Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,645 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Thelma & Louise
Lowest review score: 0 Mr. Deeds
Score distribution:
1645 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Certainly there are filmgoers who enjoy this kind of noncommittal metaphysical quest. I am not one of them. It makes me think that the filmmaker is more interested in showing us his vacation slides instead of sharing any real insights.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A dish of empty calories.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Usually, I am not so persnickety about such things, especially with first-timers, but the accumulation of mis-matched shots is so great that you have to wonder why some of the more experienced crew members weren't climbing the rafters to say “Whoa, Mel.”
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Frankly, one's sympathy sides more with the class bitch who thinks she has the better voice and deserves the choral solo instead of Terri. In your heart you know she's right.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Unlikely to receive many curtain calls.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    CJ7
    Chow's loyal fans are sure to be disappointed by CJ7, and the film faces one other significant problem in traveling to these shores: Any kid who is the right age to appreciate this pap is going to be too young to read subtitles.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the unfunniest comedies it’s ever been my misfortune to see.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Across the Universe will have ardent defenders, but in the long run, it will do nothing to infuse life into the current mini-revival of movie musicals and is as soft-headed as the wishful refrain “All You Need Is Love.” Maybe that works in real life but not in the movies, sister.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Everything about Agent Cody Banks 2 reeks of hurry-up and make this movie before its kid star Frankie Munoz loses his pubescent looks (it’s already borderline).
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Its narrative conceit will entertain for a while, but eventually you will long to disappear with the rest of the Mexicans.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A top-notch cast was gathered and then wasted in this atmospheric but prosaic hoodoo spooker.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ultimately, this is a movie that’s more about the Ottoman Lieutenant’s Woman than The Ottoman Lieutenant himself – another example of the film’s epic misdirection.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Would have been smart to fold before it let its hand go this far.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Taken as a whole, The Ugly Truth is much like its orgasms: phony and unsatisfying.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An effective sound design enhances several of the film's sudden frights, and Sutherland, who appears in almost every scene, is a predictably solid presence.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Unbearable.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    G.I. Joe was not screened for critics, but that’s not because of its mindless action and nonsensical plot. It’s because G.I. Joe is the kind of movie that bludgeons the viewer into submission with its loud and constant barrage of sound and fury.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The whole thing reeks of sequelitis, with an emphasis on the rude and crude.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    At times it's almost like "Lord of the Flies," with the camera serving as the flypaper dipped in the honey of the promised land of celebrity.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It begins in a muddle and ends in confusion.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Most unforgivable, however, is the film's coda in which real Georgian victims pose for the camera with pictures of their loved ones lost in the five days of war. Using real people to impart the emotions that the entire film was unable to evince is simply cheap exploitation.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One might expect that with such low goals the film might have at least hit its target more often than it does. Schneider's mugging is relentless and his constant need to suddenly transpose himself into another character undermines the story's continuity and progression.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This kind of angel stuff is classic Hollywood fare, especially at Christmastime. Thus, it's all the more wonder that director Nora Ephron has missed and mishandled so many of her cues.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Only the underplaying Selleck gets out of this with any dignity, while O’Hara is totally wasted as Jen’s one-note tippling mom.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's not really a matter of Nancy's retro look and grounding in the fundamentals of sleuthing that separates the women from the girls but, rather, this film's lack of gaiety and surprise that makes it dud for old and new generations of the books' fans.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Atlas won't be the only one to shrug off this tiresome load.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Like Mike is a slight and uninventive movie: Like the exalted Michael Jordan referred to in the title, many can aspire but none can equal. Even "Space Jam" was better than this.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Instead of building suspense and tension, Suspect Zero devotes its efforts to creating a weird and creepy milieu that will leave fans of police procedurals wanting and avant-garde enthusiasts scratching their heads.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Tries hard but never makes the leap.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This Red Riding Hood loses sight of the forest for the trees on its way to Grandma's house.

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