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

Andrea Gronvall's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Lowest review score: 0 RocknRolla
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 373
373 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Screwball office comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Posh meets prole in this period drama elegantly directed by Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons, Prick Up Your Ears).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Humorous touches add warmth without being cloying, but Mullan carries the film with his intelligence and rugged intensity: images of his barrel-chested physique against the craggy shore resound on such an elemental level as to be almost spiritual.
    • 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
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Ella Ramangwane gives a fine performance as the young Sandra.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Thanks to a strong ensemble cast, it's poignant and funny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This amiable romantic comedy benefits from its stellar ensemble.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    There's a trove of movie lore in this absorbing documentary.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Unfortunately their story ends just as it becomes most provocative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This delightful computer animation is less twee than Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, with more action and a broader American sensibility.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Matt Dillon almost runs away with the movie as a preening, conniving NASCAR champ who may be dumber than a box of rocks but realizes there's something up with the VW.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Tongue-in-cheek dialogue, inventive slapstick and fight sequences, and luminous production design make this a treat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This sequel improves on the 2005 original about four friends.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    It is only in the sequence about Berg's popular costar Philip Loeb that Aviva Kempner's documentary resonates. Loeb, an ardent union activist who was blacklisted during the McCarthy hearings, comes across as more identifiably human than the workaholic Berg, for all her fictional character's warmth and her many admirers' tributes.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Henry H├╝bchen is dynamic as the title character.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The ability of faith to reintegrate a damaged personality is one theme here, although the film doesn't strive for psychological realism; in its heartfelt embrace of religion as ethical path, it owes more to the bygone Yiddish drama than to psychodrama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga, who studied filmmaking in Belgium, this is raw, sardonic, and formally complex.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Mixing horror and comedy while minimizing the gore, writer-director Paul Weitz (About a Boy) serves up a witty adventure fantasy with a tasty dollop of schadenfreude.

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