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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
2.5/4 81% 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 77% 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 85% 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 90% 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 73% 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 16% 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 78% 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 66% 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 82% Megan Leavey (2017) Remarkable, innovative, but not particularly good.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 86% 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 15% 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
89% 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 75% 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 73% 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 63% 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 90% 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 50% 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 93% 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 49% 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
3.5/4 No Score Yet Neither Wolf Nor Dog (2016) By the time the end credits arrive, the characters of this modest, crowdfunded feature are practically unforgettable.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3.5/4 85% The Lovers (2017) It's the kind of thinking person's relationship comedy that you don't exactly laugh at but admire for its brutal honesty.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
1/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Relentlessly incoherent, more a gaudy, tacky, British-themed pinball machine than a carefully coordinated movie.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/4 36% Snatched (2017) Loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it ... and loved it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3.5/4 89% A Dark Song (2017) Its descent into shock and impending doom is the sort of experience that will follow you home from the theater and nest in your nightmares.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 93% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) This straightforward and bracingly optimistic documentary explains the ways that shaping politics and wielding power can ease urban decline or inflate it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 69% The Wall (2017) "The Wall" is not the sort of movie that entertains. It's the type that scars.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 87% One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) (2017) It's a shaggy dog story of the best breed.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
1.5/4 51% The Dinner (2017) To make a movie this completely bad is almost an accomplishment.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 85% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) At first I wasn't receptive to Shaw's smudgy, wobbly visual clutter. Then I realized, "Oh, this is a thing."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 28% Voice from the Stone (2017) Playing a more-mature character than she has done before, Clarke gives a convincing performance as the sturdy but vulnerable heroine.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/4 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's hyperbolic nonsense wrapped in the colors of a neon rainbow, bouncing from one artfully wacky scenario to the next. Here it's sleekly futuristic, there it's older than mud. It's the galaxy's silliest thrill show.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) It offers the qualities of a finely nuanced, funny entertainment with serious moments that are biting without being cruel, poignant without seeming solemn.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/4 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) While it is shot in near-documentary form amid authentically grim locales, the movie is an exquisitely plotted, jarringly presented moral puzzle.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/4 50% The Promise (2017) George follows the classic playbook of sweeping, ambitious historical epics. With superb old-style craftsmanship, he has us watching portentous moments unfold from the perspective of individuals whose fate concerns us.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 67% Free Fire (2017) A cast well stocked with talented goofballs playing trigger-happy killers drives a baby-simple premise past the point of parody into a realm of pure, demented lunacy.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray is making the type of intelligent movies that no major studio will currently invest in. It's their artistic loss and our gain as Amazon and other streaming services step in to fill the gap.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 70% Gifted (2017) Sure, it's a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that's all you need as long as its heart is true.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017