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 4.8 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 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 373
373 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    There's enough adrenaline pulsating throughout this bang-up Marvel Comics adaptation to erase 2003's Hulk from memory (Ang who?).
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dirty Pretty Things) is the sinister operative dispatched to retrieve the ship's psychic passenger, who as played by Summer Glau kickboxes better than Maggie Cheung and Zhang Ziyi combined.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Wain and Marino try to tie all this together with a framing narrative about an unfaithful husband (Paul Rudd), which turns into a clever parody of Woody Allen movies.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Amiable screwball comedy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director David Barker creates tension by crosscutting between shots of the sun-drenched landscape and charged close-ups of the cloistered characters before delivering a bloody climax.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This narrative feature debut by Emmanuel Carrere, based on his own novel, is deliberately open-ended, but however one interprets the outcome, the film reminds us how fragile intimacy is.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Extraordinary.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Julianne Moore proves game for anything in this pitch-black true-crime reconstruction.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas) and cinematographer Tom Richmond transform nocturnal New York into a soft-focus wonderland for their sweet but screwball courtship.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    What begins as a leave-taking turns into a homecoming that reflects the mixed-race society of the modern south.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Engrossing and timely, this crackles with ideas about art, politics, religion, and the terrible costs of war.
    • 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).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The tolerance and loopy poetry of the beloved book by Dr. Seuss have been nicely captured.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Eran Riklis entertains without sermonizing, though the story clearly identifies women as the region's best chance for peace.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Depardieu, a great actor who in recent years has delivered several overblown performances, is here measured and naturalistic, a sympathetic match for Ardant's icy obsessive, and Beart is suitably mysterious as a spy in the house of love.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Lessons about family loyalty, tolerance, ingenuity, and sacrifice add depth to the screenplay by Etan Cohen and directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath, but thankfully don't detract from the lunatic maneuvers of a delusional lemur king (Sacha Baron Cohen) and those wily spheniscidae.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This quirky 2004 documentary ends with the Shopsins' forced relocation after 32 years, an uprooting made all the more poignant by Eve's death during filming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    In the films of Swedish director Jan Troell (The Emigrants, The New Land), ordinary lives assume epic dimensions, and this drama, based on the experiences of his wife's protofeminist grandmother, doesn't sugarcoat the hardships of the early 1900s.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Like many fairy tales, this handsome family film concerns a child coming to terms with his fears and the death of a parent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    North Face also deals with actual events, offering plenty of thrills and spectacular vistas.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    After a sluggish half hour, this well-crafted adventure kicks into high gear and never lets up.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This elliptical, poetic movie is filled with yearning, humor, and warmth.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The ancient body-switching premise is animated by a breezy script that briefly addresses some of its darker implications.

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