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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
1.5/4 69% Pilgrimage (2017) Those with limited interest in chain-mail sheaths and theology should prepare to be as bored as I was.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 83% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) It is a film that is heavily didactic, with extended passages of dialogue that resemble ideological communiqués. It is also stunningly well acted and painfully powerful to view.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Bedeviled (2017) Viewers, especially those with unease about evil clowns or especially unsettling endings, will find it a very shivery, very giddy 90-minute thrill ride.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 86% Wind River (2017) Sheridan forms solid drama from the battle between community law and the feral law of the frontier. Piling bodies everywhere as it approaches its climax, "Wind River" is a new chapter in that endless battle.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/4 49% The Glass Castle (2017) An honest-but-flawed misfire of a movie ...‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The earlier films were never this deliciously twisted. Buckle up your belt or this moan-inducing, female-centric supernatural thriller will scare your pants off.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/4 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) Despite its lofty aim and a cast including Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes and Mark Hamill, sugary-sweet "Brigsby Bear" feels as if it was made by and for well-meaning lightweights.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 84% Detroit (2017) The film is imperfect, but for anyone who still harbors delusions about systemic racism and police-community relations, "Detroit" is an important and effective wake-up call.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/4 77% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore doesn't traffic in alarmist tones but cautionary warnings and possible fixes. He lays out his case like a kindly teacher who has been teaching this particular class in monotone for a long time.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1.5/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) None of the characters click, nothing feels innovative or interesting, and the story is in no way compelling.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/4 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) It's wonderful when movies surprise us, toppling our expectations with a refreshing blast of creativity. Which is how the insanely violent romp "Atomic Blonde" struck me.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3.5/4 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) It is to die for.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) I recommend it without reservation.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The newest star system in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is packed with surprises, excitement and quick-witted laughs.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3.5/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) It's a serious love letter to real life.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/4 79% The Beguiled (2017) Modest in scale yet rousing in Southern Gothic psychodrama, Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled" creates levels of excitement that bigger, longer, louder blockbusters can't match.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/4 87% Maudie (2017) While it's far from timeless drama, this wistful character study of a lonely woman and a lonely man who find each other in coastal Nova Scotia has a winning, twee charm.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) It's an action musical. It's a crime tragicomedy. It's awesome.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
2.5/4 78% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) The stakes are high, with world war on the horizon, but events in this story don't build to anything really big.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 78% The Hero (2017) Elliott does some of his finest work in one of the best movies in his career, a drama that feels like a biography.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 82% Letters From Baghdad (2017) This lively production, scored to the rhythms of throbbing table drums, serving up her sharp, sly criticism of the misogynistic attitudes of her male counterparts, reaches too far, presenting her as a sort of proto-Wonder Woman. But not very much too far.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 92% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) It's a well researched, solidly constructed, star-studded look into a film community that has been vital since the days of silent pictures. Highly recommended.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
1/4 75% Wakefield (2017) Cranston cranks his performance up to 11, enamored of his own work and incapable of hitting the brakes. And yet he never brings his character's conflicting motives to life.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3.5/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The kind of dramatic structure James Cameron used in his masterful Terminator films is an unknown language to Bay. But he knows how to rev, whir, snap and destroy like an ace.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/4 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Through White's script and Arteta's smooth direction, most characters get a hard drubbing and a fair hearing.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) The film functions less as a great thriller than as a good pitch to shift vacation travelers away from ocean trips toward ski holidays.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/4 22% The Book of Henry (2017) A movie I found irresistible precisely because it is so confounding.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/4 48% Rough Night (2017) There's not much here that's breakthrough material, but despite enough clichés to fill a recycling facility, it's enjoyably entertaining.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) Viewing it is like watching 132 laps at a NASCAR speedway. It's not the sort of additional chapter you would call "eagerly awaited."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
1/4 83% Megan Leavey (2017) Remarkable, innovative, but not particularly good.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) This is a journey designed to leave you saturated with rawboned terror and despair. It wants us to consider our values in this world and contemplate what might follow. In that harsh mission, it is powerfully effective.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1.5/4 16% The Mummy (2017) At one point in "The Mummy," Tom Cruise is threatened with doom by a ghoul who warns him, "There are some fates worse than death." Starring in a film like this is one of them.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/4 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) This is a simple story about a hot topic. It's wonderfully told, full of deep compassion, scalding rage and surprising humor. It's not to be missed.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
94% Sami Blood (2017) Psychologically deep and emotionally vivid, it's a complex trip through personal and national history.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Handsomely mounted, beautifully cast and tautly directed, "My Cousin Rachel" gives us a piece of British cultural history in the form of a chilling period mystery.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Dyrholm gives the kind of wrenching performance that would have inspired Ingmar Bergman to adopt her as his muse.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/4 100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) This heartbreaking yet inspiring film is the best and worst of humanity all in one story.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/4 64% Dean (2017) A winning, winsome indie about love and loss.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/4 48% Churchill (2017) Anglophiles and history-loving filmgoers will adore "Churchill," an extremely well made film that is the best example of British heroic portraiture since "The King's Speech."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) With one talented woman in front of the camera and another behind, the film blazes an amusing proto-feminist path.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
1.5/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Padding out its muddled 129 minutes with the sluggish pace of a funeral barge, it marks the ignominious low of a once great series. It lacks yo-ho-ho.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/4 19% Baywatch (2017) "Baywatch" is no day on the beach.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/4 62% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) This movie should be of great interest to Cubaphiles, music fans, cultural historians and anyone with eyes, ears and a pulse.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/4 89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Some of the more obtuse and mystifying elements of his work stem from direct memories filtered through his hallucinatory imagination.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
1.5/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) The film carries us along on a journey with people you would never want to have in your carpool.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/4 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Nixon delivers a masterful performance, giving us a heroine who can't cease digging herself into ever deeper holes. She's never out of step with the film's graceful pace and narrative development.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2.5/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) A stylish, oddly bookish monster movie told in the form of a macabre theological revenge story.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 79% Chuck (2017) "Chuck" will never have the same glory as "Rocky," but it's a worthy little contender.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2.5/4 46% Everything, Everything (2017) It's designed for viewers who aren't quite ready for the complexities of Teen Vogue, but as a light, silly time-waster, it's right on the mark.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 81% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) You don't need to love chefs, or even fine food, to be impressed.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017