Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,557 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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 There Will Be Blood
Lowest review score: 0 Out Cold
Score distribution:
1557 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In Seagal's movies, the interesting stuff never derives from what happens, but rather from how it happens. Exit Wounds is certainly one of his best efforts, although the distinction is a dubious one at best.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The storyline goes from bad to worse as one-dimensional characters gradually flatten out into pure stick figures, and the crime plot goes from hokey to implausible.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A moderately entertaining, mostly inoffensive piece of filmmaking.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The obvious thing is to say that Keep the River on Your Right has unfortunately bitten off more than it can chew -- but not more than we can digest.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Enemy at the Gates is a disappointment primarily because it seems so rich with possibilities.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Newcomers should be advised that this is not an introductory course.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    By letting her babble on and become a somewhat risible figure, the filmmakers display a somewhat mean-spirited attitude, despite all their fuss about finally appreciating this put-upon survivor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although it's interesting and well-performed, East-West never locates its crux: It's all over the map.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's a wonderfully nuanced performance in an otherwise un-nuanced narrative.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's a cuckoo's nest that's nicely feathered.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Stunning camera shots by ace Michael Ballhaus are lovely to look at, and the performances are all excellent.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A movie worth viewing. Besides, it's the only movie to boast NYC millionaire mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg as its executive producer.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Never fully rises to the occasion, maintaining a goofily even keel throughout but rarely tipping over into all-out froth and nuttiness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ultimately one of those sprawling epics best suited for a rainy day.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Viewers unfamiliar with Wharton's novel may have a hard time, especially at first, deciphering all the characters since Davies presents them at a steady clip while providing little background or explanatory material.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ultimately feels like a movie whose heart is in the right place, even though someone neglected to flip the 'On' switch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A must for any Deadhead and of genuine interest to any music fan, even if its documentary chops hit a few sour notes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Morse and Caruso provide better reasons to see this film than do Ryan and Crowe.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Infused with enough infectious charm to make us forget how dopey the plot is and become swept up in its breezy countenance.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An article of faith for girls who just wanna have fun; only problem is that the movie doesn't go all the way.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Rises above its problems to deliver the essential goods.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Fails in a pretty spectacular manner but, to its everlasting credit, it goes down swinging and sometimes even connecting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The performances are likable and there's nothing really wrong with the story -- other than the fact that Nutley hardly has any story to tell.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Never makes the leap from a little fantasy about sex with a stranger to a larger story about a woman settling down for life.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie treats all its characters kindly -– especially in moments where it would be easy to go for the cheap shot -– but there’s either not enough froth or meat on its bones to sate the appetite.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Writer-director Byler, in his first feature film, also proves to be a noteworthy new voice, even if his cinematic sense outweighs his narrative sense in this initial outing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie's storyline is not always perfectly clear, seemingly falling into the same murky “grey zone” as everything else.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What the movie lacks is spark and sizzle. There's no palpable chemistry between Lopez and male lead Ralph Fiennes, plus the script by "Working Girl" scribe Kevin Wade is workmanlike in the extreme.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film is at its best when painting the atmosphere and detail of 1953 Dublin.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    More like watching a Polaroid picture develop without ever getting to see the finished picture.

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