63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Harlin, with his customary visual brio, has created a film that is deliriously watchable. It's just not all that interesting. In the end, The Covenant is simply a glossier version of TV's "Charmed."
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40

Empire

Utterly stupid and full of lazy plotting and lazier dialogue, this is just idiotic enough to entertain on nights when you want to give your brain a rest.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Covenant is dopey, formulaic stuff for the Friday night fright crowd. Worse for them, it's never remotely scary.
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38

New York Post

When the villain is revealed, you are neither surprised nor scared. You just think, "That guy?"
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Profoundly mediocre supernatural thriller.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
For the most part, the proceedings are slow, solemn and tedious.
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30

L.A. Weekly

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, and occasionally he cuts loose with a swarm of CGI spiders or a final battle that resembles nothing more than a live action game of "Street Fighter II." But he's hamstrung by the PG-13 rating and the budget.
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25

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It fails utterly as a horror picture, although it delivers plenty of PG-13-rated flesh and unintentional laughs.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

Cobbled-together teenybopper tripe.
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11

Austin Chronicle

Surely nothing Hollywood did in its darkest, most debauched hour could possibly justify the penance we're paying that allows Harlin to continue directing movies.
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19 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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