The Covenant (2006)

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

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, sexual content, partial nudity and language)
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

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
Larry Day
as Off. Reeve
Robert Burns
as Mr. Pennyworth
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
Travis Martin
as Student
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
John Robinson
as Patrolman Byers
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Critic Reviews for The Covenant

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (21)

Flying scenes, frat-boy face-offs and pyrotechnic punch-ups are punctuated by excruciating expository dialogue.

Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

[A] muddled and most unmagical offering.

Full Review… | September 29, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

There are worse things for a horror-thriller about supernatural high-schoolers to not be. Like not scary. Or not thrilling. Or not as entertaining as an episode of Charmed.

Full Review… | September 29, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

There is not a scary scene in the whole movie.

September 15, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The idiocy and sheer laziness of the whole concept ought to be the sort of thing director Renny Harlin (Deep Blue Sea) could make into glorious cinematic cheese...but he's hamstrung

September 15, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

This is cobbled-together teenybopper tripe about feuding male witches with nothing to offer but classic bad dialogue.

Full Review… | September 13, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Covenant

More aimed at younger teens as it's trying to get in on the Twilight supernatural scene.

Sophie Burgess
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

All of these stars are purely because of the attractive men and the actually alright story with some great thrills and action scenes.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

½

There was nothing special about it. Can be boring (most of the time) but got some cool action flicks. The ending was way too corny. Such a lame fight I tell you. Watch this if you're Steven's fan dog products. But I'm not his fan so it was kinda waste of time for me.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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