For 373 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrea Gronvall's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Pina
Lowest review score: 0 RocknRolla
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 373
373 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    The movie's first half is largely free of dialogue, playing like silent comedy, while the second act offers a breathtaking tour of the cosmos.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    he Diving Bell and the Butterfly fuses experimental techniques with a highly accessible and sometimes humorous narrative; it’s deeply personal yet universal in its humanism.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Animation may be the ideal medium for replicating dreams, and in this unsettling feature by Ari Folman it also proves well suited to autobiography.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Andrea Gronvall
    Koreeda was inspired by his guilt over having neglected his own parents, and the story is remarkable for the quiet, seemingly casual way he depicts the fallout of bitterness and grief.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrea Gronvall
    Up
    Writer-directors Pete Docter and Bob Peterson present hilarious insights into bird brains and canine psychology and treat thornier human emotions deftly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    Directors Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV, brothers and native sons of Sidney, find poetry in images of the mundane.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Andrea Gronvall
    Cinematographer Eduardo Serra underscores the sense of dread with a rich charcoal palette, and the outstanding CGI and 3D effects make the otherworldly threats more corporeal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Bar-Lev ponders myth in both senses of the word-as a web of lies, but also as a psychological construct that gives life purpose. An atheist and critical thinker, Pat Tillman had no use for either.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Compared to "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Kiki's Delivery Service," this is one of the anime master's weaker efforts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    When the interrupters do succeed, the results can be riveting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Disappointment, inhuman work schedules, sluggish exports, and the crush of a two-day rail journey ratchet up the familial tensions, which finally explode over a holiday dinner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    Samuel Maoz drew from his own war experiences to write and direct this searing drama, which ranks alongside "Platoon" and "No Man's Land" as an antiwar statement and recalls the claustrophobic despair of "Das Boot."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Characters occasionally address the camera, which helps disentangle the competing story lines of madness, adultery, and betrayal.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Gotz Spielmann (Antares) avoids the clutter and manipulation of most thrillers, escalating tension almost solely through the characters' turbulent emotions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Trained in Sanford Meisner's acting techniques, the director wrests surprisingly emotional disclosures from his subjects.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrea Gronvall
    Provost and cowriter Marc Abdelnour explore the mutable boundaries between spirituality, naivete, genius, and madness, showing how the two outsiders and polar opposites cultivated a mutual understanding.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This gritty melodrama is tempered by surreal black humor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Directed by Louie Psihoyos, this well-intentioned documentary exposes the harvesting of dolphins by Japanese fishermen, yet its theatrics suggest a cross between reality TV and "Mission: Impossible."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Sexual politics, family dynamics, the debate over heredity versus environment, and the dubious ethics of scientific research on animals are rigorously explored in this ambitious, bittersweet work.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    The movie he (Wenders) went on to make with her Tanztheater Wuppertal is more than an elegy; his meticulous use of 3D endows the performances with a corporeality and intimacy hitherto unseen in a dance film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Shani and Copti (who costars as a hipster druggie) elicit moving performances from their nonprofessional actors, who ground the somewhat breathless action in a streetwise realism.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    By the end theyve acquired a measure of self-knowledge at a cost dearer than they expected, which reminds us that what we think we know can be just the beginning of an existential journey.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The fulcrum of this deeply humanist work is an extended two-shot of the strike's leader, Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender), as he converses with a priest (Liam Cunningham); the virtuosic sequence encapsulates the whole sorry history of a horrific civil war.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Under the harsh lights of the meticulously re-created, claustrophobic bunker, that scrutiny is relentless.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Inspired by anthropologist Donald Thomson's early-20th-century photographs, this collaboration between a Western filmmaker and the native people of Ramingining is an impressive achievement of ethnographic cinema.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Juan José Campanella weaves together two love stories--between the victim and her husband, and the investigator and his former boss (Soledad Villamil)--and creates some masterful set pieces; his breathless chase through a packed soccer stadium is a marvel of choreography and top-notch CGI.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    The intersections between sleep and waking, memory, cinema, and the Internet lead to a spectacular battle of titans who spring from the mind's darkest recesses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    In the films of Swedish director Jan Troell (The Emigrants, The New Land), ordinary lives assume epic dimensions, and this drama, based on the experiences of his wife's protofeminist grandmother, doesn't sugarcoat the hardships of the early 1900s.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Bell presides over this insightful, often droll survey like a sweeter, buffer version of Michael Moore, trolling gyms, universities, and Congress to grill assorted experts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    It's an edifying art history lesson, but it lacks the showmanship of, for example, Peter Greenaway's "Nightwatching."