Andrea Gronvall

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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 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrea Gronvall's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Pina
Lowest review score: 0 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 373
373 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This handsome period drama is a big step up for director John Curran (We Don't Live Here Anymore), who shot in China with predominantly Chinese crews. Norton and Schreiber seem too American to be English colonials, but Watts navigates a challenging transformation (in a role first played by Greta Garbo in 1934.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Paul Giamatti plays himself in a dark indie comedy that's distinguished by a sci-fi theme and surrealistic touches but ends without a payoff.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Eva Mozes Kor, the lecturer and activist at the center of Forgiving Dr. Mengele, is most notable for her zeal in refusing to be a victim.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The behind-the-scenes access to professional kitchens, the intricacy of the desserts, the venerable traditions, and above all the camaraderie and respect the chefs extend each other reveal the craftsmen at their civilized best; think of this movie as the antidote to Gordon Ramsay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Depardieu, a great actor who in recent years has delivered several overblown performances, is here measured and naturalistic, a sympathetic match for Ardant's icy obsessive, and Beart is suitably mysterious as a spy in the house of love.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    Although their love is undeniably a blessing, I was disconcerted watching the elderly couple smile and chuckle today as they recall their daily letters and secret meetings in the midst of such wide-scale death.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    Michael Cera elevates deadpan to an art, starring as a slacker turned action hero in this wildly inventive comedy that's one of the most vivid and spirited adaptations of a comic book since Spider-Man--and one of the hippest since Ghost World.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Part celebrity dish, part business journalism, this illuminating 2008 documentary about the legendary Italian designer Valentino Garavani spans the tumultuous final two years of his decades-long reign as one of the most successful innovators in the fashion industry.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    In this heady documentary, TV footage of left-wing social critic Paul Goodman being interviewed by conservative host William F. Buckley Jr. in 1966 makes one realize how low public discourse in America has sunk since then: despite the men's political differences, their freewheeling discussion, touching on topics from education to pornography, is playful instead of rancorous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    Cringe-inducing when it's not cliched, this brassy, vulgar 2008 comedy from Australia mines mental disabilities for laughs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Engrossing and timely, this crackles with ideas about art, politics, religion, and the terrible costs of war.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    How ironic that one form of beauty would be returned to battle-scarred Afghanistan by ugly Americans, but that's just what director Liz Mermin caught in her slim 2004 documentary for the BBC.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Yojiro Takita uses the changing seasons to echo the characters' moods; the score by Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) has a suitably majestic sweep.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Lior is an irrepressible character as he works a room, doing exactly what a bar mitzvah boy should: challenging, instructing, and, in his own way, healing the world.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Techine glosses over the story’s most potent issue: France’s complicated relationship with its Jewish community.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Walks a fine line between the quotidian and the absurd, but falls short of a satisfying payoff.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The overlapping stories pulse with a tidal rhythm, the film's sensibility flowing between serious and wry, and there are memorable turns from Assi Dayan as the waitress's henpecked dad and Tzahi Grad as a cop with a nonchalant attitude toward babysitting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Unfortunately their story ends just as it becomes most provocative.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This nuanced coming-of-age drama by Cao Hamburger exudes warmth without getting mired in nostalgia.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Flawless comic timing and vivid imagination power this rollicking sequel to "Jumanji."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This elliptical, poetic movie is filled with yearning, humor, and warmth.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    North Face also deals with actual events, offering plenty of thrills and spectacular vistas.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Daniel Alfredson grounds the mystery in a real sense of place: his Stockholm looks and feels like a major city where corruption lurks behind attractive facades. The reporter character is better developed than in the first movie, but most of the supporting characters from the book have been shrunk to little more than walk-ons.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Films that address faith and love as eloquently as this moving 2008 documentary are rare.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Extraordinary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Except for one manipulative deathbed scene, Ken Kwapis directs with sensitivity, steering the multiple story lines toward a satisfying conclusion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    As a cautionary tale about the perils of nation building, this is both creepy and provocative, but director Rodrigo Cortés blows it in the last few minutes with a rushed ending that feels like a cheat after all the escalating tension.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A macabre comedy of manners with the sting of dry ice, this 2007 ensemble piece captures the social climate of America in the late 40s, when a new anxiety and restlessness began to undermine the postwar optimism.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    This uplifting documentary breaks no new ground stylistically, but the story it tells is urgent and compelling.

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