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 5.4 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
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    By the end theyve acquired a measure of self-knowledge at a cost dearer than they expected, which reminds us that what we think we know can be just the beginning of an existential journey.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    This movie is too pedestrian for camp, and too scattershot for an action comedy.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    Thankyoubutnomoreplease.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    Loosely adapted from Alex Flinn's young-adult novel, this "Beauty and the Beast" update is a pallid, formulaic teen romance that might have benefited from a little snark.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    After a sluggish half hour, this well-crafted adventure kicks into high gear and never lets up.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Horror fans may be disappointed by this handsome exorcism drama, which aspires to the serious religious feeling of William Friedkin's "The Exorcist" but delivers little of its shock or gore.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    As usual, Cage alternates between leaden line readings and thunderous outbursts, making his accomplished costars Ulrich Thomsen and Stephen Campbell Moore look even better.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Shana Feste's screenplay seldom rises above the level of daytime TV; the only actor who triumphs over her trite dialogue is Tim McGraw in a nonsinging role as Paltrow's husband and manager.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Jack Black is the title character in this thin adaptation of the Jonathan Swift classic.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Thanks to her fearless, charismatic star, Ondi Timoner has directed one of the more hopeful movies of the year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    The tale of Rapunzel gets a cheeky make-over in this gorgeous Disney animation, which combines the studio's traditional hand-drawn look with the sculptural qualities of digital 3D.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The current burlesque revival is a throwback to ostensibly more innocent times, and writer-director Steven Antin finds something redemptive in each character.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The best portion is an animated story-within-the-story, supervised by Ben Hibon, that recalls Lotte Reiniger's filigreed shadow puppets as it sets the stage for armageddon.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Perry benefits from the fire, heft, velocity, and lyricism of the language, but he also updates the material and makes it work onscreen, eliciting powerhouse performances from an ensemble of actresses.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    In place of romance there are numerous talky espionage scenes that make the movie feel like one of those labyrinthine cold war pictures from the 60s.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The best, Shaking Tokyo, stars the versatile Teruyuki Kagawa.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Like some laid-back distant cousin of Tim Burton, writer-director Goran Dukic manages to balance the ghoulishness with whimsy and melancholy, at least for a while. But the strain is obvious in the story's last third, as the filmmaker struggles toward a resolution that fits the logic of the hero's netherworld.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Sam Riley is fascinating as Curtis, a hypersensitive young man hobbled by his incurable disease, and Samantha Morton is poignant as his put-upon wife.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    May be a good showcase for James Franco, who's in every scene, but it's a disappointing choice for director Justin Lin.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Wil Shriner tends to sit on almost every shot, killing any comic momentum (sequences with Luke Wilson as a dim-bulb cop are particularly witless), and ominous scenes involving cottonmouths and Rottweilers are glibly resolved.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Another miscalculation by sophomore director Michael Mayer.

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