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 2.7 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    The movie is notable for its perceptive take on issues facing immigrants, and atmospherically photographed by Robbie Ryan (Red Road), but its flat, static quality belies the novel's richness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Light-bodied comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Thanks to Gina Prince-Blythewood's treacly screenplay and plodding direction, the movie quickly congeals into a mess of sentimental cliches.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Characters occasionally address the camera, which helps disentangle the competing story lines of madness, adultery, and betrayal.
    • 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
    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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    In this uneven Disney comedy Adam Sandler tones down his arrested-development persona, trading crass humor for warm fuzzies.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The end, a drawn-out death scene, is manipulative and, contrary to the movie's feel-good marketing, likely to upset youngsters.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Zwick, intent on correcting the perception of Jews as passive victims, lets the action set pieces overwhelm the more intimate scenes, several of which are already diminished by stilted dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Of some interest for promoting rapprochement between India and China, this is still awfully silly.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The best, Shaking Tokyo, stars the versatile Teruyuki Kagawa.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Jayce Bartok--who plays Stanford's irresponsible musician brother--wrote the screenplay, whose central story of doomed young love gets lost amid the overplotting.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This quirky indie romance is beguiling at first but later succumbs to artifice.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This is a smart departure for Chan, who's been wasting his talent in mediocre comedies; the other actors don't fare as well. The plot takes forever to get rolling, and the movie is hamstrung by numerous tourism sequences.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Drawn to these fumbling kids, Hurt gradually opens up about his one great, tragic love (Maria Bello), but any catharsis is circumvented by his floundering costars and their risibly cornpone dialogue.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The families' hopes for a tasteful, upscale wedding are sabotaged by warring egos and low-rent, walking-stereotype relatives.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A more honest film would have been a greater tribute to this brave and tenacious fighter.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The humor loses momentum as the cleric shuns her advances, and the action grows frenetic following the arrival of his twin brother, a macho general.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This is well staged and photographed, with stirring aerial images and balletic pans and dolly shots, but the story is muddled by the arrival of a free-spirited girl and her musician pals, 60s-style longhairs battling a government conspiracy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The problem is that once they do connect, their passion isn't believable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Moodysson’s meticulous attention to surfaces allows him to draw a stark contrast between the Americans’ affluence and the Asians’ poverty, but his final observation--that somehow the rich will muddle through--is hardly a bold statement.

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