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

Andrea Gronvall's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 A Scanner Darkly
Lowest review score: 0 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 373
373 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Smarter than its predecessor, the movie aims for the "High School Musical" market.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The problem is that once they do connect, their passion isn't believable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Slick, violent thriller that could seriously dampen tourism to Venezuela.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies) uses the children and action sequences to good effect, but a lack of chemistry between Rhys Meyers and Mitchell makes the love story fizzle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Authentic locations and careful attention to detail help evoke several New York boroughs in all their gritty vitality, but the screenplay about a hunky street vendor turned underground fighter is sloppy and false.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Watching this thriller is like drinking milk that's about to turn: it looks OK but smells a little dodgy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    True to series form, plot is nearly indiscernible, but this fourth installment in the sci-fi/horror/action franchise created by writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson is the sleekest so far, thanks to 3D and star Milla Jovovich's body-hugging catsuit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Based on two of his previous shorts, this lurid vision is good for a few laughs-some intended, some not.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The violence is minimal, and the humor is inoffensive enough for tots, but everything is damned soft--from the fuzzy backgrounds to the enemy's diluted Germanness.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The script is overwritten and has too many themes--suicide, abuse, anti-Semitism--to support, but Nicholson does remarkable work in an unsympathetic role, helped by Lipsky's fine control of his characters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    How Posey's neurotic, self-destructive heroine finds her way to healing is the core of this generous film, whose moral is that happiness can't begin unless you're open to its possibility.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    My pleasure in seeing Chicago's underexposed Humboldt Park neighborhood on-screen was gradually overcome by this indie drama's cliched treatment of a dysfunctional family reunion.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    There's a discernible lack of enthusiasm from almost everyone involved, and Duff, who's gone from wholesome to haggard in two short years, is flat-out scary.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Jack Black is the title character in this thin adaptation of the Jonathan Swift classic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Improved CGI renders the animals' bodies in greater detail, but the laughs aren't as sharp.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Sometimes feels like one of those "disease of the week" TV movies from the 1970s.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This romantic drama by director Mike Newell preserves the odd playfulness of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's international best seller but sacrifices its eroticism and intricate nonlinear plotting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Watching these endangered species evolve new approaches to hunting and shelter is fascinating, but the movie is seriously marred by a cloying screenplay and such kid-pleasing touches as shots of walruses belching and farting.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The fallout decades later provides the drama in this documentary by Doug Pray (Hype!), who lets his eccentric octogenarian subject off a little too easy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Techine glosses over the story’s most potent issue: France’s complicated relationship with its Jewish community.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Karin Albou nicely balances intellect against spirituality but is defeated by the sex scenes, which are tinged with an Orientalist exoticism; the result is a bodice-ripper for the art-house crowd.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The production values are above par, but as in Carpenter's original, seeing ghosts is less scary than imagining them.

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