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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
This movie is a fun ride with pretty cool special effects and a believable yet fun story line. The actors and crew really bring the story to life. The special featurette really goes behind the scenes to show you how they pulled it off.
Published on Oct. 20 2010 by Samoht

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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable ... but a bad ending
The Covenant was an interesting movie to watch because of the storyline, but the ending was unclear as to what would happen. If you are looking for a horror movie, then this is not the one for you. The Covenant is full of suspense, which leaves you wondering what the characters will do or show you next. More characters' lives should have been focused on, instead of just...
Published on Nov. 15 2008 by Sam


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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable ... but a bad ending, Nov. 15 2008
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Sam (British Columbia) - See all my reviews
The Covenant was an interesting movie to watch because of the storyline, but the ending was unclear as to what would happen. If you are looking for a horror movie, then this is not the one for you. The Covenant is full of suspense, which leaves you wondering what the characters will do or show you next. More characters' lives should have been focused on, instead of just Caleb Danvers's.

In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, there were five families of powerful witches that commit to a covenant of silence to protect themselves from witch hunters. However, one of the families broke their pact and were banished from the lands. The power and the covenant are transmitted through descendants; the eldest son receives the powers, and gains greater power when they become eighteen. The use of the greater powers is addicting and ages the warlock.

There are four warlocks in school: Tyler Simms, Reid Garwin, Caleb Danvers, and Pogue Parry. Caleb Danvers is about to turn eighteen, thus will ascend. Darklings are appearing; there is someone with cruel intentions around.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!, Oct. 20 2010
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This movie is a fun ride with pretty cool special effects and a believable yet fun story line. The actors and crew really bring the story to life. The special featurette really goes behind the scenes to show you how they pulled it off.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars well done ghost story with some great action sequences, Aug. 5 2007
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falcon "disdressed12" (canada) - See all my reviews
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i enjoyed this movie quite a bit.i really liked the style of it.there's a sort of Gothic feel to things.and i thought there were some cool visual effects.it's a fast paced movie,and it's just over 90 minutes,but they pack a lot into it.i like the fact that they didn't use big name actors.this is more of an ensemble piece,and big name actors would have taken the focus away from the story and onto themselves.not on purpose,but that is what generally happens.the actors are all good.there all pretty natural in their performances.i really like the fact that each character had very different and distinct personalities.i guess you could call this movie kind of a ghost story with action.either way,i thought it was well done.i recommend it
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Harry P{otter can kiss my...., Feb. 22 2007
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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Just consider it a male version of "The Craft" -- "The Covenant" is basically a flimsy witchcraft story dressed up with lots of male eye candy. The candy is nice for the eyes, but it would have been nice to have a little meat for the brain as well.

Ipswich has four (used to be five) witch families, and the eldest son inherits a dangerous bunch of magic in his early teens, before coming into his full power at eighteen (do I smell another magic/sexual maturity analogy here?). They mainly use these powers as... well, the way you'd expect any teen boys to. But then the body of a student is found in a car, and the sons of Ipswich are suspected.

And Caleb Danvers (Steven Strait) starts to figure out that something weird is happening -- ghosts, magical peeping-toms, and a mysterious student who just transferred there. Not only must Caleb stop the magical attacks -- but keep his own burgeoning powers under control too, as he confronts the secret enemy.

"The Covenant" is pure fluff from start to finish, and at times it feels like it isn't aspiring to be much more -- the plot is quite basic and rather suspenseless, since the bad guy practically has a "REALLY SINISTER AND CREEPY" sign around his neck -- and a five-year-old could guess who he is just by the backstory.

In a way, it feels bad to kick such an unpretentiously popcorn movie, but it could have been way better -- instead, it's loaded with with cliches galore. There are a few cool scenes, such as a car flying apart and reconstructing -- quite nice, visually speaking.

But the rest of the time, it's just predictable and rather cheesy -- dialogue is extremely teen-movie ("You ready to say "uncle"?" "I'm ready for you to go to hell!"), and the climax is like a magic-powerball-throwing fight from a bad children's anime.

The actors are there basically for the looks, and they form a pretty typical circle -- good boy, shy boy, bad boy, and mischief-maker. Not great acting, but most of them won't make you openly cringe. And of course, they toss in some teen-movie starlets, who don't really register, as the token girlfriends.

"The Covenant" is pure popcorn, with a load of cliches -- might be fun for a watch after two A.M., when nothing else is on. During daylight, there are countless better things on.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it...!, April 30 2007
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D. Landry (Ottawa) - See all my reviews
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This is not a movie that will be liked by everyone, as a matter of fact, most people that I talked to didn't really like it. But I did, and would not hesitate to watch it again. Maybe I like the dark side of it, maybe I like it because it deals with magic or maybe I was just in the mood for this type of movie. But for whatever reason, it wasn't as crappy as most people would tend to think.

I would have given it a 4 stars, but the 5 stars stays just so that the rating moves up a little.
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