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 The Interrupters
Lowest review score: 0 RocknRolla
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 374
374 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Magic vies with technology in this exuberant adventure comedy, which unfolds achronologically in a series of zany, effects-laden vignettes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Steven Sawalich directed with invention and heart.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Many of the charms of Kate DiCamillo's best-selling children's book are lost in this British animation by Dreamworks alumni Sam Fell (Flushed Away) and Rob Stevenhagen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    AnnaSophia Robb (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is too subdued as the teenage heroine; one might expect more affect from a young woman fighting to overcome disability and return to competitive surfing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Forget about a stake through the heart: sheriff Josh Hartnett discovers that decapitation is the best way to stop the bloodsuckers, who suggest feral, steroid-crazed gymnasts as they scale buildings and leap onto moving vehicles.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 0 Andrea Gronvall
    Frenetic and self-conscious to the point of tedium.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The beguiling creature design--from minotaur to dragon, sea serpent to one-footed dwarf--and 3D effects heighten the illusion of a storybook coming alive, while the rousing sea adventure drives home Lewis's Christian ethos better than either of the previous entries.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Mike Barker elicits a marvelously agile performance from Hunt, who's well matched by Tom Wilkinson as her new admirer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Terra-cotta gnomes, the sort that decorate people's lawns, are the characters of this bizarre feature animation, which lampoons the British obsession with gardening and upholds a long tradition of cartoons pitched to tots and stoners.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This is well staged and photographed, with stirring aerial images and balletic pans and dolly shots, but the story is muddled by the arrival of a free-spirited girl and her musician pals, 60s-style longhairs battling a government conspiracy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The lighting, production design, and character modeling are excellent, and director David Bowers (Flushed Away) references "Frankenstein," "Wall-E," "Transformers," and even Abraham and Isaac. But the TV series, primitive though it was, had a sweet innocence and joyfulness that made it more fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The end, a drawn-out death scene, is manipulative and, contrary to the movie's feel-good marketing, likely to upset youngsters.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Clever and unsettling.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Sitting on the shelf since 2008, when it was muscled out of the marketplace by "Cadillac Records," Sony's glossy, star-studded movie about Leonard. But it's clearly the better movie, earthier, wittier, and more intimate in its treatment of America's racial divide in the 1950s.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    Likable as she is, Latifah can't overcome a tortured mistaken-identity plot, buffoonery on the ski slopes, and enough saccharine dialogue to induce shock.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    Equally as offensive as the movie's smorgasbord of smut and violence is the lingering whiff of colonial-era orientalism, a Western predilection for regarding Eastern cultures as innately idle, lascivious, and irrational, and thus ripe for intervention.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Features a credible and sympathetic performance from Robert Pattinson as an orphaned veterinary student who joins a traveling circus. Yet the film otherwise suffers from a lack of showmanship.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Moodysson’s meticulous attention to surfaces allows him to draw a stark contrast between the Americans’ affluence and the Asians’ poverty, but his final observation--that somehow the rich will muddle through--is hardly a bold statement.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The end result is "Mission: Impossible" meets "Speed": high-tech gizmos, exotic European locales, and hair-raising stunts, many performed by Statham himself, who, when he's not shirtless, looks spiffy in Dior.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Julianne Moore proves game for anything in this pitch-black true-crime reconstruction.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    A bright, funny family movie that gets everything right, from story to production design to cast (both human and canine).
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    Queen Latifah's warmth has boosted middling movies like "Beauty Shop" and "Last Holiday," but she and costar Common can't strike enough sparks to ignite this weak romantic comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    There's also some gallows humor about the record and newspaper industries, but overall this is a light, genial comedy about denial and self-defense.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    The darker aspects of tribalism come under scrutiny here as nonconformists (unmarried men, women alone) are shown being marginalized.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    This movie is too pedestrian for camp, and too scattershot for an action comedy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    Cowriters Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen (Gladiator) saddle Neeson with indigestible dialogue and preposterous situations.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Perry benefits from the fire, heft, velocity, and lyricism of the language, but he also updates the material and makes it work onscreen, eliciting powerhouse performances from an ensemble of actresses.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    How can a romantic drama tailor-made for Julia Roberts from Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir about self-actualization--shot against alluring locales in Italy, India, and Bali, and directed by the acclaimed Ryan Murphy (TV's Nip/Tuck and Glee)--go so ass-numbingly wrong?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Nothing much is original in this soggy tale of two German women whose friendship persists despite adversity and their own bad choices.

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