Andrea Gronvall

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For 375 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 7.1 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 375
375 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    The movie he (Wenders) went on to make with her Tanztheater Wuppertal is more than an elegy; his meticulous use of 3D endows the performances with a corporeality and intimacy hitherto unseen in a dance film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    In this heady documentary, TV footage of left-wing social critic Paul Goodman being interviewed by conservative host William F. Buckley Jr. in 1966 makes one realize how low public discourse in America has sunk since then: despite the men's political differences, their freewheeling discussion, touching on topics from education to pornography, is playful instead of rancorous.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Clever and unsettling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    It's an edifying art history lesson, but it lacks the showmanship of, for example, Peter Greenaway's "Nightwatching."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    This lacks the heft of "The Insider" (1999) or the snap of "Erin Brockovich" (2000), but it's a thoughtful entry in the growing subgenre of whistle-blower dramas.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    The story unfolds briskly in the polished mode of a classic horror movie, then tanks after a plot twist at the midpoint alters the mood and slows the pace. Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father) directed an ill-conceived screenplay that could have worked only as camp.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    Grating romantic comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Andrea Gronvall
    The parallel between the dolphin and the disabled tourists who flock to see it borders on treacle, but Gamble's rapport with his finned costar is so touching that the movie works anyway.
    • 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
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    This high-powered sports melodrama benefits from its strong male leads, a sinewy narrative, and the maverick attitude of MMA. But for all the contemporary references, it's essentially a spin on the story of Cain and Abel, which may be the reason it feels timeless.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    The movie, to its credit, recognizes that the quest for spirituality sometimes leads to another pew.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga, who studied filmmaking in Belgium, this is raw, sardonic, and formally complex.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    A film that throbs with life while keenly noting its passing, this is an ode to the village that welcomed - and let thrive - the director's refugee parents.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Finely calibrated French neonoir.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrea Gronvall
    When the interrupters do succeed, the results can be riveting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    Equally as offensive as the movie's smorgasbord of smut and violence is the lingering whiff of colonial-era orientalism, a Western predilection for regarding Eastern cultures as innately idle, lascivious, and irrational, and thus ripe for intervention.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrea Gronvall
    Cinematographer Eduardo Serra underscores the sense of dread with a rich charcoal palette, and the outstanding CGI and 3D effects make the otherworldly threats more corporeal.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrea Gronvall
    Sexual politics, family dynamics, the debate over heredity versus environment, and the dubious ethics of scientific research on animals are rigorously explored in this ambitious, bittersweet work.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Andrea Gronvall
    The resulting mix of hagiography and war epic is so muddled that characters keep addressing each other by their first names, the better to tell them apart.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Andrea Gronvall
    Reeves often displays moderate to little affect onscreen; here his reserve suits the story, as the experience of acting helps the reticent loser find himself. Vera Farmiga crackles as the feisty star of the play, while James Caan, as the hero's accomplice, proves a most charming rogue.

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