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 Pina
Lowest review score: 0 RocknRolla
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 374
374 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The ancient body-switching premise is animated by a breezy script that briefly addresses some of its darker implications.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Based on John Nickle's children's book, this computer-animated comedy starts slowly but builds into a rousing adventure capped with just the right measure of sweetness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Anne Fletcher delivers more bite and brisker pacing than she did with "27 Dresses."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Yojiro Takita uses the changing seasons to echo the characters' moods; the score by Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) has a suitably majestic sweep.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    May be derivative, but it's still engrossing, largely because of its appealing juvenile lead.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This carefully observed film has lots of heart.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The overlapping stories pulse with a tidal rhythm, the film's sensibility flowing between serious and wry, and there are memorable turns from Assi Dayan as the waitress's henpecked dad and Tzahi Grad as a cop with a nonchalant attitude toward babysitting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    As in the original version, the fights are outweighed by existential angst and Buddhist introspection, but the sequence in which a blind swordsman (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) takes on an army of thieves is still gangbusters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Children won't get the references to atomic-age monster movies, but the film offers more than nostalgia: there are slyly funny performances by Seth Rogen as an omnivorous blue blob and Stephen Colbert as the U.S. president, who faces down, and then flees, an alien invasion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Lurid and stylish, this 2008 Danish feature plays like a cross between "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and "High Noon," with a dash of Gothic thriller.
    • 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
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The jokes don't all work and the topical references can be irritably hipper-than-thou, but at least director and cowriter Will Gluck (Easy A) aims high: this is patterned on the Tracy and Hepburn comedies, albeit with a lot more skin.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The end result is "Mission: Impossible" meets "Speed": high-tech gizmos, exotic European locales, and hair-raising stunts, many performed by Statham himself, who, when he's not shirtless, looks spiffy in Dior.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This nuanced coming-of-age drama by Cao Hamburger exudes warmth without getting mired in nostalgia.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    A crime wave gives the heroine a mystery to solve and provides most of the comedy, but the film is stronger in its dramatic stretches.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The elegiac tone here isn't set just by nostalgia for a vanished lifestyle: bereavement, lost love, and the ever present floodwaters add poignancy to the elliptical story, whose characters float in and out unbidden, and sometimes unexplained.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Bartlett and Mevoli give appealing performances, and Bell adds to the authenticity by peppering their radical clique with real-life activists.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Jon Chu (Step Up 2 the Streets) ably exploits the 3D format, constantly moving the action forward and upward. The color and music also pop, as do scene stealers Martin and Facundo Lombard, Argentine twins whose comedic talents nearly match their dizzying footwork.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    It's Joan Cusack as her doting single mom who holds the film together--her sensitive turn as a flawed feminist hints at what she could do with a meatier role.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Kevin Reynolds strikes a good balance between action and romance in this version of the medieval legend, but his leading man is upstaged by the supporting cast.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The tone is bleak and the comic-book violence relentless, but the wirework and Yuta Morokaji's stunt choreography are impressive, culminating in a breathless showdown between the title character (Aya Ueto) and 200 foes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    George is suitably adorable, wreaking the kind of havoc that gives tykes a guilty thrill. Yet the movie concludes with the specious moral that reading is inferior to experiencing life firsthand.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Hovers just this side of "Ghost Whisperer" kitsch but remains compulsively watchable thanks to its smart ensemble cast
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Rob Hardy opts for family-friendly drama but tones down the conflicts so much that none of the story lines can rival the music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The altitude, extreme cold, quicksand, and crushing poverty are potent dramatic elements, but of course there's no mention of China's complicity in the area's economic ills; instead writer-director Lu Chuan frames the story as a showdown between the head ranger and the leader of the poachers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    With her large, expressive eyes, abundant warmth, and radiant energy, Faour commands our sympathy, even through some weak dialogue and even weaker plot points.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The script by sitcom veteran Gary David Goldberg has weaknesses--it soft-pedals bitterness, and the ending is annoyingly pat. On balance, though, this is a funny and smartly paced love story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Max Farberbock (Aimee & Jaguar) mainly avoids graphic depictions of sexual assault, but that only increases the tension in this austere, claustrophobic drama.

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