Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,420 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 2001: A Space Odyssey
Lowest review score: 0 Out Cold
Score distribution:
1,420 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Never devolves into the type of “man's man” adventure story that has become so fashionable again over the last couple of years, but instead trusts the power of its unembellished images and words to tell its tale.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In many ways even more hellish and stylish than its predecessor... A horror cult classic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This Tom Clancy thriller gets the proper screen treatment here with this first-rate cast and direction by one of the genre’s best: Die Hard director John McTiernan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Thornton, who wrote, directed, and stars in Sling Blade, has created an unforgettable character and situation, a film that's sure to become an American classic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    When people think fondly of John Hughes, it's movies like Ferris Bueller that they're thinking of.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Secretary is a testament to the importance of tonality in telling a story.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Depp, as the the fragile but irresistibily fabulous title character, is a delight.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Crowe has created a genuine love song for all those who've ever felt their lives to have been saved by rock & roll.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A war movie with a conscience, an action movie with a funny bone, a caper movie with a shifting agenda.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    From the second it begins, Boogie Nights seizes your senses and pulls you right in: no turning back, no time for debate, no regrets.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The end result is a delightful, though a smidge too long, reminder of one of the reasons we so enjoy going to the movies: perchance to dream.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A stunning work of beauty, mystery, contemplation, and grit -- and like sands through the desert hourglass, these are the days of our lives.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's filled with marvelous performances, fabulous wit, and some dizzying images.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Scores its ultimate coup de grace though its interviews. Macdonald has lined up an amazing collection of interviewees.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There is a whole lot to be said for fun -- especially fun that can be shared by all -- and in this regard Spy Kids saves the day.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the best movies I've seen this year and, consequently, the less said about it here the better. The beauty of this movie is in the way it twists and turns, thwarting expectations, confounding stereotypes and venturing into places you least anticipate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Corrosively funny yet emotionally devastating.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The on-target performances, along with the unceasing barrage of popular music and daring narrative gambles, combine to make Trainspotting one of the grand movie rushes of 1996.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Manages the most delicate of hat tricks: It gives definition to uncertainty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Finds a way to impart this sad history while raising our spirits at the same time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In so many ways, The Quiet American speaks volumes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Exciting to watch: The audio disruptions of Carla putting in or taking out her hearing aids and the inventiveness of the way the heist plot is revealed are just a couple of the film's treats.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    So many things come together so beautifully in this movie based on the life of John Forbes Nash Jr. that you're likely to find yourself willing to benignly overlook its occasional biographical lapses and narrative sweetening.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie's ending at the train station and the modern-day epilogue feel protracted and indulgent...Apart from the ending though, this is Spielberg's most articulate movie ever.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As things turn out, Clooney’s butt is just one of the many delights to be found on a trip to Solaris.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A masterful synthesis of generic conventions and creative imagination, a sublime amalgam of some of the best tendencies and talent our times have to offer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A movie with style to burn, and, initially, that is this crime drama's most mesmerizing aspect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Probably the ultimate writers' film, but it's also a brash, daring, and dynamic film -- as delicate as an orchid but as durable and malleable as the species.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Haynes brings the emotional underbelly to the surface, he also tricks up the visual surface with elaborate color schemes that provide unspoken clues regarding the characters’ frames of mind.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Gets under your skin with its graceful edits and poetic elisions, lovely performances, and faded imagery.