The Covenant


The Covenant

Critics Consensus

The Covenant plays out like a teen soap opera, full of pretty faces, wooden acting, laughable dialogue, and little suspense.



Total Count: 73


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In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family, lusting for more, was banished; its bloodline disappearing without a trace--until now. This thriller tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich, four young students at the elite Spencer Academy who are bound by their sacred ancestry. As descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600s, the boys have all been born with special powers. When the body of a dead student is discovered after a party, secrets begin to unravel which threaten to break the covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years.


Steven Strait
as Caleb Danvers
Sebastian Stan
as Chase Collins
Laura Ramsey
as Sarah Wenham
Taylor Kitsch
as Pogue Parry
Toby Hemingway
as Reid Garwin
Jessica Lucas
as Kate Tunney
Chace Crawford
as Tyler Sims
Wendy Crewson
as Evelyn Danvers
Kyle Schmid
as Aaron Abbot
Stephen McHattie
as James Danvers
Kenneth Welsh
as Provost Higgins
Robert Crooks
as Ryan Bael
Neil Napier
as Coach Hamm
Robert Burns
as Mr. Pennyworth
Larry Day
as Off. Reeve
Vito DeFilippo
as Mr. Hoffman
Frank Fontaine
as Gorman Twoberry
Rob Burns
as Mr. Pennyworth
Jonatan Deveau
as Semi-Driver
Barbara Basia-Jasinski
as Nicky's Bar Waitress
Steven Crowder
as Party Kid
Jonathan Deveau
as Semi-Driver
Dawn Ford
as School Nurse
Paul Hopkins
as Fireman
Basil McKenna
as Patrolman Endore
Jon McLaren
as Bordy Becklin
Charles Papasoff
as Security Guard
John Robinson (IX)
as Patrolman Byers
Sarah Smyth
as Kira Snider
Paul Stewart
as School Doctor
Jean-Loup Yale
as Nicky the Bartender
Richard Zeman
as Sergeant Sobel
Christian Baril
as Dead Teenage Boy
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  • Apr 02, 2015
    Trying blatantly to cash in on the cult success of The Craft, The Covenant first has an all male leading class instead of women, and there's one other defining difference: Unlike The Crat, it's crap.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2013
    Is this a joke? The Covenant is basically a super downgraded version of the Craft. The lines are terrible, the worst screenplay in the history possibly.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2012
    More aimed at younger teens as it's trying to get in on the Twilight supernatural scene.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2011
    I always like witchcraft, so....
    Mesh B Super Reviewer

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