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

Andrea Gronvall's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Pina
Lowest review score: 0 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 373
373 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore steal from the best, gleefully cribbing from "A Christmas Carol" to fashion a screenplay with heart and sharp one-liners.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Eddie Murphy strikes the right balance between silliness and pathos in this screwball family comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    There's a trove of movie lore in this absorbing documentary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    A lunatic cast energizes this comic fantasy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    North Face also deals with actual events, offering plenty of thrills and spectacular vistas.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Endorsed by the Dalai Lama and narrated by his nephew Tenzin L. Choegyal, this delivers an impassioned plea to save Tibet's endangered culture but little new information.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This elliptical, poetic movie is filled with yearning, humor, and warmth.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Dazat coscripted, felicitously blending elements of documentary and travelogue much as he did in Himalaya. The resulting portrait sidesteps ethnography yet conveys the essence of a magnificent people.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Isabelle Huppert gets a respite from her usual ice queen roles with this shattering psychological drama about the danger of children staying too long in the nest.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Screwball office comedy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The suspicion and contempt the band encounters along the way symbolize the Kurds' historical sufferings, but the movie has many comic moments courtesy of the eager bus driver, who keeps putting his foot in his mouth. The nonprofessional cast is highly persuasive under the sure hand of director Bahman Ghobadi (A Time for Drunken Horses).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    In one slender documentary codirectors Shane King and Arne Johnson accomplish what Hollywood routinely bungles: incisively depicting the inner lives of complicated young females.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This 2006 drama is refreshing not only for its gentle comic touches but for director Wang Quanan's refusal to sentimentalize China's vanishing nomadic culture: life is harsh and no one's a saint, including his outspoken heroine.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    As in the original version, the fights are outweighed by existential angst and Buddhist introspection, but the sequence in which a blind swordsman (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) takes on an army of thieves is still gangbusters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Engrossing and timely, this crackles with ideas about art, politics, religion, and the terrible costs of war.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Thanks to a strong ensemble cast, it's poignant and funny.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    N’dour’s concert numbers and family visits are captivating, but Vasarhelyi is so uncritical toward the singer that she inadvertently makes him look as though he’s running for sainthood.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Ella Ramangwane gives a fine performance as the young Sandra.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Shani and Copti (who costars as a hipster druggie) elicit moving performances from their nonprofessional actors, who ground the somewhat breathless action in a streetwise realism.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Lurid and stylish, this 2008 Danish feature plays like a cross between "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and "High Noon," with a dash of Gothic thriller.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The period details are so exact they're occasionally distracting, the use of gospel music at the end is questionable, and director Randall Wallace (We Were Soldiers) shows a surer hand in the track sequences than the domestic scenes. Still, there's no denying this movie has heart.