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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 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 18% Baywatch (2017) "Baywatch" is no day on the beach.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/4 64% 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 91% 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 70% 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 80% 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 44% 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 83% 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 83% 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 90% 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 94% 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 67% 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 88% 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 50% 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 84% 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 38% 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 82% 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 95% 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 66% 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 87% 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 72% 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
3/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) "The Fate of the Furious" offers plenty of bang for your buck. Nothing but bang, as a matter of fact.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2/4 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Attempting to be complex and morally serious while presenting shallow characters in a familiar artificial universe, "Ghost in the Shell" is as mopey as its haunted central character.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/4 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The saga's second coming will hit your head like a beer stein dropped from a pub mezzanine.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/4 67% Life (2017) A movie in which half of what happens is unexplained, and what questions are answered don't make much sense.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/4 69% Contemporary Color (2017) It's more than impressive gymnastics and good music. It's proof that different people from different worlds can collaborate and find common ground.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) As much a study of solitude, intimacy and otherworldly longings as it is a contemporary ghost story, the film is both genuinely scary and psychologically serious.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1/4 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Some reboots should be booted back where they came from.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/4 90% Raw (2017) This smart, funny and extremely dark shocker gives writer/director Julia Ducournau a debut showcasing her prodigious creative instincts and perverse sense of humor.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 43% Song to Song (2017) It's a haunting, doleful meditation on sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the type of movie that can deeply move you and leave you wondering why.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/4 48% Wilson (2017) As an agreeable neurotic, Harrelson once again demonstrates why he can play psychos and serial killers in a sympathetic way that makes us feel we're in buddy-buddy good company.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) A visually sumptuous, highly watchable extravaganza.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/4 37% The Last Word (2017) The film is lucky to have Shirley MacLaine return to her first starring role in years. Unfortunately, both she and we in the audience are out of luck.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's chaos and elemental fury, served with clarity, craft, a lot of depth and the added bonus of rambunctious fun.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) "Land of Mine" maintains a resonant level of anxiety throughout. It's exhausting by design.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 98% Kedi (2017) At 80 minutes, Torun's film feels a bit overlong, but it is as soft and warm as a kitten.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Entertaining as they are, Marvel movies aren't expected to be this mature, this dark or this human. This is a bold, coherent story inspired by a comic book, not slavishly based on it.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 73% Catfight (2017) If Woody Allen began adding "Raging Bull" episodes to his slices of upper-class urban absurdity, it would play like this.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1.5/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) It makes no bones about attempting to turn a story of cross-cultural romance and international politics into a solid crowd-pleaser. But it doesn't strike that irresistible spark.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) Brace yourself; this is upscale, darkly polished work. Peele takes the fright film beyond a clinical exercise in spookery and into strikingly original territory.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/4 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It is by any measure a great film, a quiet, yet overwhelmingly intense production that forces us to recalibrate our notion of what suspenseful cinema can mean and do.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017