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The Covenant (2006)



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

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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 covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years.

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Steven Strait
as Caleb Danvers
Sebastian Stan
as Chase Collins
Laura Ramsey
as Sarah Wenham
Taylor Kitsch
as Pogue Parry
Toby Hemingway
as Reid Garwin
Jessica Lucas
as Kate Tunney
Chace Crawford
as Tyler Sims
Wendy Crewson
as Evelyn Danvers
Kyle Schmid
as Aaron Abbot
Stephen McHattie
as James Danvers
Kenneth Welsh
as Provost Higgins
Robert Crooks
as Ryan Bael
Neil Napier
as Coach Hamm
Robert Burns
as Mr. Pennyworth
Larry Day
as Off. Reeve
Vito DeFilippo
as Mr. Hoffman
Frank Fontaine
as Gorman Twoberry
Rob Burns
as Mr. Pennyworth
Barbara Basia-Jasinski
as Nicky's Bar Waitress
Jonatan Deveau
as Semi-Driver
Steven Crowder
as Party Kid
Jonathan Deveau
as Semi-Driver
Dawn Ford
as School Nurse
Paul Hopkins
as Fireman
Basil McKenna
as Patrolman Endore
Jon McLaren
as Bordy Becklin
Charles Papasoff
as Security Guard
John Robinson (IX)
as Patrolman Byers
Sarah Smyth
as Kira Snider
Paul Stewart
as School Doctor
Jean-Loup Yale
as Nicky the Bartender
Richard Zeman
as Sergeant Sobel
Christian Baril
as Dead Teenage Boy
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Critic Reviews for The Covenant

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (26)

... this falls well short of the Buffy-level resonances at which [Harlin] was presumably aiming.

January 27, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

December 30, 2006 | Full Review…
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Director Renny Harlin helms like a bat out of hell, and obviously doesn't know a pentagram from a mammogram.

December 30, 2006 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Utterly stupid and full of lazy plotting and lazier dialogue, this is just idiotic enough to entertain on nights when you want to give your brain a rest.

December 30, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

Terribly acted, shamelessly unoriginal and executed with little redeeming sense of humour.

October 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

September 30, 2006 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Covenant

More aimed at younger teens as it's trying to get in on the Twilight supernatural scene.

Sophie Burgess
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

All of these stars are purely because of the attractive men and the actually alright story with some great thrills and action scenes.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


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 you. Watch this if you're Steven's fan dog products. But I'm not his fan so it was kinda waste of time for me.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

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