The Covenant (2006) A few Saturdays ago, I re-watched Cliffhanger . Now, that's a movie. Why is its director, Renny Harlin, once a dependable big-action guru, making sub-schlock… 2006-09-08 PG-13 PT95M Mystery and Thriller Sebastian Stan Steven Strait Taylor Kitsch Laura Ramsey Screen Gems Inc.
Movie Review

The Covenant (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
WARLOCK HELL The heartthrob he-witches of The Covenant won't bring you under their spell
WARLOCK HELL The heartthrob he-witches of The Covenant won't bring you under their spell
EW's GRADE
D-

Details Release Date: Sep 08, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Length: 95 Minutes; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Sebastian Stan and Steven Strait; Distributor: Screen Gems Inc.

A few Saturdays ago, I re-watched Cliffhanger. Now, that's a movie. Why is its director, Renny Harlin, once a dependable big-action guru, making sub-schlock like The Covenant? This is cobbled-together teenybopper tripe about feuding male witches — apparently they can't even be granted the manlier dignity of being called ''warlocks'' — with nothing to offer but classic bad dialogue. The Bad Male Witch taunts the Good Male Witch by asking, ''How 'bout I make you my wee-yotch?'' Seriously, Renny Harlin: What are you doing?

Originally posted Sep 13, 2006 Published in issue #898 Sep 22, 2006 Order article reprints