Andrea Gronvall

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For 374 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrea Gronvall's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 45365
Lowest review score: 0 RocknRolla
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 374
374 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    It's Joan Cusack as her doting single mom who holds the film together--her sensitive turn as a flawed feminist hints at what she could do with a meatier role.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The script by sitcom veteran Gary David Goldberg has weaknesses--it soft-pedals bitterness, and the ending is annoyingly pat. On balance, though, this is a funny and smartly paced love story.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Benjamin Bratt lacks the dynamism one would expect of the commanding officer of a U.S. Rangers rescue unit; James Franco, however, is solid in the less flashy role of the mission's mastermind, and as the POW leader Joseph Fiennes manages to be heroic while prettily languishing from malaria.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Rob Hardy opts for family-friendly drama but tones down the conflicts so much that none of the story lines can rival the music.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The international Asian stars gamely tackle their English-language roles, aided by superior costumes, makeup, and set design. But despite all the hothouse intrigue, the film lacks passion.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Bartlett and Mevoli give appealing performances, and Bell adds to the authenticity by peppering their radical clique with real-life activists.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Kevin Reynolds strikes a good balance between action and romance in this version of the medieval legend, but his leading man is upstaged by the supporting cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    George is suitably adorable, wreaking the kind of havoc that gives tykes a guilty thrill. Yet the movie concludes with the specious moral that reading is inferior to experiencing life firsthand.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The altitude, extreme cold, quicksand, and crushing poverty are potent dramatic elements, but of course there's no mention of China's complicity in the area's economic ills; instead writer-director Lu Chuan frames the story as a showdown between the head ranger and the leader of the poachers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    There's little originality in the joy rides, first kisses, and clashes with bullies, yet this 2005 debut feature by writer-director Michael Kang captures the small triumphs of a boy becoming a man.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The tone is bleak and the comic-book violence relentless, but the wirework and Yuta Morokaji's stunt choreography are impressive, culminating in a breathless showdown between the title character (Aya Ueto) and 200 foes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    With its chase scenes, shoot-outs, explosions, and special effects, this looks more like Jerry Bruckheimer product than a traditional Disney feature. But there are also some light-hearted moments, the best occurring at a UFO convention where the aliens seem more normal than the earthlings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Max Farberbock (Aimee & Jaguar) mainly avoids graphic depictions of sexual assault, but that only increases the tension in this austere, claustrophobic drama.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Hovers just this side of "Ghost Whisperer" kitsch but remains compulsively watchable thanks to its smart ensemble cast
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    With her large, expressive eyes, abundant warmth, and radiant energy, Faour commands our sympathy, even through some weak dialogue and even weaker plot points.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Jon Chu (Step Up 2 the Streets) ably exploits the 3D format, constantly moving the action forward and upward. The color and music also pop, as do scene stealers Martin and Facundo Lombard, Argentine twins whose comedic talents nearly match their dizzying footwork.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Horror fans may be disappointed by this handsome exorcism drama, which aspires to the serious religious feeling of William Friedkin's "The Exorcist" but delivers little of its shock or gore.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The parallel between the dolphin and the disabled tourists who flock to see it borders on treacle, but Gamble's rapport with his finned costar is so touching that the movie works anyway.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Steve Buscemi supplies the only spark of intelligent life in this numbingly flat universe, despite the fancy gadgets, the high-speed chases, and a skyscraper collision reminiscent of the World Trade Center attacks.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Slick, violent thriller that could seriously dampen tourism to Venezuela.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The violence is minimal, and the humor is inoffensive enough for tots, but everything is damned soft--from the fuzzy backgrounds to the enemy's diluted Germanness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The original movie's lean production complemented its pell-mell fights and car chases; here, third-rate CG effects make the strained action sequences look even more improbable.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The production values are above par, but as in Carpenter's original, seeing ghosts is less scary than imagining them.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Kurt Russell and Kris Kristofferson, both graceful and naturalistic actors, are the best things going in this formulaic drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Samson Chan's color-saturated visuals add punch to the absorbing narrative, but overall this documentary plays like slickly packaged TV fare, right down to the plugs for Nike.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Watching this thriller is like drinking milk that's about to turn: it looks OK but smells a little dodgy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Chris Klein steals the film as a rival ex-nerd, now the most gorgeous guy in town, while director Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions) cribs from the Farrelly brothers and the Three Stooges.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A more honest film would have been a greater tribute to this brave and tenacious fighter.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    There's a discernible lack of enthusiasm from almost everyone involved, and Duff, who's gone from wholesome to haggard in two short years, is flat-out scary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Karin Albou nicely balances intellect against spirituality but is defeated by the sex scenes, which are tinged with an Orientalist exoticism; the result is a bodice-ripper for the art-house crowd.

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