Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,412 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 2.6 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 Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Score distribution:
1,412 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A chilling classic, the movie is a scabrous satire about human deviance, brutality, and social conditioning that has remained a visible part of the ongoing public debate about violence and the movies.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A delightful little wormhole that takes us on a journey to another dimension of consciousness.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ghost World resists convenient closures and summaries and some may take issue with its open-endedness. But anything else would have been phony, and Enid would never have stood for it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Bad Education, the great Almodóvar delivers the finest movie of his career.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Barry Sonnenfeld's stunning cinematography and the sharply etched characterizations make this film one for the ages.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    So definitive in so many ways, Bonnie and Clyde has become a 20th-century touchstone.
    • 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!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Fonda and Hopper’s now-classic film hit the old guard with the force of a rifle shot to the head. [Review of re-release]
    • 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
    Winter's Bone never hits a false note.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Virtually flawless performances and directorial execution render The Fighter one of the most thrilling movies of 2010.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Before Midnight surpasses the two previous films in this trilogy in terms of its intelligence, narrative design, and vivacity. It’s a grand accomplishment, and I feel greedy about wanting to see this film series continue.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A distinctive story with universal appeal.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Haneke (Caché) has created a morality tale that concludes with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand: one more example of a solitary act of violence that unleashes a cataclysm.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It is rich with ideas and contemplations and packed with the sort of existential jokes that tickle the Coen boys so.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Up
    We will be comparing Up with classics like "The Wizard of Oz" for years to come.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The keen observations of The Class ultimately become a remedial education in themselves.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The adaptation by Joel and Ethan Coen (both co-credited as writer and director) of McCarthy's as-if-written-for-the-screen No Country for Old Men becomes a marvelous meld of narrative faithfulness and pre-established sensibilities.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Summer Hours is a lovely rumination on the meaning of things, but one that remains rooted in its human subjects rather than the inanimate objects that are more easily graspable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Campion’s story of a tubercular poet and his lady love recasts the hackneyed old stanza in refreshing new verse.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Nobody Knows is the rare film that successfully tells its tale of childhood from the children’s point of view.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Eastwood finds the humorous aspects of the character as well, no more so than when the appetite of the widower who lives on beef jerky and Pabst Blue Ribbon becomes the center of attention among the Hmong women cooks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's possible to point to some weak spots in Brokeback – its seeming multiple endings, the lack of clarity about certain images, some digressions – but there is no movie this year that has moved my heart more than Brokeback Mountain.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though you might have a hard time discussing some of the film’s verbal descriptions of torture with young ones, Persepolis will prove a worthwhile movie for thoughtful teens.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The humanistic approach makes Eastwood's movie a war story for the ages.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Queen is palace intrigue at its finest.