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 45365
Lowest review score: 0 RocknRolla
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 374
374 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The families' hopes for a tasteful, upscale wedding are sabotaged by warring egos and low-rent, walking-stereotype relatives.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Tyler Perry grounds this sequel to "Why Did I Get Married?" (2007) in his trademark blend of comedy, soap opera, and down-home southern sentiment, though he lets up a little on the moral proselytizing, which aids the digestion considerably.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    As in many nature films, the ostensible subjects are less captivating than their scenic backdrops.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    This romantic drama by director Mike Newell preserves the odd playfulness of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's international best seller but sacrifices its eroticism and intricate nonlinear plotting.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    True to series form, plot is nearly indiscernible, but this fourth installment in the sci-fi/horror/action franchise created by writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson is the sleekest so far, thanks to 3D and star Milla Jovovich's body-hugging catsuit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    As a cautionary tale about the perils of nation building, this is both creepy and provocative, but director Rodrigo Cortés blows it in the last few minutes with a rushed ending that feels like a cheat after all the escalating tension.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Jack Black is the title character in this thin adaptation of the Jonathan Swift classic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Writer-director Spencer Susser and cowriter David Michod (Animal Kingdom) generate fresh hells at a surreally rapid clip but cop out with an incongruously sentimental ending.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    Director Jacques-Remy Girerd often divides the frame into three vertical bands, each with a different color signature; this dynamic technique makes the eventual introduction of explosive action sequences seem like overkill.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    The travelogue sequences indicate how widely Middle Eastern cultures vary, but there are few revealing personal encounters in this well-intentioned but minor film.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    A major star in Mexico, Bichir is quietly affecting as the father, a humble striver who faces loss at every turn.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Andrea Gronvall
    In this lavish adaptation of Lisa See's novel, the complex chronologies of the parallel narratives are skillfully handled by director Wayne Wang, which makes his reliance on unbridled sentimentality all the more irritating.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    So clinically detached it borders on absurd.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    This dyspeptic 2003 coming-of-age story from Italy often seems on the verge of nervous collapse, veering from giddy adolescent romps to adult shenanigans and shrill political discord.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    The darker aspects of tribalism come under scrutiny here as nonconformists (unmarried men, women alone) are shown being marginalized.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Andrea Gronvall
    Too archly scripted to appeal to kids and too crudely executed to win over older aficionados. The cheap-looking CGI makes the animals creepy rather than engaging, and a plot thread about a series of thefts does little more than spin the tale to feature length.

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