The Covenant
The Covenant (2006)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 8, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 2, 2007
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Covenant plays out like a teen soap opera, full of pretty faces, wooden acting, laughable dialogue, and little suspense.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Flying scenes, frat-boy face-offs and pyrotechnic punch-ups are punctuated by excruciating expository dialogue.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

There is not a scary scene in the whole movie.

Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

[An] unbewitching brew of clichés.

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Amelie Gillette
AV Club

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.

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Luke Y. Thompson
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...but he's hamstrung

Cole Smithey

Director Renny Harlin ("The Long Kiss Goodnight") phones in this thoughtless teen horror flick from screenwriter J.S. Cardone ("The Forsaken").

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Justin Chang

[A] muddled and most unmagical offering.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

This is cobbled-together teenybopper tripe about feuding male witches with nothing to offer but classic bad dialogue.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

This forgettable supernatural-teen thriller is the kind of WB-style soap opera where the characters have names like Chase Collins and Reid Garwin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Sophie Burgess
More aimed at younger teens as it's trying to get in on the Twilight supernatural scene.
Wildaly M
Stylish but the story needs lots of work and the actors need some acting classes. All they do is look pretty. :P
Bethany Murphy
All of these stars are purely because of the attractive men and the actually alright story with some great thrills and action scenes.
Conner Rainwater
Kind've like a teenage version of Highlander, I loved it. Sure, it's a little corny but it doesn't stop you from enjoying the plot and… More
Dead Angel
There was nothing special about it. Can be boring (most of the time) but got some cool action flicks. The ending was way too corny. Such a lame fight I tell… More
Richard C
drags a lot in parts but when the action is happening its awesome but overall there isnt anything special about this movie. C+