Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,696 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Capturing the Friedmans
Lowest review score: 0 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Score distribution:
1696 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As arduous to watch as your neighbor’s poorly focused vacation slides.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film, however, is short on genuine scares and ingenuity.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Furry Vengeance would be innocuous enough if only it didn't look as though no effort was made to expand the images past the storyboard phase.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Adults may have a hard time swallowing this toothless tale of PG-rated bloodsuckers, but kids may relate better to its lessons.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    R.I.P.D. never creates a believable universe, interesting action sequences, or dynamic characters. It’s a paint-by-numbers approach in which the film’s comedy and drama both fall flat.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite a few scattered moments of visceral excitement, the only thing truly frightening about the oh-so-ominously titled Fear is how so many talented people came to be involved in so inane a project.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    V/H/S/2 is for gore hounds exclusively.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Is That a Gun resorts to smutty humor and moralistic speeches to confront the issue of American gun violence in the wake of Newtown, Conn. This movie uses those murdered babies’ name in vain.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An exercise in pure sadism, The Collection moves at a clip that leaps over plot holes in its race to elicit fright.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The logic of it all will be Greek to anyone not predisposed to the movie's rude and crude humor.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There is a certain sweetness to this teen romance and Gardner’s naive fascination in the newly discovered wonders of Earth. But there is so much that is dopey, on both a scientific and emotional level, that The Space Between Us strikes with the impact of a crash landing.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The original was indeed ludicrous, but it exuded warmth, vitality, and belief in itself. The 2.0 update splashes up on shore DOA.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop deserves to be cited for loitering.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There’s no pacing to the narrative, and the images are perfunctory. I’m Not Ashamed will draw the same audience that has turned Rachel’s journals into popular reading matter, but the film is not likely to lure any converts.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Basketball Diaries is a stepped-on product that never scores.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Looks and tastes an awful lot like a TV movie of the week.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One well-staged sequence in a parking garage is the film's only memorable moment
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Again. Via Red’s experiences as a young man and wildcatter, Jason learns that money cannot buy happiness. What the viewers learn is that money can’t buy a good movie either.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In an inspired bit of casting, Lyle Lovett plays the dad of the goofy-looking Diz/Gil. That these two could be related might be the only believable touch in this whole misfired thing.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Apart from the smutty giggles that derive from the mere mention of the Focker family surname, this third entry in the now 10-year-old comedy franchise falls flat.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Overstays its welcome by at least a half hour. But, assuming that cute Camaro stays in the picture, I expect we’ll all be back for the planned round three.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's all probably too slippery for the youngest viewers to grasp and too sketchy for the nostalgia crowd (for whom this revival seems most geared).
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Fist Fight is not a complete dud, but it does grasp at the lowest hanging fruit for its humor.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Does not live up to its name. It's more like White Men Can't Box, Either.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Everything is a puzzle and it's as though Lynch lost track of his reasons for making this prequel and got hung up on filming the sordid details that TV won't allow: shots of peeled-back corpse fingernails; close-ups of oscillating uvulas; visions of strange-looking, backward-talking, gyrating weirdos; and uncensored whiffs of sex, cocaine, and families undone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Headlining a less-than-mediocre kids’ movie taints one’s brand rather than enhancing it. Just ask Shaq.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    No matter your standard of measurement, this production falls short.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    For those unfamiliar with the notoriously camera-averse philosopher and his thoughts, Derrida will most probably prove to be an unenlightening bore.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film is slapdash entertainment not meant to be further contemplated after leaving the theatre.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As is, Welcome to Mooseport is clunkily earthbound as its characters and the situations plod forward while never getting anywhere.

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