Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,629 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Brazil
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1629 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Synecdoche is the kind of movie that rewards repeated viewings. But sometimes, as Van Morrison sings, it's just best to "sail into the mystic."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Not only is it a film about a poet, Paterson transcends its story to become a work of poetry itself.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Winter's Bone never hits a false note.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Repulsion's depiction of a young woman's dissolution into madness is one of the most harrowing mental descents ever depicted onscreen. (Reviewed 11/24/97)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This modern cult classic is a triumphantly dark comedy directed by one of the film world's truly original visionaries, Terry Gilliam. "Imagination" is this futuristic film’s middle name.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A movie that amply delivers on the epic promise of its title, entertaining, enlightening, and emboldening viewers with its deceptively simple premise and execution.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    I can think of no other movie that has dared to analyze grief and its aftermath with such naked honesty and precision.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    More lethal than a nuclear waste dump, Kubrick's komedy at least kills us with laughter... It's one of the greatest - and undoubtably the most hilarious - antiwar statements ever put to film.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Just about as great as a movie's ever gonna be... As for the storytellng, The Godfather is an intricately constructed gem that simultaneously kicks ass.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An additional treat is seeing Hollywood good guy Henry Fonda playing one of the nastiest curs in the West. Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the great films in cinema history. (8/30/2000 Review)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Michèle is a daring, complicated character – one that Isabelle Huppert brilliantly creates in concert with the director, Paul Verhoeven.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A marvelous achievement that refuses to avert its gaze from the poetry and the insane savagery of the hopeless.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Everything about its scale is epic.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The peerless actors match and elevate Lonergan’s artistry beat for beat. And the film’s greatest gift of all may be that it declines to tidy up after itself, prettifying life’s messiness with a finishing bow. In the end, it’s the package that counts, not the wrapping.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Amy Heckerling’s portrait of high school/shopping mall life in Southern California is still just about as good as it gets...The panoply of teen types and turmoils is dead-on accurate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ingenious in its simplicity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Bad Education, the great Almodóvar delivers the finest movie of his career.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Linklater’s newest film, a true masterwork, eschews this big-bang theory of dramatics in favor of the million-and-one little things that accumulate daily and help shape who we are, and who we will become.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Raimunda believes that dirty linen should be washed at home: Thank goodness Almodóvar hangs some of it up on the screen to dry.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As disturbing as it is well-made, this low-budget indie is a thoroughly original piece of work.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story winds its way over the material, forcing the characters and the viewers to constantly reassess everything they have seen and heard.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As sad and poignant and potentially hopeful as it is amusing. The movie is our story as much as it is Schmidt's, no matter if it's viewed as a self-reflection or cautionary tale
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Very satisfying. Classic storytelling, modern techniques. And the images: This movie has embedded so many strange and new mental pictures in my head that I'm not able to shake free. Yet, neither would I want to be free.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A concept executed with bravura style, intelligent curiosity, and playful wit.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A delightful little wormhole that takes us on a journey to another dimension of consciousness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    So definitive in so many ways, Bonnie and Clyde has become a 20th-century touchstone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Virtually flawless performances and directorial execution render The Fighter one of the most thrilling movies of 2010.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This is the way this ground-breaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Boasts a smart screenplay by Robert Benton and David and Leslie Newman, striking cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth (especially in the Smallville sequence), bright comic turns by Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman, and of course, that winning performance by Christopher Reeve in the title role. Believe a man can fly? You bet!
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although made in 1969, this French masterpiece is receiving its first stateside release with a new print struck for the occasion.

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