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Andrea Gronvall

Andrea Gronvall

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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
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
Posted Aug 29, 2013
93% The Spectacular Now (2013) "[A] nuanced and unsentimental coming-of-age film. " ‐ Chicago Reader
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted May 16, 2013
No Score Yet Humain, Trop Humain (1973) Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 22, 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
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
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
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
Posted Jan 6, 2012
24% Sucker Punch (2011) "Gun-toting hotties combat assorted villains and their robot henchmen in this tawdry, repellent action fantasy. " ‐ Chicago Reader
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
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
Posted Dec 1, 2011
No Score Yet Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade (The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner) (2011) "Neither the sweeping European vistas nor the masterful Serbian actor Miki Manojlovic can save this Bulgarian road movie from its treacly sentimentality. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 81% Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 66% Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 81% Serbis (Service) (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 91% Refusenik (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 100% The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 70% America the Beautiful (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 91% The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants) (2010) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet Box Elder (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 68% Irina Palm (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2/5 34% Rails & Ties (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 69% Fugitive Pieces (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 79% Sangre De Mi Sangre (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) "Squanders both its first-rate computer graphics and its sturdy international cast. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 15, 2011
36% In Time (2011) "Clever and unsettling. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 10, 2011
73% Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011) "French pop star Serge Gainsbourg was as much iconoclast as icon, so it's fitting that this fanciful biopic is both affectionate and irreverent. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 4, 2011
83% !Women Art Revolution (2011) "Contrasting with the ferment of the times, the film is orderly and rather subdued, but it's an excellent introduction to a movement that produced artists as diverse as Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, and Miranda July. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 3, 2011
77% The Machinist (2004) "Until now Bale's screen persona has been defined by a graceful athleticism; here his physicality is repellent, yet he carries the occasionally creaky plot of Scott Kosar's unsettling screenplay to a resonant finish. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 24, 2011
52% Puncture (2011) "It's a thoughtful entry in the growing subgenre of whistle-blower dramas. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 13, 2011
23% What's Your Number? (2011) "Even dumber than this premise is the notion that she can resist Evans, whose charms are particularly manifest thanks to a screenplay that requires him to drop trou early and often. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 29, 2011
81% Dolphin Tale (2011) "Gamble's rapport with his finned costar is so touching that the movie works anyway. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 22, 2011
82% Warrior (2011) "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. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 9, 2011
52% The Devil's Double (2011) "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, irrational, and thus ripe for intervention. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 1, 2011
91% Point Blank (2011) "[A] finely calibrated French neonoir. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 12, 2011
99% The Interrupters (2011) "Searing in its depiction of at-risk children in poor communities, the film is also the bracing, life-affirming story of residents who are beginning to reclaim their streets, one corner at a time. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 12, 2011
93% Nine Nation Animation (2010) "Most of the shorts in this international collection are somber or wistful, but a few stand out for their wit or visual panache. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 2, 2011
21% Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011) "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. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 29, 2011
70% Friends With Benefits (2011) "The jokes don't all work and the topical references can be irritably hipper-than-thou, but at least director and cowriter Will Gluck aims high: this is patterned on the Tracy and Hepburn comedies, albeit with a lot more skin. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 22, 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "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. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 13, 2011
85% A Better Life (2011) "A major star in Mexico, Bichir is quietly affecting as the father, a humble striver who faces loss at every turn. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 8, 2011
98% Project Nim (2011) "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. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 7, 2011
82% Super 8 (2011) "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. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 9, 2011
53% Hesher (2011) "Writer-director Spencer Susser and cowriter David Michod generate fresh hells at a surreally rapid clip but cop out with an incongruously sentimental ending. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted May 12, 2011
92% Incendies (2011) "By the end they've acquired a measure of self-knowledge at a cost dearer than they expected, which reminds us that what we think we know can be just the beginning of an existential journey. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 29, 2011
100% Kes (1969) "A classic of British social realism. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 18, 2011
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