Andrea Gronvall Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Andrea Gronvall

Andrea Gronvall
Andrea Gronvall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% The Witch (2016) The Witch is sparing in its use of special effects and generates suspense and foreboding through what is suggested rather than what is seen.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
81% Southbound (2016) Southbound strives for unity and mostly succeeds.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) To know is not the same as to possess, and at any rate, possession is never permanent.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
98% Mustang (2015) Ergüven and cowriter Alice Winocour have a keen understanding of teenage impetuosity and adult cruelty.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
100% Movement And Location (2015) Lacking flashy CGI (or any other special effects), this imaginative low-budget indie (2014) relies heavily on dystopian gloom.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
No Score Yet Cosmic Africa (2003) Breathtaking landscapes and colorful tribal rituals make for a fine travelogue, and although science often takes a backseat to folklore, a trip to the Saharan site of Nabta yields a rare look at megaliths that predate Stonehenge by a thousand years.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
67% Ha-Sodot (The Secrets) (2007) An ambitious mix of mysticism, melodrama, and lesbian romance.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2014
No Score Yet Aviva, My Love (Aviva Ahuvati) (2007) Sasson Gabai, in a surprisingly sympathetic performance, is the blocked Tel Aviv author who first mentors her and then publishes her work as his own.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2014
9% Catwoman (2004) The screenplay's a hodgepodge of witchcraft, ancient Egyptian lore, pulp feminism, and a dash of S&M.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted May 3, 2014
71% Boy Culture (2007) Actor Derek Magyar makes an impressive feature debut in this somber video drama about a financially savvy but emotionally distant male escort.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2014
55% The Polar Express (2004) Director Robert Zemeckis once again harnesses a new technology to an engaging fable in this digitally animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's holiday tale.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2013
88% Hannah Arendt (2013) Barbara Sukowa delivers a beautifully modulated performance, showing the rigor of Arendt's thought and convictions while revealing the contours of a passionate woman with complex relationships.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013
86% Shepard & Dark (2013) The stress of their reunion yields fascinating insights into Shepard's work.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2013
83% Blue Caprice (2013) Although the actors are fine, writer-director Alexandre Moors's feature debut suffers from a lulling tonal sameness.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
90% Inequality For All (2013) Economist Robert Reich possesses a formidable intellect, an encyclopedic grasp of statistics and monetary trends, a quicksilver wit, and immense affability, making him the go-to guy when average Americans need our financial crises explained.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
81% Don Jon (2013) Versatile actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns to writing and directing with this smart, sexy, sweet, and hilarious comedy about the difficulties of forging and sustaining relationships.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
70% C.O.G. (2013) Writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez blends pointed satire with gallows humor, much like Sedaris himself.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2013
96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) Intriguing as their present lives may be, without enough background to appreciate, for instance, Ushio's associations with Rauschenberg and Warhol, we can't gauge the full extent of the couple's regrets and losses.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2013
84% Good Ol' Freda (2013) Although this music documentary has some historic value, it aims to entertain -- and succeeds, largely because its subject is a natural on camera.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2013
81% Prisoners (2013) [An] exquisitely calibrated thriller.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2013
92% In a World... (2013) There's a difference between paying your dues and self-abasement, but you wouldn't know it from this overstuffed and joyless film.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2013
83% Laurence Anyways (2013) Lushly romantic and daringly original.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2013
91% Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2013) Assorted celebrities and Downey's producers offer some insights, but the movie dwells too long on a group of worshipful former audience members.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2013
75% Populaire (2013) [A] sweet but slight homage to the 50s and 60s.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2013
68% Afternoon Delight (2013) A couple's marriage is edging toward collapse when they try to reboot their dormant sex life in this sly, hip, and rewarding comedy of manners.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2013
50% Off Label (2013) Despite some artful visuals and harrowing testimony, this 2012 advocacy documentary suffers from a lack of focus.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2013
6% Paranoia (2013) In a movie about a new generation's hunger to topple the old guard, pretty boy Hemsworth is outclassed by his veteran costars, who get more mileage from baring their teeth than he does baring his chest.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2013
93% The Spectacular Now (2013) [A] nuanced and unsentimental coming-of-age film.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2013
53% Lovelace (2013) This drama from codirectors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman is so respectful of 70s porn sensation Linda Lovelace that instead of humanizing the Deep Throat star, it reduces her to one dimension: victim.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2013
67% Things Never Said (2013) Veteran TV writer Charles Murray (Third Watch) shows his small-screen roots by overrelying on tense, weighty exchanges to advance the narrative, but Hampton's steely performance makes them pay off, as the poet learns to wrest truth from pain.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2013
93% Still Mine (2013) Writer-director Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph) shows affinity for the subtle undercurrents of a long, happy marriage, but the friction between Cromwell and the government bureaucracy stays one-note.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2013
89% You Will Be My Son (2013) Great talent and a monstrous ego often come as a package deal, as illustrated by this insightful, taut 2011 drama set in Bordeaux.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2013
69% The Wolverine (2013) It may be a streamlined, 21st-century take on the Frankenstein story, but it's not an improvement; for a 3D adventure, this noisy action fantasy falls as flat as cardboard.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2013
67% The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2012) This edgy documentary manages to tell an affecting love story even as it ventures into the cultish, transgressive world of underground music.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted May 16, 2013
88% Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011) Filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey deliver a nostalgic zing reminiscent of the TV drama Mad Men but tread lightly around Charles's mood swings and extramarital affairs.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted May 11, 2012
95% Pina (2011) Crane and steadycam allow Wenders to get so close to the action that in the minimalist Café Müller, one's illusion of being on stage is uncanny.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2012
70% Newlyweds (2012) Burns's faux-documentary style allows space for some wickedly revealing confessions, while jump cuts accentuate his characters' rapid-fire showdowns.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2012
95% Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011) 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.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2012
23% Sucker Punch (2011) Gun-toting hotties combat assorted villains and their robot henchmen in this tawdry, repellent action fantasy.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2011
56% Jumping the Broom (2011) Class differences and family resentments add to the hubbub surrounding an African-American wedding on Martha's Vineyard in this perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2011
33% America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments (2011) Self-promoting physicians, shrinks, bureaucrats, and fashion models blather on about eating issues, yet Roberts glosses over the only real solution to weight gain: balanced nutrition combined with exercise.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2011
No Score Yet Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade (The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner) (2008) Neither the sweeping European vistas nor the masterful Serbian actor Miki Manojlovic can save this Bulgarian road movie from its treacly sentimentality.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 81% Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 66% Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 81% Serbis (Service) (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 91% Refusenik (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 100% The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 70% America the Beautiful (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 91% The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants) (2010) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet Box Elder (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011