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Torgo's avatar


This had a really nice first half.
It also had another half.
9 months 1 week ago
Siskoid's avatar


I suppose the reason everyone's noting that The Covenant has to be GUY RITCHIE'S The Covenant is because it doesn't particularly feel like a Guy Ritchie, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It shows he can stretch (or restrain) himself as a director, and all stories can't be told like they're Snatch. And this is a good one. Jake Gyllenhall leads a unit in Afghanistan, trying to find weapons caches, while Dar Salim is the maverick interpreter who's hard to control, but on whose area knowledge is crucial. Well-choreographed, grounded action, with a memorable score and cool dialog supports what becomes a love letter to the post of interpreter, and dramatizes the debt that should be paid to those who put their lives on the line to oppose the Taliban who are once again masters of that country. The two principals are terrific and carry the picture without the help of Ritchie's usual bag of tricks. So good on him for acknowledging he didn't need them, and so produced a solid war picture that didn't need to replay some "true story" (which is often how these things are sold).
11 months ago
Angellike's avatar


You sort of know what you are going to get. Sort of. Still had me invested throughout.
1 year ago
Earring72's avatar


Earnest war drama. Great first half, second half is lacking but still good watch with 2 strong leads.
4 months 2 weeks ago
CodeV's avatar


It's not a classical war movie, more like a cat-and-mouse type of survival, and You are not the cat. Thumbs up production in a good way and this actually comes from UK / Spain. Liked both Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim. Nice to meet Bjorn Ironside from the Vikings too.
A debt is a debt.
1 year ago
palefire's avatar


First half is great. The Arabic lead puts in a good innings and Gyllenhall is compelling. However, the second half is terrible, like Room terrible. Cardboard acting. Nonsensical plot. Screen writing to the effect of spoiler
6 months 2 weeks ago
Filmbuff77's avatar


The best film of 2023 so far. Very good
1 year ago
Stickboy's avatar


The first 20 minutes feel like a bad Guy Ritchie movie. I strapped myself in for 2 hours of crap. But, instead, it surprised me and became a pretty good little movie. The middle section is Guy Ritchie's best work in years.
11 months ago
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