Guy Ritchie's The Covenant

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, 83% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A satisfying, well-acted war thriller with surprising dramatic depths, Guy Ritchie's The Covenant tells a solid story with impressive restraint.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    Gyllenhaal is good as the intense American sergeant...
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    Catherine BrayEmpire Magazine
    [Gyllenhaal 's] energy is perfect for the relatively sober-minded The Covenant — and allows space for Dar Salim to shine, in a more substantial lead than the majority of his Hollywood roles have afforded him so far.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Though the movie is fictional, the uncertain fate of thousands of real Afghan interpreters after the hurried 2021 US withdrawal gives it genuine heft.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This feels like a breath of fresh air [for Guy Ritchie]. He is really reinvigorated by paring it down.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    The perfect two person story.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    This gripping look at war gets under your skin.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...a stirring action picture that grows more and more absorbing as it unfolds...
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    Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality & Practice
    A riveting war story that reveals the bonds that build between soldiers and interpreters
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    Brett McCrackenThe Gospel Coalition
    In telling a specific story of wartime camaraderie, the film offers good fodder for discussions of grace, guilt, and the gospel.
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    Rick BentleyKGET-TV (Bakersfield, CA)
    It is a tight drama that looks at the war in Afghanistan in 2018 and its aftermath that works on multiple levels and is so finely written that it flows from beginning to end.
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