The death of a student at an elite Massachusetts academy threatens to shatter a pact that has protected four families with eldritch powers since the 17th century.
" ... a supernatural teen drama that wouldn't be so bad if you didn't have to pay good money to see it. "
" ... as chilling as a steam shower. "
" ... Covenant is devoid of any real scares. "
" ... if this mild teen thriller were a cigarette, it would be a Salem light. "
" ... profoundly mediocre ... "
" [A] muddled and most unmagical offering. "
" [An] eardrum-punishing, uninspired composite of X-Men and the Harry Potter series ... "
" [Harlin] still can stage a decent super-natural battle royale. But he couldn't scare a mouse. Nor does The Covenant. "
" All that's truly scary about The Covenant are the words that appear before the title: 'A Renny Harlin Film.' "
" Anyone with half a brain is not this movie's target audience. "
" Flying scenes, frat-boy face-offs and pyrotechnic punch-ups are punctuated by excruciating expository dialogue. "
" It's super lame. "
" Movies like this are why we have eyelids. "
" No one has bothered to develop a coherent story or remotely likable characters to sustain the CGI effects, ear-splitting music, and hyperactive editing. "
" The Covenant has excellent special effects (spiders and specters, oh my!), but it is strikingly lacking in suspense. "
" The Covenant is a terrible movie, a bucket of water on the teen-witch genre. "
" The Covenant is just a copycat. "
" 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 "
" There is not a scary scene in the whole movie. "
" This is cobbled-together teenybopper tripe about feuding male witches with nothing to offer but classic bad dialogue. "
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