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 3 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    In this uneven Disney comedy Adam Sandler tones down his arrested-development persona, trading crass humor for warm fuzzies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This forceful expose shows how area residents are fighting to keep their beloved Coal Mountain pristine, but filmmaker Bill Haney allots too much screen time to environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and barely any to the urban consumers in distant states whose thirst for cheap electric power is part of the problem.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    In place of the sharply etched observational humor of the original, which featured a host of no-name actors in memorably quirky performances, we now get mostly raunch and some flaccid cameos from Smith cronies Ben Affleck and Jason Lee.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This fusty sequel lacks the narrative complexity of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and squanders both its first-rate computer graphics and its sturdy international cast.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Among the other characters are an African-American TV writer (Kali Hawk) who hates black people and a widower (Erik Palladino) who stumbles onto a kidnapping case. The latter development provides the film with a denouement that's dramatically valid if overly neat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    As in many nature films, the ostensible subjects are less captivating than their scenic backdrops.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The physical stunts by Maggie Q as a lethal martial arts expert and Cyril Raffaelli as a Eurotrash sniper who rappels buildings are more thrilling than the over-the-top chase sequences, so contrived as to verge on self-parody.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Of some interest for promoting rapprochement between India and China, this is still awfully silly.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The families' hopes for a tasteful, upscale wedding are sabotaged by warring egos and low-rent, walking-stereotype relatives.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director J.J. Abrams overloads this sci-fi adventure with so many homages to his co-producer Steven Spielberg that it plays like the elder director's greatest hits, minus his characteristic scares and sense of wonder.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Chan shows he still has the chops during a showdown at the Eiffel Tower, but you'd think the movie's reported budget of $140 million might have bought Tucker at least one side-splitting gag.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Kurt Russell and Kris Kristofferson, both graceful and naturalistic actors, are the best things going in this formulaic drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A murky screenplay leaves most of the humans ciphers, save for Hal Holbrook in an exquisitely calibrated performance as the avuncular desert retiree whose advice McCandless should have heeded.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Earns points for its set and sound design, eerily desaturated color palette, able cast, and one really good special effect. Sadly, the movie just doesn't deliver chills.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Harrison Ford carries this talky, formulaic thriller by virtue of his authority, culled from years in front of the camera, but his performance can't obscure the obvious plot machinations.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The original movie's lean production complemented its pell-mell fights and car chases; here, third-rate CG effects make the strained action sequences look even more improbable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A tired, generic crime story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    The darker aspects of tribalism come under scrutiny here as nonconformists (unmarried men, women alone) are shown being marginalized.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    Likable as she is, Latifah can't overcome a tortured mistaken-identity plot, buffoonery on the ski slopes, and enough saccharine dialogue to induce shock.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    Bitchy cheerleaders and swimming pool catfights are just two of the tedious cliches propping up this brittle comedy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    It loses steam once the wraiths become fully visible: they're just not scary enough.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    So clinically detached it borders on absurd.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    Strains so hard to be upbeat you can almost hear gears shifting.

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