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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 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 82% 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 39% 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
100% 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 58% 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 79% The Square (2017) I do not understand it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/4 81% 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 77% 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 95% 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 29% 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 65% 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 26% 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 80% 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 8% 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 32% 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 86% 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
3/4 98% Lucky (2017) Stanton gives this warmhearted semi-self-portrait a sense of no-nonsense realism. It's the best send-off he could have hoped for.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/4 42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Elba and Winslet are magnetic screen presences, irresistible to watch individually and even better together. Watching them here, I found myself pulling for their endurance.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4 84% The King's Choice (2017) A handsome widescreen history lesson, "The King's Choice" digs deep into the inexhaustible subject of World War II from a fresh perspective.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
1.5/4 19% Woodshock (2017) I'm not sure what the Mulleavys were aiming at, but they missed the target.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It's 44 years later, but much of it is as relevant as ever.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/4 87% American Made (2017) It's a morbidly fascinating comedy, an insinuating mock documentary, and a twisted take on the American dream, audaciously masquerading as a high-caliber thriller. It's one of the most enjoyable movies of the year.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) It's up to historians to assess how accurate this funny, charming film is to the details of Queen Victoria's last years, but its use of poetic license is impeccable.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/4 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) In this ultraviolent farce many innocent people suffer, especially in the audience.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) This challenging, fascinating role is [Stiller's] best performance to date.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 96% Stronger (2017) This story honors the significance of the event, and its human repercussions, without melodramatic stagecraft.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 86% Blood Stripe (2017) It implies everything with subtlety and restraint and lectures about nothing.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 68% mother! (2017) While it carries echoes of work by provocateurs including David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Lars von Trier and Luis Buñuel, there's nothing like it in terms of overall style and imagery. This is a film completely on its own.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 34% American Assassin (2017) The film is an entertaining introduction to Rapp, whose final scene implies that he has a lot more retaliation to inflict. He could become a brand-name mainstay of the American superspy market for decades to come.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) If a blood-gushing horror film were to mate with a whacking good screwball farce, this would be the gripping, R-rated result.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/4 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) Provided you're a fan of subdued dry wit, bittersweet views of males in middle age and wicked celebrity impressions, it's a perceptive trip you'll want to take.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/4 34% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The story proceeds ever so tastefully but nowhere notably interesting.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/4 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) It gives audiences four major car chase sequences and 100 vehicles reduced to scrap metal, by my count. What it gives no one is a reason it should exist.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) If there is something wrong with "Logan Lucky," I simply can't find it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 99% Whose Streets? (2017) The filmmakers captured the siege from the perspective of the people who lived through it, some calling for a calm, measured response, others committed to direct action and civil disobedience. Many risk their lives to block a highway.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
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 85% 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 87% 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 50% The Glass Castle (2017) An honest-but-flawed misfire of a movie ...‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 69% 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 80% 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