The Covenant
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In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family, lusting for more, was banished; its bloodline disappearing without a trace--until now. This thriller tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich, four young students at the elite Spencer Academy who are bound by their sacred ancestry. As descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600s, the boys have all been born with special powers. When the body of a dead student is discovered after a party, secrets begin to unravel which threaten to break the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Flying scenes, frat-boy face-offs and pyrotechnic punch-ups are punctuated by excruciating expository dialogue."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"There is not a scary scene in the whole movie."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"[An] unbewitching brew of clichés."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"It's a horror film for the MTV generation, a horror film for the audience of "Laguna Beach"..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The Covenant looks less like a movie and more like an extended boy band video -- and with about the same amount of depth."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"There are worse things for a horror-thriller about supernatural high-schoolers to not be. Like not scary. Or not thrilling. Or not as entertaining as an episode of Charmed."
‑ Amelie Gillette, AV Club
"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"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, L.A. Weekly
"Director Renny Harlin ("The Long Kiss Goodnight") phones in this thoughtless teen horror flick from screenwriter J.S. Cardone ("The Forsaken")."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"... this falls well short of the Buffy-level resonances at which [Harlin] was presumably aiming."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"A patently silly supernatural teen drama, in which a bunch of Young Hollywood types flex their abs and aim their perfectly-calibrated glances at each other."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"[A] muddled and most unmagical offering."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"This is cobbled-together teenybopper tripe about feuding male witches with nothing to offer but classic bad dialogue."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"This forgettable supernatural-teen thriller is the kind of WB-style soap opera where the characters have names like Chase Collins and Reid Garwin."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"...yet another brainless, utterly disposable thriller geared exclusively towards teenagers..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Daft but nonetheless enjoyable supernatural thriller, featuring some hilariously bad dialogue, impressive special effects and some genuinely creepy scenes."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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