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The Covenant Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
September 10, 2006
... one hopes, perhaps naively, that there'd be some kind of message amid the special effects and nubile bodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 8, 2006
[Harlin] still can stage a decent super-natural battle royale. But he couldn't scare a mouse. Nor does The Covenant.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2006
With just a little more effort, The Covenant could have been a classic example of a movie so bad that it's actually good. Sadly, it doesn't even achieve that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 8, 2006
Moviegoers need to band together for a covenant -- stop buying tickets to Renny Harlin movies.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
[An] unbewitching brew of clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 8, 2006
... a diluted remix of Lost Boys.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald
October 13, 2006
Terribly acted, shamelessly unoriginal and executed with little redeeming sense of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 10, 2006
The Covenant has excellent special effects (spiders and specters, oh my!), but it is strikingly lacking in suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 10, 2006
"A truly lacklustre direct-to-video teen thriller filled with corny effects, chiseled jaw stares and a lot of hokum about Salem witchcraft"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
September 10, 2006
Whoops! A schlocky direct-to-video thriller accidentally got released into theaters!
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
September 8, 2006
Essentially, Covenant is about young, wet, 'CW' ready underwear models running around hurling 'magical' gelatin blobs at each other while they compete for screen time with their own abs.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
This forgettable supernatural-teen thriller is the kind of WB-style soap opera where the characters have names like Chase Collins and Reid Garwin.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Beth Accomando
October 28, 2006
I think the men were cast more for their abs than their acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 10, 2006
... if this mild teen thriller were a cigarette, it would be a Salem light.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
April 20, 2009
Director Renny Harlin ("The Long Kiss Goodnight") phones in this thoughtless teen horror flick from screenwriter J.S. Cardone ("The Forsaken").
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
September 10, 2006
All that's truly scary about The Covenant are the words that appear before the title: 'A Renny Harlin Film.'
Read More | Original Score: D
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
September 10, 2006
This sophomoric supernatural stinker couldn't put a convincing spell on a disabled frog. The Covenant has all the intriguing mysticism of a bent magic wand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 10, 2007
It's a horror film for the MTV generation, a horror film for the audience of "Laguna Beach"...
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
September 9, 2006
The latest from a generation of filmmakers whose influence stems primarily from WB sitcom aesthetics and PlayStation videogame storylines, The Covenant falls into theaters like a fashion magazine adapted to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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