The Covenant 2023
Title: The Covenant
Release year: 2023

During the war in Afghanistan, a local interpreter risks his own life to carry an injured sergeant across miles of grueling terrain.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)
Very good25%

Literally two great movies for the price of one.

Rated 5 out of 5

When Guy Ritchie out-Guy Ritchie’s a Guy Ritchie film and finally again gives us the great filmmaking that made Guy Ritchie a great filmmaker. I can actually forgive Ritchie now for his Operation Fortune nonsense.

The first hour of this film alone was a great war-action film. It could’ve ended at that hour and I would’ve been fully satisfied, impressed and entertained. Then we get the bonus last hour of a separate recon and rescue mission mostly undertaken by one soldier, another epic film on its own.

Combine both stories, and you get a flawless film from every aspect, and one that is timely and hits home with a reality check on a bond, a pledge and a commitment. From the stellar directing to the perfect screenwriting, excellent cinematography, spot-on score, and stellar casting with outstanding performances by everyone especially Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim. The running time and pacing were perfect – I actually wanted more. The two hours were pure adrenaline as the remarkable and highly emotional journey unfolded. This film had everything and more, and even some surprising laugh out loud moments: I like what you did with your hair.

Alas, Guy Ritchie just out-Guy Ritchied, a Guy Ritchie film. Sheer brilliance from every angle. An epic must see film, and a perfect 10/10 from me. This one will be in my all-time greatest films collection for sure. It has a hook in me. One that you cannot see. But it is there.


A Thrilling, Intense, and Emotionally Compelling Experience with Standout Performances and Phenomenal Action

Rated 5 out of 5

Guy Ritchie’s “The Covenant” is hands-down one of the best films of 2023, offering a true-to-life story that captures the grit and intensity one wants from war films, with all the elements audiences have come to expect, and then some. This movie has everything, from nail-biting action scenes to heart-wrenching moments of emotional resonance, and the acting from everyone involved is simply impeccable – don’t even get me started with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Oscar-worthy performance. If you’re a fan of war films or just appreciate good storytelling, “The Covenant” is a movie that you won’t want to miss; with its masterful blend of action, drama, and emotional impact, this film delivers everything that audiences crave in a war flick, leaving viewers completely satisfied.

After delivering his first masterpiece of the year with “Operation Fortune,” Guy Ritchie has once again hit it out of the park with “The Covenant.” This film is truly a work of art from start to finish. From the captivating storyline to the expertly crafted tension, to the masterful filmmaking, this movie is a 10 out of 10, and I can say without a doubt that it will leave you in absolute awe. So, what works? Everything.

“The Covenant” is full of impressive elements, but the performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim are by far the standout. Each actor brings a level of intensity and believability to the screen that is simply unparalleled, and Gyllenhaal’s monologue to his wife in particular is a powerful moment that will leave you stunned by his acting prowess; whether you’re a fan of Gyllenhaal or just appreciate great acting, his performance here is undeniably one to witness. The movie itself is worth the price of admission just to see Gyllenhaal’s performance, and it’s clear that he is a man who knows how to completely embody a character. However, if you’re here to see a war film, you’re most likely looking for action, and this movie delivers.

One of the most impressive aspects of “The Covenant” is its breathtaking action sequences, which were largely bloodless and yet incredibly intense, suspenseful, and brutal. The fight scenes, which lasted an extended period of time, kept me on the edge of my seat, and I left the theater feeling a rush of adrenaline from the sheer intensity of the action. Guy Ritchie’s incredible directing style comes through in each fight scene, making them visually stunning and incredibly engaging. From the visceral knife fights to the intense shootouts, there’s never a dull moment in “The Covenant’s” action sequences, and the excitement only builds as the movie progresses. Whether you’re a veteran action fan or looking for something new and exciting, “The Covenant” offers an unparalleled experience that will leave you breathless, especially when coupled with the soundtrack that literally had my heart beating out of my chest.

In conclusion, “The Covenant” is simply excellent from start to finish. The story, the acting, the directing, the music, and the action – everything is top-notch, combining to create a gripping, intense, and emotionally compelling experience that is sure to leave an impression on viewers. From the first scene to the last, “The Covenant” keeps you on the edge of your seat, leaving you feeling completely satisfied and wanting more. Do yourself a favor and catch “The Covenant” as soon as possible – you won’t be disappointed.


Film as gripping as the bond these two share

Rated 5 out of 5

This movie demonstrates a covenant…. Or to Jake Gyllenhaal’s character… a commitment. This movie is a great representation of love in war situations and paying your debts and responsibilities to others. Guy Ritchie does an amazing job of portraying a brotherhood in war between two different races on the same team.

This relationship did not start off very strong, but they soon became brothers through each other’s major sacrifices. This is something that occurs all the time in war times and that is what Guy Ritchie wanted to demonstrate in this film.

Amazing film and flawless for the concept. Absolutely recommend!


A bond. A pledge. A commitment.

Rated 4 out of 5

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant is a great movie with an interesting story on an important subject matter. It has some intense action scenes and many moments of suspense. The music is fantastic, elevating every scene. That’s now three movies where I’ve noticed a great musical score by composer Christopher Benstead, along with Wrath of Man and Operation Fortune.

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a great performance as usual. The surprise stand out is Dar Salim, who did a great job of getting me invested in his character and wellbeing. I wish Antony Starr (The Boys, Banshee) had a bigger role, but it was cool to see him have scenes with a star of Gyllenhaal’s caliber. He’s such a great actor and I continue to wait for him to get major movie roles.

I’m impressed with the subject matter covered here. It’s so sad and needs to be addressed. It’s not the first time the American government has broken promises or shirked responsibilities resulting in catastrophic outcomes for the people who put their trust in them. Some people will immediately call you unpatriotic for even bringing this up. But wrong is wrong, regardless of who does it.

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Director: Guy Ritchie
Actor: Abbas Fasaei,Abdullah Noori-Nooristani Sunara,Ahmad Zaki Watandost,Alexander Ludwig,Ali Nazarian,Altamasch Noor,Antony Starr,Ash Goldeh,Babrak Akbari,Bobby Schofield,Christian Ochoa Lavernia,Cyrus Khodaveisi,Damon Zolfaghari,Dar Salim,Emily Beecham,Fahim Fazli,Fariba Sheikhan,Gary Anthony Stennette,Hadi Khanjanpour,Jake Gyllenhaal,James Nelson-Joyce,Jason Wong,Javid Hakim,Javier Ramos,Jonathan Hunt,Jonny Lee Miller,Kawa Mawlayee,Kieran Fort,Marcel Zadé,Marcus Glimne,Matthew Hawksley,Mo Ahmadi,Paeman Arianfar,Paula Leiva,Reza Diako,Rhys Yates,Saboor Sahak,Savannah Fort,Sean Sagar,Sergio Martí,Shoaib Lodin,Sina Parvaneh,Swen Temmel,Timothy Siddall,Walid Shahalami