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The Covenant

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The Covenant

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
95 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/08/06
performer:
Sebastian Stan, Steven Strait, Taylor Kitsch, Laura Ramsey
director:
Renny Harlin
distributor:
Screen Gems Inc.
author:
J.S. Cardone
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a D-

A few Saturdays ago, I re-watched Cliffhanger. Now, that’s a movie. Why is its director, Renny Harlin, once a dependable big-action guru, making sub-schlock like The Covenant? This is cobbled-together teenybopper tripe about feuding male witches — apparently they can’t even be granted the manlier dignity of being called ”warlocks” — with nothing to offer but classic bad dialogue. The Bad Male Witch taunts the Good Male Witch by asking, ”How ’bout I make you my wee-yotch?” Seriously, Renny Harlin: What are you doing?

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