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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 96% 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 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 69% 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 78% 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 68% 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 91% 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 46% 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 35% 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 88% 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 97% 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
3.5/4 27% Fist Fight (2017) This is a case of a film with a threadbare premise handling its actors and material with such assurance that it performs like a cockeyed jewel.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) With a slack script, cardboard acting and a sense of pandering to international movie markets, it feels dated and cheap.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/4 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The movie supplies readers of the James books with most of what they want, and too little BDSM to exasperate viewers of legal age.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Using a pile of little plastic figures to represent franchise superheroes is a preposterous idea to start with, so why not double down and make it extra ridiculous?‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Kids and families are all but guaranteed to return home from the theater profoundly touched.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1.5/4 25% The Comedian (2017) Burdened with a choppy, poorly conceived script, "The Comedian" is impossible to enjoy on any level whatsoever.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
1.5/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Rather than setting up jokes, scoring points and swiftly moving on, Ade keeps her shots rolling past the natural beats, hindering what at its core is a road trip comedy - one that is thinly staged, shot and edited.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) Poetry shows us how just a few words can be full of meaning. "Paterson," a tone poem of a film, goes about its business the same way, with simple gestures that contain a lot and work on many levels.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) The film's greatest strength is its specific set of characters. While no big events or personal crises happen, no one seems two-dimensional or thin.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 84% The Founder (2017) In a way, it celebrates the achievements of a small-time peddler turned empire builder. Watch it differently and it's akin to "The Social Network."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2.5/4 86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Cox is a flawless pro even in a role that many peers would consider a phone-it-in paycheck part.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/4 83% Julieta (2016) While visually attractive and emotionally rich, the movie is also a rambling walk to an open-ended finale that fizzles out.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) Trimmed down from a 400-page novel by Dennis Lehane, the film has a swarm of interesting denizens and plot ingredients. But it doesn't assemble them into an especially coherent package.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 81% Patriots Day (2017) Packed with verisimilitude and visceral punch, "Patriots Day" is a harrowing film, and one not to be missed.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 85% Silence (2017) It works on more than one level, taking you on a far greater emotional journey and leaving you with more food for thought than any genre film in memory.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) "A Monster Calls" is an involving, surprisingly mature tale of pre-adolescent loss, passing innocence and hard-won coming of age.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) "Hidden Figures" tells a singular story in textbook fashion, creating a conventional, feel-good, part-fictional history lesson that would fit in any high school.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 79% Evolution (2016) Hadihalilovic's eerily controlled creep-out conveys a hybrid impression of unease, a sensory siren call in harmony with Kafkaesque nightmare states.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.5/4 93% Fences (2016) Regardless of whether its controlled style and emotionally rich cast introduce this scalding drama of family discord to new audiences or revive it for longtime followers, it's tightrope-taut theater.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/4 89% Jackie (2016) This is a movie about power, and its spectacle is that of a woman almost losing all of it. Larrain portrays all of this with the appropriate degree of horror and sorrow.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 90% Elle (2016) "Elle" is a mysterious puzzle, not mainly about whodunit plot points, but the far more titillating question of who people truly are and what they're capable of.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/4 73% Sing (2016) Remarkably ordinary in concept and execution, "Sing" is the sort of syrupy animated musical that will appeal to few viewers other than young talent-show fans and their doting parents.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
1/4 13% Collateral Beauty (2016) A fluffy story of tragedy and friendship and hugging and important life lessons that would have felt more at home on a TV show back lot.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/4 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) This theological farce turns biblical tables and upsets expectations with results as yummy as Belgian waffles.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016