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 3.9 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 RocknRolla
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 373
373 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Dramatization is often a questionable tactic in documentaries, but by picturing Leopold (Elie Larson) on trial like Adolf Eichmann, Peter Bate adroitly compares the colonial genocide to the Holocaust.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The electrifying music helps camouflage the screenplay's hyperbole.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    In place of the sharply etched observational humor of the original, which featured a host of no-name actors in memorably quirky performances, we now get mostly raunch and some flaccid cameos from Smith cronies Ben Affleck and Jason Lee.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Andrea Gronvall
    The extraordinary subject and the filmmaker's near total access make for a singular documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    There's more than a nod to Sergio Leone in Kapadia's rugged wide-screen landscapes, minimal dialogue, and extreme close-ups, but there's scant humor to relieve the harshness, and though he has presence Khan is no Eastwood--or even a Mifune.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The best portion is an animated story-within-the-story, supervised by Ben Hibon, that recalls Lotte Reiniger's filigreed shadow puppets as it sets the stage for armageddon.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A major star in Mexico, Bichir is quietly affecting as the father, a humble striver who faces loss at every turn.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    A film that throbs with life while keenly noting its passing, this is an ode to the village that welcomed - and let thrive - the director's refugee parents.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas) and cinematographer Tom Richmond transform nocturnal New York into a soft-focus wonderland for their sweet but screwball courtship.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Watching these endangered species evolve new approaches to hunting and shelter is fascinating, but the movie is seriously marred by a cloying screenplay and such kid-pleasing touches as shots of walruses belching and farting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Thanks to a strong ensemble cast, it's poignant and funny.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The best, Shaking Tokyo, stars the versatile Teruyuki Kagawa.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    This dyspeptic 2003 coming-of-age story from Italy often seems on the verge of nervous collapse, veering from giddy adolescent romps to adult shenanigans and shrill political discord.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    As in many nature films, the ostensible subjects are less captivating than their scenic backdrops.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The singing dolphins opener is a giddy prelude to an imaginative romp that's helped along in the slow patches by mind-bending visuals.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This sequel improves on the 2005 original about four friends.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The jokes don't all work and the topical references can be irritably hipper-than-thou, but at least director and cowriter Will Gluck (Easy A) aims high: this is patterned on the Tracy and Hepburn comedies, albeit with a lot more skin.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    A lunatic cast energizes this comic fantasy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    A crime wave gives the heroine a mystery to solve and provides most of the comedy, but the film is stronger in its dramatic stretches.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This carefully observed film has lots of heart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Meticulously rendered CGI creatures--from Arthur Rackham-esque flower sprites to a troll that could have sprung from "Jurassic Park"--spike this dark adventure, shot marvelously by Caleb Deschanel.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This fusty sequel lacks the narrative complexity of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and squanders both its first-rate computer graphics and its sturdy international cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Ella Ramangwane gives a fine performance as the young Sandra.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Like some laid-back distant cousin of Tim Burton, writer-director Goran Dukic manages to balance the ghoulishness with whimsy and melancholy, at least for a while. But the strain is obvious in the story's last third, as the filmmaker struggles toward a resolution that fits the logic of the hero's netherworld.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    Stunning vistas of New Zealand's rolling countryside aren't enough to carry this lame 2006 horror spoof.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The European actors (especially Sartor) give commendably realistic performances, but the film suffers from an episodic script, which contributes to the sense of anticlimax when the battle finally arrives.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Drawn to these fumbling kids, Hurt gradually opens up about his one great, tragic love (Maria Bello), but any catharsis is circumvented by his floundering costars and their risibly cornpone dialogue.

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