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 45365
Lowest review score: 0 RocknRolla
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 374
374 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Steve Buscemi supplies the only spark of intelligent life in this numbingly flat universe, despite the fancy gadgets, the high-speed chases, and a skyscraper collision reminiscent of the World Trade Center attacks.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The humor's vulgar and the plot feeble, but this is a cut above the gross-out comedies aimed at male teens, and its heroine and her gal pals keep the high jinks amiable.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Live-action stars take a backseat to CGI chipmunks in this uneven family comedy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Tyler Perry grounds this sequel to "Why Did I Get Married?" (2007) in his trademark blend of comedy, soap opera, and down-home southern sentiment, though he lets up a little on the moral proselytizing, which aids the digestion considerably.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A more honest film would have been a greater tribute to this brave and tenacious fighter.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The husband learns nothing, and his monstrous behavior makes the movie relentlessly downbeat. No one, including the viewer, achieves catharsis.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    How ironic that one form of beauty would be returned to battle-scarred Afghanistan by ugly Americans, but that's just what director Liz Mermin caught in her slim 2004 documentary for the BBC.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Producers Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg deploy an arsenal of noisy special effects to demonstrate the invaders' high-tech superiority, which makes Olyphant's inability to breach an Internet firewall look pretty silly.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This scathing study of middle-class angst plays like a cross between Buñuel and Almodovar, but the satire never achieves liftoff despite the actors' best efforts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Despite the exotic locale and the photogenic moppets, that's not enough for a satisfying movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Cinematographer Rodrigo Pietro grounds the ghostly encounters in grainy imagery, his unobtrusive handheld camera and deeply saturated colors best appreciated in a nightclub sequence that looks like something from Hieronymous Bosch.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Based on the novel by T.D. Jakes, this is a queasy mix of comedy, melodrama, and self-help spirituality; it's meant to be uplifting, but its profamily message is undercut by its virulently misogynistic treatment of the realtor and her mother (Jenifer Lewis), both too shrewish and controlling to be believed.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Not even 3D can save this third entry in the Fox animation franchise about a motley crew of prehistoric creatures.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This heist comedy has a hackneyed introduction, and its feel-good ending lacks credibility, but the big, funny chunk in the middle marks writer-director-producer David E. Talbert as a talent to watch.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) keeps the suspense tight for most of the movie, only to fritter it away in an overblown ending.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Early scenes of mayhem and destruction are marred by subpar special effects; those in the final reel are spectacular, but there's a long wait for them because the movie is so maddeningly, portentously slow.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Walks a fine line between the quotidian and the absurd, but falls short of a satisfying payoff.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The gods, led by Sean Bean, are mostly stiffs; thank heaven for Uma Thurman, raising hell as a stylishly leather-clad Medusa.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Steve Bendelack and writer-producer Simon McBurney aim for the comedy of Chaplin, Keaton, and Tati, relying heavily on sight gags and their star's pratfalls and facial contortions, but they vititate the comic payoffs by allowing scenes to run too long.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Clark Johnson (S.W.A.T.) has a flair for action, which compensates for the flattening effect of Gabriel Beristain's cinematography.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Samson Chan's color-saturated visuals add punch to the absorbing narrative, but overall this documentary plays like slickly packaged TV fare, right down to the plugs for Nike.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The travelogue sequences indicate how widely Middle Eastern cultures vary, but there are few revealing personal encounters in this well-intentioned but minor film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The European actors (especially Sartor) give commendably realistic performances, but the film suffers from an episodic script, which contributes to the sense of anticlimax when the battle finally arrives.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A major star in Mexico, Bichir is quietly affecting as the father, a humble striver who faces loss at every turn.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Cherie Nowlan steers the comedy to a feel-good ending.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Spencer Susser and cowriter David Michod (Animal Kingdom) generate fresh hells at a surreally rapid clip but cop out with an incongruously sentimental ending.
    • 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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