It feels both timeless and old-fashioned, genial and soft, safe and intensely enjoyable.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2.5/4 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The film feels like a beach read that drags on too long but can't be quickly paged through to the end.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2.5/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Nowhere along the way does it invest enough storytelling energy to effectively take root.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 88% First Man (2018) Like space flight, filmmaking is created to take people beyond what they already know to see what they don't. With stunning realism and detail, the astronaut blockbuster "First Man" does just that.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 78% 22 July (2018) An absolute must-see.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/4 31% Venom (2018) Aims to be a brash, breezy and breathlessly paced new origin story, but largely misses those targets.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Scene by scene, it's difficult to predict whether the proceedings will crackle with violence, swerve into farce, or both.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 89% A Star Is Born (2018) The duo share an excellent, realistic dynamic. Neither delivers actorish moments angling for awards and prestige.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/4 86% Colette (2018) Visually delightful, deliciously funny and delectably bawdy, "Colette" earns Keira Knightley official status as queen of the period film.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 28% Night School (2018) While "Night School" is not likely to join anybody's list of favorite comedies ever, it's probably going to sell an awful lot of popcorn.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
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 82% 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 87% 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 65% 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 53% 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 86% 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 75% 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 25% 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 92% 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 45% 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 82% 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 45% 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 72% 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 99% 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 94% 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 91% 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 70% 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