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 Paprika
Lowest review score: 0 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 373
373 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Depp plays multiple versions of Sparrow, who now suffers from a split personality; his shtick is funny, but the players are all upstaged by the astonishing special effects, superior to those of earlier installments in creating a wondrous and menacing world.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Gotz Spielmann (Antares) avoids the clutter and manipulation of most thrillers, escalating tension almost solely through the characters' turbulent emotions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This first feature from Disney's new nature division has an encyclopedic reach and spectacular footage shot by more than two dozen crack cinematographers.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The project is lush and seductive as a whole, though some segments are especially vibrant.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Credit production designer Therese DePrez and set decorator Clive Thomasson for the marvelous setting, a charmed building with a life of its own.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The movie includes some tony philosophizing about the conflict between science and faith, but it's mostly a beat-the-clock chase through Rome (nicely evoked in Salvatore Totino's lush cinematography).
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Cross the cold war nostalgia of "Good Bye, Lenin!" with the larcenous high jinks of "The Producers" and you've got the gist of this zany Russian screwball comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The movie, to its credit, recognizes that the quest for spirituality sometimes leads to another pew.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Clever and unsettling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa switches gears from supernatural horror to poignant social satire.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    More tart than sweet, this contemporary fairy tale provides a worthy vehicle for the fearless Christina Ricci.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Flawless comic timing and vivid imagination power this rollicking sequel to "Jumanji."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Directed by Louie Psihoyos, this well-intentioned documentary exposes the harvesting of dolphins by Japanese fishermen, yet its theatrics suggest a cross between reality TV and "Mission: Impossible."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This features the usual slapstick, double entendres, and riffs on classic films, but what elevates it above a cheeky romp is the skilled CGI work, not only the wealth of tactile detail lavished on the parched townsfolk but also the painterly, sand-swept vistas they call home.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    A welcome return to the Disney tradition of 2-D animation, this lively musical spices up Hans Christian Andersen's "The Frog Prince" by transplanting it to New Orleans in the early 20th century.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This gritty melodrama is tempered by surreal black humor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    A lunatic cast energizes this comic fantasy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The long campaign waged by the Yokotas and other families demanding Japan's diplomatic intervention forms the core of this haunting BBC digital documentary.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Bell presides over this insightful, often droll survey like a sweeter, buffer version of Michael Moore, trolling gyms, universities, and Congress to grill assorted experts.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Steven Sawalich directed with invention and heart.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Eddie Murphy strikes the right balance between silliness and pathos in this screwball family comedy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This video sequel to the gay comedy "Eating Out" (2004) is funnier, lighter, and faster paced.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This meticulous restoration dazzles with crisp, formally rigorous black-and-white images and a complex sound mix, as its minimalist story of three families of manual laborers unfolds against a harsh, barren peninsula.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Reeves often displays moderate to little affect onscreen; here his reserve suits the story, as the experience of acting helps the reticent loser find himself. Vera Farmiga crackles as the feisty star of the play, while James Caan, as the hero's accomplice, proves a most charming rogue.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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