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 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 374
374 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Zwick, intent on correcting the perception of Jews as passive victims, lets the action set pieces overwhelm the more intimate scenes, several of which are already diminished by stilted dialogue.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Improved CGI renders the animals' bodies in greater detail, but the laughs aren't as sharp.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Pierre Morel's diving, spiraling camera keeps pace with Yuen Wo-ping's rapid-fire fight choreography, all smartly directed by Louis Leterrier.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Cinematographer Rodrigo Pietro grounds the ghostly encounters in grainy imagery, his unobtrusive handheld camera and deeply saturated colors best appreciated in a nightclub sequence that looks like something from Hieronymous Bosch.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Rob Brown (Stop-Loss) gives a graceful, understated performance as Ernie Davis.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Another miscalculation by sophomore director Michael Mayer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Thanks to Gina Prince-Blythewood's treacly screenplay and plodding direction, the movie quickly congeals into a mess of sentimental cliches.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) directs a sparking screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (Stage Beauty) and Kimberly Simi; it starts as a frothy boudoir comedy but evolves into a masquerade by turns sweetly meditative and sharply satirical.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The melodrama form allows Tornatore to examine such current issues as human trafficking and black-market babies within a yarn that, for all its sentiment, is never less than gripping.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Q. Allan Brocka (Eating Out) keeps the tone downbeat for too long, but one can't fault his ambition in tackling the elusive connections between love, sex, and money.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The film would have been more satisfying if director Jan Kounen (Darshan: The Embrace) had shown more of the ferment of the times.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The movie gathers steam as these little terrors up the ante with each new gross-out recipe. Former child star Hallie Kate Eisenberg, blooming into a beautifully poised young woman, grounds the film as Benward's loyal supporter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A tired, generic crime story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A more honest film would have been a greater tribute to this brave and tenacious fighter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Light-bodied comedy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Children won't get the references to atomic-age monster movies, but the film offers more than nostalgia: there are slyly funny performances by Seth Rogen as an omnivorous blue blob and Stephen Colbert as the U.S. president, who faces down, and then flees, an alien invasion.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Steve Bendelack and writer-producer Simon McBurney aim for the comedy of Chaplin, Keaton, and Tati, relying heavily on sight gags and their star's pratfalls and facial contortions, but they vititate the comic payoffs by allowing scenes to run too long.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    There's a trove of movie lore in this absorbing documentary.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The screenplay is sharp and insightful, the period details ring true, and Martin is appealing as a dreamer conflicted about his homosexuality. But once the action shifts from the town to the festival, any momentum gets lost in a psychedelic haze.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Scenes of pageantry and mass prayer show that thousands respond to her charisma, but Kounen gives little insight why; aside from Amma's belief that creator and creation are one, her religious tenets remain a mystery.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This thin premise can't sustain a feature, and the racial and gay jokes are jarring, but the child actors are cute, especially Andrew.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Eddie Murphy strikes the right balance between silliness and pathos in this screwball family comedy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This lacks the heft of "The Insider" (1999) or the snap of "Erin Brockovich" (2000), but it's a thoughtful entry in the growing subgenre of whistle-blower dramas.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Though a bunch of the jokes are milked too thin, there are some absurdly goofy sight gags--like a hacky sack game enlisting a family pet--and a lineup of fun, silly cameos by guests from Chris Rock to Mariah Carey.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    The exotic plant and animal life is enhanced by the 3D process--which makes the two-dimensional screenplay all the more disappointing. With its weighty dialogue the movie becomes depressing well before the final violent showdown.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Fresh Manhattan locations prove as photogenic as the leads, and the supporting actors--especially Tina Benko as a glacial, impeccably dressed amazon--don't miss a beat of Maggenti's snappy dialogue.

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